Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Camp
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Worship at BUC
Sunday 25th April – We will welcome Rev. Graeme Garrett as our preacher while Ian is participating in the church camp.
Sunday 2nd May – We will offer a blessing for the recent marriage of Steph Gesling & Matt Whitty

Morning Tea
We are looking forward to providing food with morning tea after worship on Sundays.  COVID safe guidelines are being prepared.  If you would like to be a food provider or to add you name to the list of helpers to support our renewed hospitality please email  Please note that you can be a food provider only and not need to be involved in setting up, serving and cleaning up.

Name Tags
We started bringing the name tags out of storage late in March.  As part of our COVID safe awareness you are asked to pick yours up from the bench, wear it, take it home and bring it back again to wear next time you come to worship.  while we continue to wear our masks during worship using name tags will help us to greet each other by name whether we have been part of the congregation for a long time our have joined more recently.  If you would like a name tag made for you please email and also request your preferred colour (red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple or pink).

INVITATION to New Study Group
Are you interested in joining a small group with others who wish to – delve into the Bible, read and discuss a book, follow up on the sermon topic, see how our social justice projects align with the teachings of Jesus, or?  If this interests you, we are having an initial catch-up after worship on Sunday May 9th in the Hall when we can discuss frequency and venue for the group.  Any queries please contact Kirsty Brown 0410 510 305 or Helen Rowe 0423 009 813. This initiative is supported by the Discipleship and Education Committee.

May Olive Branch
Our next monthly newsletter will be published on Sunday 2nd May.  Please send your reports, stories, news, notices, photos and other contributions to by Monday 26th April.

Climate Action News

Going green at home – Powershop referral bonus during April
If you’ve been thinking about switching to an energy provider that’s 100% carbon neutral, now’s a great time! If you switch to Powershop before 30 April, you and BUC will each get a $150 referral bonus. Their normal supply is “net carbon neutral” (using renewable energy and accredited carbon offsets), and you can optionally pay a premium for 100% GreenPower (which increases the demand for renewable energy). Use this link:

School Strike for Climate
SS4C will be holding a national strike for climate action on Friday 21st May with school students calling on the Australian government to #FundOurFutureNotGas. Put the date in your diary and support the young people.

Wider Church News

The Westerly No. 6
Joint PPW & PWV Newsletter
. Celebrates 30 yrs of the Deacon Ministry in UCA. Jeanne Beale reflects on her call to Deacon. Deaconess Margaret Allan looks back on 67 years of ministry. Fi Botcher talks about her Ordination into ministry of Deacon in 2020. Education Events a plenty!

UC National News – 21-27/4

  • Our invitation to Dwell in Love, 16th Assembly
  • Anzac Day, Lest We Forget
  • Human Rights crisis in the Philippines, more
  • Earth Day 2021, 22/4, #RestoreOurEarth
  • Time to end deaths in custody, more
  • And more …
    • The friends and family of George Floyd and those seeking racial justice in the US and here in Australia.
    • All those who continue to suffer the trauma of war. We pray for peace.
    • Australians and New Zealanders who have and continue to serve in our Defence Forces, their families and those who walk alongside them.
    • An end to the human rights crisis in the Philippines.
    • Our church partners responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.