BUC News

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: make scones, set up, serve,
    be a welcoming presence, pack up
  • provide and/or sell cupcakes & muffins,
    a FUNdraiser for the Olive Way,
  • support the Rainbow activity on the street,
    inviting people to a respectful listening activity,
  • be in the worship space to welcome people.

Everything is ‘easy’ we simply need as many ‘hands on’ as possible.

Love Makes a Way will be singing and telling stories on the street.
SROC will offer perform ‘Roof! In over my head‘ at 2pm

Contact Saide Cameron, saide.cameron@bigpond.com,
0407 096 743.

The March Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 4th March. Please email your contributions – stories, reports, reflections, photos, notices, news – to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 26th February.

The Olive Pages (our Directory of contact information) is having it’s annual update.  Please check your details on the pages after worship or email saide.cameron@bigpond.com, with any changes or new information.

BUC News

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.

Interplay – What happens when we follow what we enjoy? Give ourselves the time and space to move with what’s there? Connect with ourselves and others in a spirit of play?  InterPlay Wednesday Workshops with Steph begin on Wednesday 28th February and continue in March.

Wider Church News

State of Emergency in Tonga – Cyclone Gita has devastated communities across Tonga. The category four cyclone arrived late last night bringing winds of over 233km/h, ripping roofs off houses and causing widespread flooding. Tens of thousands of people were left without power and water has been cut off. Visit the Act for Peace to make your donation.

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

Prayer Points

BIUC Congregation
Fiona – MoD candidate
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representative
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds