BUC News

COVID update – Morning Tea
In response to rising case numbers the BUC COVID working group and Pastoral Care committee have decided to pause offering morning tea during January.  We do this out of an abundance of caution and strong desire to protect our community.  You are welcome to stay on after worship to chat whilst continuing to wear masks and maintaining social distance.  It is especially lovely to do this out in the open when the weather permits.  Please Helen Rowe, 0423 009 813, or Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 if you have any questions or concerns.

Ministry Team News

  • Ian is on leave from 3rd to 23rd January – we welcome Daniel Broadstock (9/1), Graeme Garrett (16/1) and Fiona Bottcher (23/1) as our preachers
  • Dave is on leave from 3rd to 25th January
  • Peter is on leave from 29th December to 10th January
  • Pastoral Care – for any pastoral care needs during these times please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Compassion Team:  Glenice Cook, 0414 319 649, Gwen Arnold, 0413 047 938, Leanne Salau, 0449 912 092.

BUC News

Olive Way
The Olive Way will reopen on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 18th January.  The Olive Way Steering Committee, chaired by Mikul Denison, is meeting on 13th January.  Details regarding how the Olive Way program will open and services to be offered will be discussed.  Look out for details in next week’s Olive Press.

Co-Design process – acknowledgement
Some time ago the Walking Together with First Nations Group at BUC,  as well as individual members of BUC, made submissions to the Co-Design Process for an enshrined National Voice to Parliament for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.  In response to these submissions we have received a letter of acknowledgement that is displayed on the noticeboard at BUC.

Change the Heart service
You are invited by Senior Aboriginal Christian Leader, Aunty Jean Phillips, to gather together to pray in unison on the evening before January 26…. Join BUC for a screening of Common Grace’s 10th Anniversary Change the Heart service on Tuesday 25th January.  Watch this video from NITV (National Indigenous Television).

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Moderator – Denise
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
BUC Arts
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea