for the week of November 11

Norwood Christmas PageantThere are many ways to participate in this year’s pageant on November 24 – distributing balloons to children, carrying signs, or joining the carol singers’ truck.  Please view this information sheet if you would like to help or participate:  2018 Norwood Christmas Pageant BCUC Cares – Christmas HamperHamper donations for families in need may be placed in the usual marked boxes in the church foyer, now through  December 16. Suggested Christmas Hamper items can be found on a list available at the front desk. AGMPlease join us for our AGM on Sunday November 25 at 2pm Reports are available in the foyer. Presbytery and Synod MeetingThe Annual Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod of South Australia  is being held this week from Thursday through Saturday. Please pray for our representatives  to this meeting : Rob, Trevor, Valerie Aloa, and Peter Shackleford. Christmas CardsChristmas cards in aid of U.C. missions are available on Sundays after each service in the foyer.     … Continue reading

for the week of November 4

AGMPlease join us for our AGM on Sunday November 25 at 2pm. Reports will be available next Sunday November 11. Monday Day FellowshipOur next meeting is Monday November 5 at 1.30pm.  Heather Maynard who works untiringly for Lifeline will speak about the history and development of this life saving service.  We encourage all members to attend and invite a friend. Ruth Daws, Coordinator. Christmas CardsChristmas cards in aid of U.C. missions will not be sold today, but will be available again next Sunday and on following Sundays. Barnabas Fund Event @ BCUCCome and hear Patrick Sookhdeo speak on current trends in Christian Persecution.  You will get insights to guide your prayers for our suffering brothers and sisters. Saturday November 10, 9:30am. A flyer is available at the front desk. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubOur Christmas dinner will be held on Saturday November 17, 6:15pm. There will be a three course meal and entertainment. The theme is “a traditional Christmas”. Cost is $35.00 to Peter Foord. BYO Drinks. Booking deadline November 11. Seniors Second Sunday LunchSunday November 11, 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. Sizzling Sausages – A Church for OodnadattaThe children of BCUC invite you to their sausage sizzle to help raise funds to build a Church for Oodnadatta.  Sunday November 11 at 10:00am between services in the foyer. BCUC Cares – Christmas HamperHamper donations for families in need may be placed in the usual marked boxes in the church foyer, now through  December 16. Suggested Christmas Hamper items can be found on a list available at the front desk. Rob on LeaveRob will be on leave from Thursday  November 8 through Tuesday November  13 inclusive. … Continue reading

for the week of October 28

Sizzling Sausages A Church for OodnadattaThe children of BCUC invite you to their sausage sizzle to help raise funds to build a Church for Oodnadatta.  Sunday 11 November at 10:00am between services in the foyer. Barnabas Fund Event @ BCUCCome and hear Patrick Sookhdeo speak on current trends in Christian Persecution.  You will get insights to guide your prayers for our suffering brothers and sisters. Saturday November 10, 9:30am. A flyer is available at the front desk. Missionary VisitAustin House, of Farthest Corners Ministry, will be visiting on Sunday, November 4 to tell us how Farthest Corners are reaching out in the love of Jesus to the Burmese community, and to those on the border of Thailand. Austin is giving a short talk at a combined morning tea between the 9:00am and 10:30am services and will be speaking again at 2:30pm. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubOur Christmas dinner will be held on Saturday November 17, 6:15pm. There will be a three course meal and entertainment. The theme is “a traditional Christmas”. Cost is $35.00 to Peter Foord. BYO Drinks. Booking deadline November 11. BCUC Cares – Christmas HamperHamper donations for families in need may be placed in the usual marked boxes in the church foyer, now through  December 16. Suggested Christmas Hamper items can be found on a list available at the front desk. … Continue reading

for the week of October 21st

Annual BCUC Church Picnic Sunday October 28, 12noonKensington Gardens Reserve (corner South and West Terrace).  Please bring your own picnic lunch, chair and thermos. Also, bring cake/slice or fresh fruit to share. Pick up a flyer at the front desk for further details. Missionary VisitAustin House, of Farthest Corners Ministry, will be visiting on Sunday, November 4 to tell us how Farthest Corners are reaching out in the love of Jesus to the Burmese community, and to those on the border of Thailand. Austin is giving a short talk at a combined morning tea between the 9:00am and 10:30am services and will be speaking again at 2:30pm. Elder/Church Councillor  Nominations Mission Trust Fund NominationsNomination forms are available in the foyer. Nominations close October 28. Sizzling Sausages A Church for OodnadattaThe children of BCUC invite you to their sausage sizzle to help raise funds to build a Church for Oodnadatta.  Sunday 11 November at 10:00am between services in the foyer. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubOur Christmas dinner will be held on Saturday November 17, 6:15pm. There will be a three course meal and entertainment. The theme is “a traditional Christmas”. Cost is $35.00 to Peter Foord. Booking deadline Nov 11. BCUC Cares – Christmas HamperHamper donations for families in need may be placed in the usual marked boxes in the church foyer, now through  December 16. Suggested Christmas Hamper items can be found on a list available at the front desk. Operation Christmas Child – UpdateThe 167 shoeboxes from BCUC are in the first container leaving Adelaide  bound for Papua New Guinea! Women’s Ministry Brunch – Update22 ladies enjoyed a pancake brunch at the home of Ruth Daws last week, in support of the Frontier Services Drought Support Appeal. A total of $645 was donated. Many thanks to Ruth for her generous hospitality. … Continue reading

