BUC News

KOGO presentation
Save the date, Saturday 7th April and join the Olive Pesto (craft group) for morning tea at 10am for the presentation of the amazing rugs made last year to Andrea from KOGO.   Celebrate the story and be inspired. Contact Ann Soo for details, 0422 842 244.

Visiting preacher
We will welcome Matt Julius, a theology student from CTM as our preacher on 8th April while Ian is on leave.

Mary Magdalene
The Discipleship & Education committee are hosting a group booking to see the movie Mary Magdalene on Friday 13th April. Please contact Jenne Perlstein, 0414 650 727, or Meg Orton, 0427 052 790, to book your ticket – $11.

New subscribers welcome to With Love to the World 2018
Are you interested in having a quarterly daily devotion guide that provides a reflection on the next Sunday’s lectionary?
You need to order the three remaining copies of With Love to the World, costing $15.
Faye Findlay will be collecting $15 from anyone interested in the Pentecost/Creation and Advent issues. You will find her in the kitchen after the service on Sunday 8th April, serving your morning tea!

MS Melbourne Cycle
Ten riders making up Hunter Clan will be participating in the MS Melbourne Cycle on Sunday 15th April. See the story in the April Olive Branch (p18) and hop online to make a donation to support their efforts and research for those affected by multiple sclerosis.

BUC News

BUC Camp
The BUC camp is on again for 2018! This year we are together 27th to 29th April, and looking at “Bearing Fruit“. Once again, we are going to beautiful Adekate Lodge, only 90 minutes drive from church. Bushwalks, archery, dinner & show, worship, time to stop and chat – we have it all, and more.  Make sure you catch the Early Bird Discount, closing on 8th April.  The booking website is up and running

John Venning
During worship on Sunday 22nd April we will bless and farewell John Venning who has moved to a nursing home in Berwick near his sister Dulcie. Dulcie will also be joining us for worship. After worship we will celebrate John’s 71st birthday.

Congregation BBQ lunch and Working Bee
On Sunday 22nd April the Community Team will host a BBQ and the Property Committee will hold our first Working Bee for the year.  Jobs include:  rubbish removal, gardening, clean out the shed, general cleaning, emptying compost bins, maintenance.  Bring whatever tools you think will be useful.  Contact Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654, to register your interest in being part of the fun.

Wider Church News

Position available
Applicants are welcome for the Port Philip West Presbytery Administrator/Secretary position. Please note this is a re-advertised position.

ANZAC Day Service
Everyone is welcome to attend the Prayers for Peace ANZAC Day service at St. Paul’s Cathedral, 11am on 25th April. The preacher will be Fr Claude Mostowick MSC, Chairperson of Pax Christi.

Prayer Points

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