Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

BUC News

Worship – Advent
During Advent we will listen to the voices from our lectionary readings together with the voices around us.  We will continue to feature Emergence artworks through the services.

Pageant Choir
We will be preparing two items for the Pageant Choir as pre-recorded items.  Please contact Elaine Potter, 0434 671 109, if you would like to join the virtual choir.  Backing tracks will be provided for you to practice with and put down your recordings.

Volunteering at BUC
The CC Initiatives Task Group on Committee Membership and Participation invites and encourages you to respond to 4 ‘tick-box’ questions about volunteering.

Could you bake some shortbread?
For many years now BUC has remembered the residents at Stewart Lodge at Christmas, singing carols and giving gifts. Last year we gave each resident a handwritten card and a small bag of shortbread. JAM would like to do this again.
We are looking forward volunteers to make 2 dozen pieces of shortbread.  Can you help? We need them by Dec 20.
Please email or text Kirsty at or 0438380433.

Chat with Peter Khalil
Our Federal member of Parliament Peter Khalil will be joining us after worship on 12th December for a chat. This is a chance for BUC to ask questions and let Peter know what matters to us as a faith community. While this is an informal chat, if you would like to ask a question it would be good to know ahead so we can make sure there is enough time. Please contact Kirsty Bennett on

Christmas Bowl Catalogue
Our Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal Catalgoue is now available featuring Gingerbread houses, Christmas Cards (artwork by Ann Soo), Gift cards (photos by Ian Ferguson), preserves, cakes and puddings. Download the catalgoue and place your orders now.  Donate to the Christmas Bowl here.
Read the Christmas Bowl story here – God’s love in action.

Christmas Worship

We joyfully share a summary of our Christmas worship series here, more details to come

  • Thursday 16th December, 7:30 pm, Blue Christmas – a time for reflection and contemplation
    This service will be recorded and posted to YouTube 
  • Friday 24th December, 7:00 pm, Christmas Eve pageant – a joyful telling of the Nativity
    This service will be live-streamed and available on YouTube
  • Friday 24th December, 11:30 pm, Holy Communion – we gather at Christ’s table to welcome the Christ child
    This service will be recorded and posted to YouTube 
  • Saturday 25th December, 9:30am, Christmas Day – we celebrate ‘Christ is born
    This service will be recorded and posted to YouTube 
  • Sunday 26th December, there will not be a formal worship service
    Instead you are encouraged to catch up on any of the Christmas services available on our YouTube channel

Wider Church News

Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network Update
Lots to read about in the latest PIEN Update including:  Kairos Palestine Christmas Alert 2021, Christmas Gift Ideas, Sponsor an Olive Tree, the AGM, Liberating Theology global webinar (30/11) and other events.

UC National News, 24-30/11

  • #ThursdaysInBlack #16Days, Ambassadors
  • An invitation to Transforming Worship
  • Assembly Standing Committee November Update
  • Religious Discrimination Bill must protect all people
  • Share your voice on ageing
  • Empower women in leadership
  • And more …
    • Those whose homes are not safe places and who live in fear of gender-based violence. May they find spaces of safety, support, healing, and strength.
    • Members of Parliament as they consider the Religious Discrimination Bill. We pray for thoughtful discernment and respectful conversation that is mindful of the rights of all people to be free from discrimination.
    • Conversations taking place across the Church as part of the Act2 project. May we discern the leading of the Spirit as we look to the future.