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#ChangeTheHeart
Day of Mourning
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Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
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Love Makes a Way
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BUC News

How do we respond to January 26 this year?
For many First Nations Peoples this is a time of grief.  This is not a political issue, it is a personal one.

  • We invite you to attend the #ChangeTheHeart Service on Monday, 25 January 2021 7:30 pm BUC will gather together to pray, on line and in unison, with one of Australia’s most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Aunty Jean Phillips,  on the evening before January 26.  Watch the video for more information and for details of how to join in https://www.commongrace.org.au/tunein
  • BUC is also holding an Aboriginal Sunday service on 31 January 2021.   We will be listening deeply to and being led by resources developed by Aboriginal Christian Leaders.

Welcome
24th January – We will welcome Rev. Carlynne Nunn, a former member of our congregation, as our preacher.  Children’s Time will be offered by Saide Cameron.

Ministry Team on leave
Ian and Dave will be returning to work from 27th January.

Olive Arts Collective
It is with great joy that we will be welcoming artists back to the Youth Hall on Wednesdays commencing 3rd February.  We welcome Bev Evans as the new co-ordinator of the Olive Arts program.  Details here.

Leaders’ Retreat 2021
Are you a leader at BUC – a committee member, roster volunteer, SMP teacher, a leader of any kind or are you interested in leadership? There are many of us! And it’s great to get together at the start of the year to reflect on where we are and where we might be heading.   The 2021 Leaders’ Retreat will be on Saturday 6th February at BUC.

BUC Student House – rooms available
There are two vacancies in our student house program.  Please pass this news on to any young people attending tertiary studies in 2021.

BUC News

Piano – free to a good home
From Glenice Cook – Regretfully will be unable to take our piano with us when we move in July. We are happy to give it to anyone who can pick it up.  Photo here.  Please ring on 0414319649 if you would like more details.

February Olive Branch
The monthly newsletter will be published on Sunday 31st January.  Please email all your contributions to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 25th January.  For further information call Saide, 0407 096 743.

February & March worship roster
The first draft of the roster for the next two months will be distributed tomorrow.  If you are a regular participant and not yet responded to the roster email please do so as soon as possible.  If you would like to be involved in the worship roster please call Saide, 0407 096 743.

Worshipping in Janaury
Sunday morning worship
will be offered onsite and in person.  We need to attend to a range of COVID safe requirements.  Please read the post for all the details.
Due to limits on numbers please register you intention to attend worship through Trybooking.
If you are joining worship through livestream on YouTubeplease provide feedback to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.  The worship committee will be reviewing the first month of the trial on 2nd February.

Wider Church News

UC National News – Happy New Year