for the week of October 14th

Missionary VisitAustin House, of Farthest Corners Ministry in Burma and Thailand, will be speaking at a combined morning tea between the 9:00am and 10:30am services, on Sunday, November 4, in the foyer.  BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe October club meeting is on the 20th and we have engaged “The Cantorae singing group”.  It will be a time of harmony & humour. Usual $3 donation. 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. Basket  supper and  visitors welcome. Operation Christmas ChildAn excited group of 22 people, including nine children packed 164 shoeboxes of gifts for OCC this past week. Many thanks to everyone who assisted on the day, packed their own box or made generous donations of items and money. These 164 children will also have the opportunity hear about Jesus and his love for them.  Elder/Church Councillor  NominationsNominations are open for Elders /Church Councillors. If you feel that God is calling you to serve BCUC in this role, please pick up an information sheet and nomination form in the foyer. Nominations close on October 28. Mission Trust Fund NominationsNominations are open for members of the Mission Trust Fund. Interested BCUC Members may pick up a  nomination form in the foyer. Nominations close on October 28. BCUC Cares – Christmas HamperUniting Communities at Clayton Wesley Church appreciates all hamper items donated for families in need.  Hamper donations may be placed in the usual marked boxes in the church foyer, now through  December 16. Thank you for sharing the many blessings God has so generously given us. Suggested Christmas Hamper items include: Christmas Cake/PuddingCoffee, Tea, Milo, Soft DrinksLonglife CustardBiscuits/Cracker, Chips/LolliesCanned Fruit/VegetablesCanned Tuna, Ham or TurkeySpreads, Soup, CerealOther non-perishable foodsToysToiletries (ongoing great need) … Continue reading

for the Week of October 7

Missionary VisitAustin House, of Farthest Corners Ministry in Burma and Thailand, will be speaking at a combined morning tea between the 9:00am and 10:30am services, on Sunday, November 4, in the foyer.  Operation Christmas ChildShoeboxes will be packed tomorrow, October 8, in the Hall from 9.30am. Please consider joining us for a fun morning. Children especially welcome! Enquiries to Di. Elder/Church Councillor  NominationsNominations are now open for Elders /Church Councillors. If you feel that God is calling you to serve BCUC in this role, please pick up an information sheet and nomination form from the table in the foyer. Nominations close on October 21. Introduction to the Psalms –  Praise, Lament and Thanksgiving Dr Liz Boase, Uniting College Repeat Afternoon Session Wednesday October 10, 2 – 3:30pm Mission Trust Fund NominationsNominations are now open for members of the Mission Trust Fund. If you are interested in serving in this role, please pick up a  nomination form from the table in the foyer. Nominations close on October 21. Monday Day FellowshipOn October 8, we will be taking a bus trip to Tickle Tank home and garden in Mount Barker.  Be at the church at 12:45pm.  Cost $22.  Please contact Ruth Daws for more information. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe October club meeting is on the 20th and we have engaged “The Cantorae singing group”.  It will be a time of harmony & humour. Usual $3 donation. 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. Basket  supper and  visitors welcome. Women’s MinistryThe Women’s Ministry Group invites all Women to a free Pancake Brunch on Wednesday October 10 at 9:30am at the home of Ruth Daws. Donations will go to the Frontier Services Drought Support Appeal. Please contact Ruth Daws for further details. New at Dr Jon’s PantryPear and Ginger chutney.  Taste, . .  and let me know what you think! – Anneke. … Continue reading

for the Week of September 30

Combined  Service, Next Sunday October 7, 9:30amFollowed by CHATS Live at 11:00am.  You are invited to bring your own lunch to enjoy with others after the meeting.Remember : Daylight saving begins on the 7th.  Set your clocks forward this Saturday night. Pastoral Contact Afternoon TeaMembers serving as a Pastoral Contact are invited to an appreciation afternoon tea at BCUC at 2:30pm, October 7.  Ian Olver will be speaking on the topic “What I learned from people with Cancer”. This will be a very informative afternoon and we encourage you to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth, Di, or Marie by October 2.  Operation Christmas ChildWe are beginning the final week of  this year’s shoebox project. Boxes and brochures are available if you wish to make up a box. You may prefer to buy items or make a monetary donation. Packing day is Monday October 8 from 9:30am. Enquiries to Di. Monday Day FellowshipOn October 8, we will be taking a bus trip to Tickle Tank home and garden in Mount Barker.  Be at the church at 12:45pm.  Cost $22.  Please contact Ruth Daws for more information Women’s MinistryThe Women’s Ministry Group invites all Women to a free Pancake Brunch on Wednesday October 10 at 9:30am at the home of Ruth Daws. Donations will go to the Frontier Services Drought Support Appeal. Please RSVP to Ruth Daws by October 5 to book you place. “Undivided”,  Friday 12th October from 6:30pm, Thebarton Theatre, Henley Beach RdYouth and young adult praise and worship undivided by denominations. Hosted by Ignite Ministries & Youth Alive SA. Please pray God’s blessing on all who attend. Donations through https://donorbox.org/undivided  Introduction to the Psalms –  Praise, Lament and ThanksgivingDr Liz Boase, Uniting College Repeat Afternoon Session Wednesday October 10, 2 – 3:30pm … Continue reading

