Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Love Makes a Way
Our planet & all she holds
August Olive Branch The next edition of our monthly newsletter will be published on Sunday 2nd August. Please email your stories, reports, news, photos, and anything else of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 27th July. Thank you.
Climate Action News
Climate Action Group – political action and advocacy The BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) will meet at the new time of 5pm on Saturday 25th July via zoom to discuss political action and advocacy around supporting a green recovery.
Powershop “switch a friend” bonus now available! We’re delighted to announce that BUC has taken a significant step by switching our Sydney Rd site’s electricity from 20% to 100% GreenPower. Would you like to help yourself, BUC and the planet all at the same time? If you switch to Powershop electricity based on BUC’s referral, then they will credit you and BUC with $75 towards both accounts. Naturally, you should do your homework about whether that makes sense for you overall.
If you do want to switch, and credit BUC as part of the deal, follow this link: https://secure.powershop.com.au/r/shawnw-yEWuQju?p=556
People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria – Climate Impacts Survey The Victorian government is required to prepare a climate strategy for the state by the 31st of October. This plan will set out the state’s plans for cutting emissions and helping communities cope with climate impacts. Friends of the Earth and community members are writing a People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria. The BUC Climate Action Group is encouraging members of the congregation to fill out the following short survey to ensure the final outcome includes your local knowledge: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PCSimpacts
Olive Way News
Olive Way on Sunday
During worship on 26th July Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor, will share stories of the ongoing ministry of the Olive Way
Olive Way ministry continues … Although our doors are closed the ministry of the Olive Way continues. Please visit the Olive Way page to find out about
our collaboration with the Salvation Army to support offering hot take-away meals
provision of mobile phones to maintain social connection
funding from Inner North West (used for purchase of SIM cards)
A mission request … from Olive Way…
Peter would love to be able to distribute washable masks to the Olive way guests …. we need about 50+++
Can you help sew some please??? Drop off your donations into box on the porch of 29 Macfarland St and Peter will pick up. THANKS
For more information contact Gwen Arnold, 0413 047 938.
Olive Arts Collective The OAC leaders (Ann Soo and Leanne Salau) and artist mentor (Phil Kreveld) have maintained contact with many artists since lockdown began. On Wednesday 22nd July the first OAC Zoom meeting was offered and joyfully received by the artists. We look forward to an installation of Graeme Lammy’s art in the Tower Room Window. If you happen to be passing the by the church please stop and have a look.
I love collecting and sharing the stories of our congregation. Our new website is a wonderful platform for this to happen in a dynamic way. I hope you enjoy exploring the website to find out more about how the BUC congregation tells, shares and celebrates the story of God's love for all creation.