Holy Week Calendar

During Holy Week we will continue to listen, responding to the stories we have listened and shared during Lent.

Palm Sunday
14th April, 9:30am
including Ecumenical service at St. Ambrose

Maundy Thursday
18th April, 7:30pm
including foot washing and Holy Communion

Good Friday
19th April, 9:30am
we tell the story of Christ’s passion

Easter Day
21st April
Dawn Service7:00am
we greet the dawn
and share breakfast
Holy Communion, 9:30am
We celebrate Christ is risen!

BUC News

Are you a qualified First Aider?
We are updating our list of First Aid volunteers.  If you have a current First Aid Certificate or a CPR Certificate and would be willing to assist if a situation arose during a BUC activity you were involved in – Please contact Helen Rowe on 0423 009 813 to indicate your interest.  The names of our First Aid volunteers are posted on the notice board in the gathering space.

Church Camp
It’s only 8 weeks until our annual Church Camp.  Save the dates 24th-26th May.  Even more importantly join the planning committee features:  minimal meetings, communication by email, task allocation and delegation.  Contact Camp Coordinator Anthony Hinds, 0478 692 607‬, to join.

Lenten FUNdraising Stalls
Be ready to buy up big at the stalls after worship on Sundays 7th & 14th April.  On offer: craft, baked goods and preserves. If you have something you want to contribute please bring it along on the day.  If you have any questions call Glenice, 0414 319 649, or Saide, 0407 096 743.  The fun continues after Easter with Helen Burnham’s now famous Pop-Up Shop Op for three-four weeks from 28th April.

Additional subscribers welcome to With Love to the World 2019
Are you interested in having a quarterly daily devotion guide that provides a reflection on the next Sunday’s lectionary?
You need to order the three remaining copies of With Love to the World, costing $15.
Faye Findlay will be collecting $15 from anyone interested in the Pentecost/Creation and Advent issues. These additional orders must be finalised by 15 April.

Lenten Reflection Group
The Discipleship & Education Committee has chosen the Centre for Theology & Ministry resource ‘Lenten Reflections 2019‘ for our focus this season.  You are invited to join with others in discussing your Lenten reflections.
When? Thursday evenings 21/3, 28/3, 4/4, 11/4 (and come back on 18/4 for our Maundy Thursday service)
Where? Gathering Space in the Church.
Time? 7:30-9:00pm in the Church

MS Melbourne Cycle
HunterClan will be on the road early on Sunday 31st March to raise money to support people affected by Multiple Sclerosis.  You can support their efforts by making a donation to the team or individual members.

Nourish is Back!
We’re delighted to announce that there will be a special session for children (mainly primary school aged) on both Wednesdays of the school holidays.
Julie and Ian will lead the 10th of April, and Janet and Ann Soo will guide the 17th – the day before Maundy Thursday
(We are looking for a kindly kitchen supporter for both sessions)

BUC News

Listening Skills workshop
A one day practical workshop with Rev Andy Calder, Monday 29thApril, 9:30-2:30 at BUC.  Please express your interest in this workshop to Richard Arnold (richarn50@gmail.com) or Peter Blair (peteblair75@gmail.com) who will forward you a registration form.

Book Launch
Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuamawill launch Julie Perrin’s collection of 60 stories Tender, stories that lean into kindness.  BUC folk are invited.
Do SAVE THE DATE: Saturday May 11th @ 2pm in the church hall. All welcome.

Wider Church News

Padraig O Tuama will offer a seminar ‘Theology as Story:  Believing in the Truth of People‘, Thursday 9th May and workshop, Friday 10th May at the Centre for Theology and Ministry.

John Bell in Australia
John Bell will be in Victoria over the weekend of 11th-13th May during which time he will take part in conversations on God, Delight and Diversity, Non-Violent Peacemaking, Celtic and Indigenous spirituality.  Check out all the details here.

Community News

Earth Hour
Sign up to switch off on Saturday 30th March, 8:30-9:30pm.  See all the details here

Climate Action
For meaningful change to happen, hundreds of thousands of us need to get active, consistently, visually, positively. People Power is the ONLY hope we have. Here are some events you can join in:

Northsiders with Refugees Community Conversations
An opportunity to host a conversation to raise awareness about our Government’s treatment of people seeking asylum in the lead up to the coming election.  If you are interested please read the details in the attachment and contact Saide Cameron, saide.cameron@bigpond.com to find a suitable date in our calendar.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
All affected by the Christchurch tragedy
All affected by clergy child sexual abuse
All who are silenced and unheard
Our suffering creation
The indigenous community
Carlynne Nunn preparing for Induction at South Ballarat UC
Preparations for Holy Week Worship
Palm Sunday Rally
Climate Action