Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Climate Action Group
Love Makes a Way
Holiday makers
Students preparing to move into the Student House Program
All who experience mental illness and their carers

Christmas Bowl projects
Harvesting hope in Zimbabwe
OfERR supporting SriLankan refugees to return home
Finding joy in resilience (Tonga)
Finding strength in love after fleeing Syria
God’s love in action (South Sudan)

BUC News

Bring a plate to share
for Morning Tea after worship on Sunday 29th January – a fun opportunity to share some of your Christmas leftovers.  Any questions, contact Saide, 0407 096 743.

Ministry Team on leave
Peter Blair (Olive Way pastor) is currently on leave returning to work on Tuesday 14th January.
David Hall (CYYA pastor) will be on leave from 30th December, returning to work on Tuesday 21st January.
Ian Ferguson will also be on leave during January, details next week.

Olive Way dates
The Olive Way is now closed for Christmas and will reopen on Tuesday 14th January.
The Olive Arts Collective will reopen on Wednesday 22nd January.

January preachers
During Ian’s leave we will welcome three members of our congregation as preachers
Valetina Satvedi, 5th January, celebrating Holy Communion. Valentina is an ordained Anabaptist minister.
Geoff Thompson, 12th January.  Geoff is Co-ordinator of Studies – Systematic Theology at the Centre for Theology & Ministry
Graeme Garrett, 19th January.  Graeme is a retired Anglican minister and author with a passion for the environment.

Climate Action News

BUC Climate Action Group
The next meeting will be after worship on Sunday 5th January at 11.15am to help facilitate promotion and coordination of ideas for developing a climate action plan following the recent declaration by the congregation of a Climate Crisis. For more information please contact Richard on   or mobile 0407796429. Members of the congregation of all ages are welcome.

National Climate Emergency Summit
On the 14-15th February 2020, Melbourne will host the National Climate Emergency Summit as part of Sustainable Living Festival’s month-long Festival. This summit aims to amplify the current social and political momentum for urgent action – highlighted by over 1200 formal climate emergency declarations throughout the world. Early Bird Registeration now available. Go beyond the declarations and be part of shaping Australia’s climate emergency transition.  1 & 2-Day Free Passes for students available until 1st January.

Community News

House mate wanted
I’m a mature woman with an anxiety disorder, but I’m not neurotic. I’m fine during the day but am looking for someone in the caring profession/s (employed or studying) to share my lovely home rent free in exchange for being there overnight. I have 3 lovely cats and live in a very desirable location in a lovely fully furnished and fitted out house in Rathdowne Village, Carlton North. Would consider a couple. Option of 2 sleeping lofts or I might have to give up my bedroom, depending on the person’s preferences. House is 2 story and close to Melb Uni, St V’s, RMH. Has lovely courtyards at back and front, close to public transport, within walking distance to city and local hospitals. Fast internet and everything one needs for comfortable, easy living.
Looking for someone from approx Feb 2020.  Contact Sharon 0402 359 047.