BUC News

‘What does it mean when we listen as followers of Jesus?’ is our question for the Season of Lent. Each week we will listen in response to the Gospel readings. The children will create and build a soundscape week by week.
Join us for worship on Ash Wednesday, 14th February, at 7:30pm to begin the season – a time of preparation for listening.
Lent 1, 18th February, Listening from the place of temptation

Out and About Group February activity
Visit the NGV in St Kilda Road on Friday 16th Februaryat 10.30 am. Meet inside, near the water wall. Free entry.  The Triennial exhibition features works by over 100 artists and designers from around the world and surveys the world of art and design, across cultures, scales, geographies and perspectives. Stay for Lunch afterwards if desired at Flora’s in Flinders Street.
RSVP not essential but helps to know who to look out for!
Contact Helen for further information on 0423 009 813.
Out and About is a social group for active people with weekday availability.

Meeting Jesus in the Gospel of John This year during the period of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter) you are invited to participate in a six-week journey of reflection and prayer with the words of John the Evangelist (The Gospel According to John and First Letter of John). By learning from Jesus as John presents him, his human friendships, and his teachings about God, we may enter further into relationship with the One who is love and longs for deep intimacy with each of us.

Wider Church News

Synod Social Justice Family Camp 2018 – Belonging and Becoming with Mark & Lisa Scandrette, 9th-12th March, Details here.

Brother Peter Bray will speak on what is happening in Bethlehem University and in the Holy Land on Thursday 22nd February at Elm Street Hall, North Melbourne. Details here.

BUC News

Do you love to sing? Do you want to learn new sings, sing old favourites, spend two hours with like-minded souls? Yes? Then save the date – Sunday 18th February, 1-3pm. The worship committee is hosting a Lenten Sing-a-long in the worship space. We’ll be learning a few songs for the season of Lent, taking requests, providing afternoon tea. If you have a favourite song that you would like to sing, or play, for others, we would also love to hear from you.  Send your requests through to Natalie Sims, nsims@svi.edu.au. Bring along your musical instrument and be ready to join in as many of the songs as you like. All ages, all abilities, everyone is welcome. Questions, queries, expressions of interest to Natalie, 0457 054 807.

Our Annual General Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday 25th February. The Olive Harvest (collection of Annual Reports) will be available on Sunday 11th February. We hope you enjoy reading them, take your time, there’s lots to celebrate. The meeting will also include the presentation of the 2017 Budget. Then stay on after the meeting for a ‘Bring a plate to share’ lunch hosted by the Pastoral Care Community Team. Contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 if you have an questions.

Come one, come all to the Backyard Session with “Terry Towelling & the Tank Tops”, Sunday 25th February, 4-9ish.  Entry by donation, FUNdraising for the Olive Way.

The Justice & Mission (JAM) committee is excited and we want you to join in the fun of the Sydney Rd. Street Party on Sunday 4th March. You can offer an hour or two of your time to help out with Devonshire Tea, provide and/or sell cupcakes & muffins, support the Rainbow activity on the street, be in the worship space to welcome people. Everything is ‘easy’ we simply need as many ‘hands on’ as possible. Contact Saide Cameron, saide.cameron@bigpond.com, 0407 096 743.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
‘Meeting Jesus’ Lent Study
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea