Moving towards COVID Normal
Sunday Afternoons in December – 2pm In-Person Worship.
During December we invite you to come and worship in person at BUC, 2pm in the church worship space (we will be continuing our online worship offerings in the mornings). We have trialled these services over the past couple of weeks for those who haven’t been able to access our online offerings and this Sunday we are pleased to open the service to the whole congregation.
If you would like to come, please RSVP to Ian firstname.lastname@example.org, 0438 547 842, by midday on Sunday – this will help us keep track of numbers. We are currently only allowed 80 people in our worship space.
When you come you will notice a number of changes:
- You will need to sign in using a QR code or on the sign in sheets provided.
- You will need to wear a mask.
- You will need to sit and stand at least 1.5 metres away from anyone who is not part of your household. We are facilitating this by blocking off every second pew and by marking 1.5 metre intervals along each pew.
- Initially all the music will be recorded. You are welcome to join in singing with your mask on.
- There will be no afternoon tea, but you don’t need to hurry off – stay and chat while observing physical distance.
This is our plan for December only. We hope to commence 9:30am in-person services in January. Stay tuned for our “Moving Towards COVID Normal” updates.
Riding the Waves – Episode 12
Our twelfth & final story features Sheila & Andrew.
Recording Christmas Carols
Time is running out for recording your part for our Christmas Carols project. Contact Shawn Whelan, 0418 613 898, if you need a reminder about how to contribute.
Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal
The Christmas Bowl on-line catalogue is now closed. Orders will be delivered over the weekend of 12-13th December. Contact Saide, 0407 096 743, if you would like organise delivery, otherwise we will contact you. You can also make a personal donation to support the work of Act for Peace directly through the BUC page here. Read the Christmas Bowl story here.
A prayer, a plea, a bird
Julie Perrin’s new book A prayer, a plea, a bird is a collection of prayers and stories, many of which have arisen out of the year that 2020 has been. Her first book Tender, stories that lean into kindness was published last year. Both of Julie’s books can be purchased and mailed from the publisher www.mediacom.org.au.
University Text books available – by donation
Fiona MacDowall has received a donation of 70 university-level text books that are all published in the last 5 years and in brand new condition (see the list here). She would like to offer them to the BUC community. The books are free but Fiona would encourage people to make a donation to the Indigenous Literacy Foundation, or a charity of their choice. Contact Fiona at email@example.com to arrange collection.