for the week of February 10th

BCUC Netball ClubFor youth and children around 8 years and up.  The deadline for nominations for players is Today.  The club is particularly looking for interested girls and boys to join their new under 8 team.  Trial sessions are on Sunday 3rd March.  See the new BCUCNC website for registration and further details :  https://burnsidecityucnetball.club, or contact Cathie Malyschko on 0413 737 023. BCUC CaresUniting Communities thanks BCUC for their continued generosity in donating food & toiletry items each month for families in need.  The needs continue. Suggested items include: Various toiletries eg shampoo, conditioner, soap, disposable shaving blades deodorant. Various Cereals,  pasta sauce, noodles, rice, tinned fish tinned food – spaghetti, soup, vegetables, ground coffee. tea bags. sugar, milo or hot chocolate powder, laundry powder, ziplock bags (sandwich size). Bulk items will be repackaged by Uniting Communities in order to be shared amongst families. Please hold in your prayers the individuals and families our church is seeking to support. Wednesday 9:30am Prayer GroupThe prayer group plus short bible study which meets Wednesday mornings at 9.30am resumed Feb 6th and new members are warmly welcomed.  We follow the lectio divina method of listening to God’s message in the Bible. Come along and see if this is a helpful method for you. The Blessings CourseThis 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams. Seniors Second Sunday LunchTODAY, 12noon until 2.30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. Monday CommunionA communion service will be held Monday February 18th at 2pm in the Chapel.  All are invited. … Continue reading

for the week of February 3rd

mainly musicwill start on February 4th, tomorrow from 10.00am-11.30am. The programme is action packed with half an hour of singing, rhymes  and dancing for children. Morning tea & playtime follow. mainly music is held on Mondays during school term.  If you know a parent, grandparent or carer with children between 0-5 years, suggest that they join in mainly music. There is information about mainly music at www.mainlymusic.org.au, our BCUC web site, or phone Chris Lake. It’s great way to start the week! Australia Day Honours 2019In the Australia Day awards one of our BCUC members, Ann Buchan,  was awarded an OAM for service to medicine as a neurological physiotherapist. Congratulations Ann! Wednesday 9:30am Prayer GroupThe prayer group plus short bible study which meets Wednesday mornings at 9.30am resumes Feb 6th and new members are warmly welcomed.  We follow the lectio divina method of listening to God’s message in the Bible. Come along and see if this is a helpful method for you. The Blessings CourseThis 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe first meeting for 2019 will be the traditional Mystery Bus Trip on Saturday February 16th leaving the Burnside City Council car park, promptly at 6-00 pm. The cost will be $25.  A booking slip will be inserted in the 2019 programme,  available from this Sunday. Please pay Peter Foord before Sun 10th Feb. by placing money and booking slip inside a named envelope.  Limited seating so be early. Seniors Second Sunday LunchNext Sunday February 10th, 12noon until 2.30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. … Continue reading

for the week of January 27th

Induction Service – Rev Dr. Benji Callen Friday 1st February,  7:00pm at BCUC Informal supper following.  All are invited to welcome Benji, Nicole and family. The Blessings Course This 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams. Hizbiz The Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday Jan 29th at 6 pm with a fish and chips meal ($10) followed by “Hidden Figures”, a true background story about the launch into orbit of John Glenn.  To help plan catering please contact Leigh Duffett or Rex King. BCUC Saturday Friendship Club The first meeting for 2019 will be the traditional Mystery Bus Trip on Saturday February 16th leaving the Burnside City Council car park, promptly at 6-00 pm. The cost will be $25.  A booking slip will be inserted in the 2019 programme,  available from this Sunday. Please pay Peter Foord before Sun 10th Feb. by placing money and booking slip inside a named envelope.  Limited seating so be early. World Leprosy Day Event to be held at Knightsbridge Baptist Church, 455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook on February 10th at 2.20 p.m.  Dr. Famkima Darlong will tell a powerful story of individuals’ lives changed, families reconciled, and children set free from stigma, fear and disadvantage. BICC Prayer Breakfast Burnside Interchurch Council is having a prayer breakfast at St David’s Anglican Church on Saturday February 2nd at 7.30am.  Please come and join in an excellent breakfast and a friendly chat.  Then pray for the work of the Council – especially its Schools Ministry – and the needs of our community and the world. Old Calendars can be left at the reception desk for Di Croft to use to decorate shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. … Continue reading

for the week of January 20th

Induction Service – Rev Dr. Benji Callen Friday 1st February,  7:00pm at BCUC Informal supper following All are invited to welcome Benji and his family. Please wear your name badge. HizbizThe Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday 29th Jan @ 6 pm with a fish and chips meal ($10) followed by “Hidden Figures”, a true background story about the launch into orbit of John Glenn.  To help plan catering please contact Leigh Duffett or Rex King. Dr Jon’s PantryAfter much picking and pitting, ADELAIDE HILLS CHERRY CONSERVE is in the Pantry – come and get your annual treat ! Old Calendarscan be left at the reception desk for Di Croft to use to decorate shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child. KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon.  This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. … Continue reading

for the week of January 13th

Prayer in JanuaryThe Prayer Chain continues to be available in January if you or someone you know needs prayer. Please email prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au or contact Jenny Olver via the church directory.  Also, I invite all members to pray for Benji Callen and his family as well as Unity Hill UC and BCUC.  Pray that the family feels peace, assurance and excitement as they settle into Adelaide and await the manse availability. Pray that the boys will feel confidence in the changes and that both churches feel God’s presence & guidance as they look to new beginnings. KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon. This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. Big Week OutWe are excited to be hosting Big Week Out – East Base from January 15 – 18 at BCUC. Big Week Out is for young people in years 8-12 and is an initiative of local churches. It is about young people putting faith into action by serving Jesus in their community. The Big Week Out team is expecting about 100 young people to take part this week. Please be respectful of their space during this time. … Continue reading

