Prayer Points

Ministry Team
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 chat
Join Ian after worship at 10:30 on Zoom.   See the Facebook event or simply join here.

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 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:

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:

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.

UC National News

The weekly news from the Assembly includes