Olive Press for 4/3

Olive Press for 4/3

BUC News

Sydney Rd. Street Party – Road Closure – Due to the Sydney Rd. Street Party Sydney Rd. will be closed from Victoria St. to Union Rd. from midnight to midnight.  Please be aware of this when driving to church.

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
  • 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.


On Saturday 3rd March 10am-midday we kick off our Craft Connection (Olive Pesto) for the year – Join Catherine Cowen & friends making zip jewellery, 10am-midday, BUC Hall.

The March Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 4th March.

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

We will commission our newly elected and re-elected elders during worship on Lent 3, Sunday 4th March.

Worship on Lent 4,  Sunday 11th March will include a Service of Lament in response to the release of the final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse.

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 on Wednesdays during March.

The Lenten Offering is an annual event in the life of congregations within the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.  It is conducted during Lent and Easter at a time of reflection, renewal and recommitment.  After worship on Sundays 18th & 25th March we will hold FUNdraising stalls to support the Lenten Offering.  All contributions for the stall are welcome.  Contact Saide, 0407 096 743 for more information.

Wider Church News

The annual Holocaust Memorial Service will be held on Monday 19th March, 7:30pm, at the Chapel of St. Peter, Melbourne Grammar School.

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.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Carlynne – MoW candidate
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

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