for the week of January 6th

Prayer in JanuaryThe Prayer Chain continues to be available in January if you or someone you know needs prayer. Please email prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au or contact Jenny Olver via the church directory.  Also, I invite all members to pray for Benji Callen and his family as well as Unity Hill UC and BCUC.  Pray that the family feels peace, assurance and excitement as they settle into Adelaide and await the manse availability. Pray that the boys will feel confidence in the changes and that both churches feel God’s presence & guidance as they look to new beginnings. Seniors Second Sunday LunchNext Sunday, January 13th, 12noon until 2.30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. Office Closed this WeekThe BCUC Office will be closed this week and will re-open on Monday January 14th.  The building will continue to be open and staffed by volunteers during mornings on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday. Welcome HamperBCUC Women’s Ministry Group will be preparing a hamper for our new Minister Benji and his family who will be joining us in January.  Donations for the hamper are invited from anybody who wishes to contribute.  Donations are requested to be delivered to the church on the morning of Wednesday January 9th or to one of us before that day thanks. Please contact, Marlene, Di, Ros or Jocelyn with any queries. … Continue reading

for the week of December 30th

KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon.  This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. January Office Hours The BCUC Office will be open on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday this week  (Dec 31, Jan 2, 3).  The office will be closed  from Friday Dec 4th and it will re-open on Monday  Dec 14th.  The building will continue to be open and staffed by volunteers during mornings on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Note that normal office hours are now Monday to Friday 9:00am to 2:00pm. Seniors Second Sunday LunchJanuary 13, 12noon until 2.30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. … Continue reading

for the week of 23 December 2018

Christmas Hamper UpdateThis year the Uniting Community Branch at Norwood have been overwhelmed by the generosity of gifts, both of food and toiletries, freely given by the congregation of Burnside City Uniting Church. Originally,  deliveries were made once per month, then it got close to fortnightly and of late, deliveries have been weekly. How good is that?  I am told that there are now only three churches supplying goods, so it is important that we continue to give our support in 2019. It is surprising how quickly the shelves empty due to the support given to those in need that attend the Norwood Office.  The office has a small staff of employees and a team of volunteers, all who are hard working and dedicated.  So, thank you again people of BCUC, because of your kindness many people have been blessed.  – Mick. Christmas / New Year Office HoursThe BCUC Office will be open from 9am to 2pm Thursday and Friday this week  (Dec.  27, 28), and again on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday the following week (Dec. 31, Jan. 2, 3). KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon.  This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. … Continue reading

for the week of 16 December 2018

Christmas ServicesChristmas Eve 6:00pm Family Service 11:30pm Carols & Candles Christmas Day 9:30am Worship for everyone ‘Welcome to BCUC’ Afternoon TeaFor all those new to BCUC this year. Saturday 22nd December 2-3:30 pm. Join us for ice-creams and toys, or tea and scones.  See Merle Paton and Gaynor Strapp for more info.  Come and say, G’day. Thanksgiving for the Life of Bruce BrooksA Service of Thanksgiving for the Life of the late Bruce Brooks will be celebrated at BCUC on Wednesday December 19 at 2:00pm. A Message from GaryDear BCUC Friends, Having returned from my trip to the UK I wanted to express again my gratitude for the generous gift given to me when I concluded supply ministry at Burnside. At my farewell the hope was expressed that the gift would help me have a good trip and I am happy to say it most certainly did. Thank you. Wear Red Next SundayBy Jesus’ blood we are washed clean and so our relationship with God the Father is restored. Help celebrate Jesus’ love for us next Sunday by wearing red to church.  KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon. This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. BCUC Christmas PostcardsWe would like to encourage you to take some additional BCUC Christmas postcards to distribute to family, friends,  and mailboxes in your neighbourhood. Extra cards are available in the foyer.  Please take as many as you can distribute. … Continue reading

For the week of 9 December

KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is on the way. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 hundreds of campers, junior leaders and leaders will gather at Adare Caravan and Camping at Victor Harbor for a fun filled 24 hours of stories, games, crafts, Bible studies, food, fellowship and some sleeping. Make a note in your diary and let your friends know so they can join us for a fabulous time. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon.  This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp. BCUC Christmas PostcardsWe would like to encourage you to take home some additional BCUC Christmas postcards to distribute to family, friends,  and mailboxes in your neighbourhood. Extra cards are available in the foyer.  Take as many as you can distribute. Christmas Bowl 2018Giving envelopes for the Christmas Bowl appeal are inserted in this newsletter. Extras are available in the foyer.   You may place completed envelopes in the bowl at the back of the sanctuary between now and December 30. Dr Jon’s PantryCan you help? We are running out of small/medium size Jars. 230 – 300 gr. Think: Beerenberg, Master Foods or Bonne Maman. Thank you! Wear Green Next SundayThe Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul!  Psalm 23:1-3.  Help celebrate the peace of Christ next Sunday by wearing green to church. Tuesday Morning House GroupWe meet at 10am on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month, upstairs in the church. In February we will begin “The Blessings Course”, based on the books that came out of the Ffald y Brenin retreat centre in Wales, scriptural and inspiring. If you are looking for a daytime study group, we’d love to see you. See Colette Williams for more information. BCUC CaresUniting Communities thanks BCUC for their continued generosity in providing food & toiletry items each month.  Along with the usual items, there is a current need for shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes and coffee.  Donations can be brought to service on any Sunday. … Continue reading