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BUC News

Website down
Our beautiful website went down on Saturday and is partially back online.  Work continues on finding a  back up of our theme which will return it to its former glory.  Meanwhile some parts of the website are working even though things look a little odd.  We hope to back to business as usual soon.

Pentecost Sunday
We will celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit on Sunday 31st May.  Our worship will be offered in the same format that we are currently using at our regular worship time of 9:30am.  This Sunday is also party of National Reconciliation Week.  The theme for the week is ‘In this together’.  We will be using resources from the National Reconciliation Week resource, prepared by the UCA Assembly and South Australia Synod  ‘Reconciliation Sunday Worship Resource.  The service will also be streamed to the Assembly Facebook page at 10am as part of the Assembly Wide worship series.

Pentecost Sunday Zoom chat
Hi Folks, I will be hanging out in a Zoom Room at 11am on Sunday if you would like to grab a cuppa and pop in for a chat. I’d be interested in your responses to my Sunday reflection “Where do we see the Spirit of Creation?” – but if you haven’t seen it by then come in anyway!
Join Ian’s Sunday Chat:
Meeting ID: 749 6031 3651
Password: 6QhFfL

Celebrating Care
During worship in May we have been celebrating the care offered during isolation.
You can catch up on all four here.

Creative projects 
A reminder that you are all very warmly invited to contribute to any or all of the following projects

Climate Action News

BUC Climate Crisis Action Plan
After some delays due to Covid-19, Church Council is once again working on BUC’s Climate Action Plan (See our Climate Crisis web page for background and Maxine’s video message for a general update) and last Mondaycirculated via emailto members of the congregation a revised draft for comment. You can get involved by:

  • Coming to a zoom meeting of the BUC Climate Action Group at 11.30am on Sunday 31 May to discuss the plan. Contact Richard Arnold to get the zoom link and join the BUC Climate Action Group.
  • Sending your comments on the plan to Shawn Whelan or Maxine Loynd by 19 June 2020.

Switch to GreenPower

Meanwhile, we’re delighted to announce that BUC has just taken a significant step by switching our Sydney Rd site’s electricity from 20% to 100% GreenPower. In addition to supporting renewable energy generation in Australia (through the 100% GreenPower surcharge), all of our electricity usage is now also offset through high quality Carbon Offset projects. Powershop Australia, our new provider, invests in these on our behalf as part of its standard (and price-competitive) service. Watch this space and the Olive Branch for further information about the switch, including details of Powershop’s “refer a friend” program which would give discount credits both to you and to BUC!