Worship this week
We welcome Fran Barber as our preacher on 25th July while Ian enjoys his quarterly weekend off. Our building remains closed until the restrictions ease. Worship will be live-streamed from the worship space with no congregation. Please join us online.
Join Dave for a Zoom chat after worship at 11am.
August & September roster
The August & September roster has gaps in Welcoming and both Morning Tea rosters (providing food, setting up & serving tea & coffee). Check out the dates with ?? and let me know if you want to participate ‘the work of worship’ by joining the Sunday roster system. Call Saide, 0407 096 743. Just a note to those who have received the Draft roster – some changes have already been made.
August Olive Branch
The August Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 1st August. Please email all your stories, news, reports, photos and other interesting information to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 26th July.
Commissioning of Elders
We are looking forward to commissioning new and re-elected elders during worship on Sunday 8th August.
Climate Action News
ARRCC Stop Adani Digital Storm
Are you locked down but are itching to #StopAdani? Join people of faith on either of two sessions: 1pm on Friday 23rd & Friday 30th July, and engage with executives at Adani linked companies asking them to end their association with Adani’s climate-wrecking coal mine via one or more of the following mediums:
– Text and Whatsapp/Signal/Telegram messages
– Phone calls.
Both sessions will be on Zoom : https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84400660233
If you have a Direct Offering arrangement with U Ethical (formerly UCA Funds), please read this important notice.
If you have set up a regular direct giving arrangement directly from your bank account (typically using Online Banking), you don’t need to do anything.
Before online banking existed, many of us set up “Direct Debit” arrangements with UCA Funds (now called U Ethical). U Ethical takes the money from our individual bank accounts as per our instructions, and once a month, transfers all such offerings to BUC’s account.
On 31 July, this service will end. It’s an important cost saving for U Ethical, which will be passed on to the Synod via increased grants. If you don’t do anything, BUC will stop receiving your offerings after July.
What you need to do:
You need to set up a new direct giving arrangement, or “recurring payment”, directly from your bank account to BUC’s. Some banks will let you do this yourself using online banking (from your computer or smartphone app). Otherwise, ask your branch staff for help to set it up. The account details you need for BUC are:
BUC account number: 8687863
If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Shawn Whelan (0418 613 898).