No sermon recording due to the celebration of Anika’s ministry

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
D&E programs
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

BUC News

BUC Catering project
The FUNdraising Team has received two requests for catering early in June.  Please join Glenice and Saide in the Olive Way after Food Co-op on Saturday 19th May, 2pm to discuss these requests and our approach to pricing and supply in general.  Please let Saide know if you can attend and if your are unable to attend please email any thoughts or feedback you have to

Congregational Meeting
At the request of Church Council, we are calling a special Congregational Meeting on Sunday 20th May. It’s not a decision making meeting, but an important opportunity for everyone to hear about (and if they wish, comment upon) developments in our Children, Youth and Young Adults ministry. Please join us after worship and a brief morning tea for what should be a short and informative meeting.
Daniel Broadstock, Congregational Chairperson

Ecumenical Pentecost Worship
Everyone is welcome to join the Ecumenical Pentecost worship service on Sunday 20th May, 5pm at the Salvation Army, Albert St.  The presentation will be by Sister Therese Power: Sister of Mercy, former Congregational Leader of the Sisters of Mercy, Ballarat, former Director of Catholic Education, Ballarat, Member of ACRATH (Australian Catholic Religious Against Trafficking in Humans).   All are invited to a light supper following the service.

Olive Way Kitchen Renovation
JAM is overseeing a project to renovate the Olive Way Kitchen to address a number of concerns/shortcomings with the current set up.  Architect Belinda Seale (from Allen Kong Architects) will be talking to users of the space to hear any ideas/requirements they have and will be at the Olive Way on Monday 21st May between 5-6pm, if you would like to meet with her.  Please speak to Richard Arnold, 0407 796 429‬, if you would like more information.

Marvellous Mouth-Watering May Dinners
Marvellous Mouth-watering May Dinners are happening over the weekend of 25th-27th May.  Pick up your invitation for all the details before or after worship 0n Sundays or look for your invitation in the mail next week.

Worship Workshop
Ian Ferguson will offer a workshop for all worship, children’s time and prayer leaders and anyone else interested in exploring these roles on Wednesday 30th May, 7:30pm in the Church.  Contact Ian, 0438 547 842to express your interest.

BUC News

News from Sacred Edge …
Sacred Edge was great and a highlight for me was Louise Marson (lady with two cute dogs who participates in the Olive Arts Collective Wednesday program) winning the people’s choice awardfor her two mosaics artworks  – Mother Theresa and Sadhu. Huge congratulations to Louise. Her work is detailed and quite astonishing.  In her artists bio, Louise makes reference to the Olive Arts Collective and I quote ‘ I am open to the notion of hope that is sparked by attending the Olive Arts Collective’. It is heartening to read that our group in its context of the Olive Way and BUC offers people that notion of HOPE and this would surely be part of not only our goal but also our mission statement.  Thank you for all your support and we look forward to The Olive Arts Collective returning end of May!  Sparking the notion of hope.
Cheers, Ann Soo

Uniting Winter Appeal Pie Drive & Bake Up
The Uniting Winter Appeal Pie Drive is rapidly approaching.  Order forms will be available some time this week.  Remember that you are also welcome to join in the fun of the Pie Drive Bake Up on Saturday 2nd June.  Contact Glenice Cook, 0414 319 649, to register your intention come along with your apron ready to bake.

World Wide Knit in Public Day
World Wide Knit in Public Day is coming, register your participation for Saturday 9th June online or contact Ann Soo,

Trivia Night & Auction
Save the date for the Trivia Night & Auction, a FUNdraiser for the Olive Way on Saturday 16thJune. It’s going to be lots of fun – six big rounds of trivia, four fabulous auction items, lots of prizes to be won. Contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, to book a table or a seat, to offer to help organize the event or to simply to find out more.

Stewart Lodge Driving Roster
We are looking for new drivers to join the Stewart Lodge Driving roster.  Drivers need arrive at Stewart Lodge at 9am, go to the office, ask for an announcement to be made that ‘a driver is available, come down in the next five minutes if you want to go to church’.   After worship, at around 11am, you will take the residents home again.
Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, if you can join the Stewart Lodge Driving roster – if we have 8 drivers that will require only a one-Sunday every two months commitment.