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BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space remains closed, with our worship service fully pre-recorded and and available on YouTube on 29/8. We look forward to welcoming  Fiona Bottcher on for this 5th Sunday Reflective service. Fiona is a member of our congregation and an ordained UC Deacon whose role is divided between Sunshine Hospital providing pastoral care for patients experiencing mental illness and the “open door” community space at Sunshine UC.

Worship Chat
Join Dave for a chat after worship on Sunday on Zoom.

Olive Way
Hot take away meals are being provided to the Olive Way community on Tuesdays during lockdown.  We are so grateful to our Olive Pastor Peter Blair, Peter Murphy and volunteers for offering this support.

Wurundjeri Treaty Forum
The forum planned for after worship on 29th August has been postponed pending our return from lockdown.

September Olive Branch
The monthly newsletter will be published (email and by post) on 29th August.

Olive Arts on Zoom
Join Bev Garside for a presentation of her works on Tuesday 14th September on Zoom.  Bev is a tactile artist and joined our Olive Arts community last year during lockdown.  Details here.

Emergent – New Dates!
Our exhibition has been rescheduled to 5th-15th November.  The BUC Arts has made this decision in response to the current lockdown.  We hope that these new dates will provide more time for works to be created and to also allow us to create a companion virtual Exhbition.  Read more here.

Climate Action News

ARRCC Letter writing to PM
After church on July 11, many of us wrote hand-written letters to be delivered next month to the Prime Minister as part of an ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) campaign (see for details) calling for bold action by 2030. If you missed this opportunity to write a letter, it is not too late as ARRCC is still collecting letters, send your letter to the PM, c/o 11 Ashby Street, Kingsgrove, NSW 2208, in time to arrive by Friday, 10th September at the latest (allow for postal delays).

Friends of the Earth – Act on Climate email writing to the ALP
Time is running out for Australia to lift its 2030 climate target before the COP26 summit this November. Friends of the Earth has a campaign sending emails to the Shadow Minister for Climate Change Chris Bowen (see for details) encouraging the ALP to match US and UK more ambitious emission reduction targets for 2030 and put pressure the Australian government!

Stand with Wangan and Jagalingou to Stop Adani
The cultural rights of Indigenous peoples’ are enshrined in the QLD Human Rights Act. Yet, the QLD government is still allowing Adani to destroy precious Wangan and Jagalingou cultural heritage without free, prior, and informed consent. RSVP here ( to receive the zoom link for the online rally on Monday 30 August at 6:30pm.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 25-31/8

  • Season of Creation 2021, more
  • Christians speak boldly for Afghanistan refugees
  • What is an Intergenerational Church?
  • Dwelling in love in the hard places
  • How can I use Our Vision or a Just Australia?
  • And more
    • Those doing the urgent work to provide safety and protection for refugees from Afghanistan.
    • Members of the Assembly Standing Committee meeting this weekend for the first time since their election at the 16th Assembly meeting.
    • All those who have served and continue to serve on our Church councils and those who are mentoring, equipping and making space for the next generations.