On Sunday 3rd May, the first Sunday of the month, we will observe the practice of a communion of the empty hands. We will not be sharing bread and juice. We will reflect on Jesus’ words ‘Do this in remembrance of me’.
May Olive Branch
The May edition will be published on Sunday 3rd May with printed copies to be posted out to all who normally receive them.
On Sunday 10th May we will welcome Linley Liersch as our preacher. Linely is our Presbytery Minister in the role of Mission Development Strategist – eLM Liaison.
Supply Ministry Celebration
During worship on Sunday 17th May we will acknowledged and celebrate the three months of supply ministry offered by Valentina Satvedi-Leydon (Worship and Discipleship & Education) and Yoo Mi Park (Pastoral Care). Ian will be concluding his three months in Bairnsdale and East Gippsland on 10th May after which he will take one week’s annual leave before returning to our congregation on 19th May.
Connecting – to God, to others, to place
Church camp is a great opportunity to meet new friends, try something new, have fun – but most importantly – connect with eachother! This year we are hosting a virtual camp to allow everyone to join from the comfort of their homes!
Tune in on 23rd of May, with official proceedings kicking off from 3pm, to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime event!
See the May Olive Branch for more details. The Connecting website post will be updated on Sunday with the latest information.
A Community of Faces
Are you missing catching up with people on Sundays, seeing well loved or little known faces? It’s lovely to see people offering parts of the service from their homes but what about everyone else?
Liturgists have been inviting us to call people after worship to say hello and have a chat. Another delightful idea has been proposed.
Send a photo of yourself or of each other in your household and email the photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
The photos will be shared with or without names (your choice) in the extended prelude prior to the service. Thank you to Joel for providing the first photo.
Household of God project
In this time of physical isolation everyone is invited to contribute to the BUC’s Household of God Creative Arts project.
This project is an opportunity for people to offer a creative work in whatever medium you choose – painting, drawing, knitting, craft, music, poetry, story, storytelling, dance, videos, and whatever else comes to mind.
Our plan is to provide an online space for these works to be shared and later when we can all meet again to host an exhibition and possibly a FUNdraising event. More details in the May Olive Branch and online on Sunday. In the meantime please view Dave’s video and start being creative.