for the week of September 23

Pastoral Contact Afternoon TeaMembers serving as a Pastoral Contact are invited to an appreciation afternoon tea at BCUC at 2:30pm, October 7.  Ian Olver will be speaking on the topic “What I learned from people with Cancer”. This will be a very informative afternoon and we encourage you to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth, Di, or Marie by October 2.  Church Council MeetingTuesday September 26. 6:30pm devotions 7:00pm meeting held in the Beaumont Room on the first floor. All invited to attend this meeting to observe. Previous CC minutes available at reception. Women’s MinistryThe Women’s Ministry Group invites all Women to a free Pancake Brunch on Wednesday October 10 at 9:30am at the home of Ruth Daws. Donations will go to the Frontier Services Drought Support Appeal. Please RSVP to Ruth Daws by October 5 to book you place. Operation Christmas ChildThis year’s shoebox project is well underway.  Boxes & brochures are available if you wish to make up a box on your own. You may prefer to buy items or make a monetary donation. Packing day is Monday October 8 from 9:30am. Enquiries to Di. Monday Day FellowshipOn October 8, we will be taking a bus trip to Tickle Tank home and garden in Mount Barker.  Be at the church at 12:45pm.  Cost $22.  Please contact Ruth Daws for more information. Hizbiz a Men’s GroupAll gentlemen welcome to share a 12 noon lunch at the Marryatville Hotel on Tuesday September 25. Contact Peter Morris if attending on petantmorris@ hotmail.com  or 0423 967 137. Introduction to the PsalmsDr Liz BoaseOctober 3, 7:30pm repeated October 10 2pm. All welcome. … Continue reading

for the week of September 16

Pastoral Contact Afternoon Tea Members serving as a Pastoral Contact are invited to an appreciation afternoon tea at BCUC at 2:30pm, October 7.  Ian Olver will be speaking on the topic “What I learned from people with Cancer”. This will be a very informative afternoon and we encourage you to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth, Di, or Marie by October 2.  THANK YOU! for your generous support for the Marryatville High School Staff Appreciation Morning Tea. This event is a wonderful opportunity for community outreach to the school staff.  Introduction to the Psalms Dr Liz Boase October 3rd 7:30pm repeated October 10th 2pm. All welcome. Women’s Ministry The Women’s Ministry Group invites all Women to a free Pancake Brunch on Wednesday October 10 at 9:30am at the home of Ruth Daws. Donations will go to the Frontier Services Drought Support Appeal. Please RSVP to Ruth Daws by October 5 to book you place. Operation Christmas Child Today we will launch this year’s shoebox project.  Boxes & brochures will be available if you wish to make up a box on your own. You may prefer to buy items or make a monetary donation. Packing day is Monday October 8 from 9:30am. Enquiries to Di. Family Fun @ 5 Saturday September 22nd  5-7pm A Reminder for families to come and bring friends! Can you help with the running of FF@5? Can you come at  4:00-7:15pm or part of the time? In the kitchen, with craft, talking to families, setting up and cleaning up.  Please sign up on the forms in the foyer after church. If you have any questions, speak to Leonie, Heather or Chris. Dr Jon’s Pantry We received several bags of cumquats! If you have never tasted Cumquat jam, come to TASTE/BUY. It is delicious! Special Meeting In response to an issue raised at CHATS Live on August 26, we will be holding a meeting on September 19 at 7:00pm.  Those concerned about the UCA Assembly’s decision on same gender marriage are invited to this meeting to discuss their concerns with Church Council.   … Continue reading

for the week of September 9

Special MeetingIn response to an issue raised at CHATS Live on August 26, we will be holding a meeting on September 19 at 7:00pm.  Those concerned about the UCA Assembly’s decision on same gender marriage are invited to this meeting to discuss their concerns with Church Council. Giving 2018/19At the CHATS Live forum on August 20, three pamphlets were distributed outlining giving proposals. If you did not receive these, please ask the Worship Hosts for copies. Saturday Night Friendship ClubFor our next meeting on September 15, Dr Stephen Carthew will be giving a presentation on the underrated Sir Hubert Wilkins. Stephen has a great knowledge of Sir Hubert. 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Basket supper. Visitors welcome. Family Fun @ 5 Saturday September 22nd  5-7pmA Reminder for families to come and bring friends! Can you help with the running of FF@5? Can you come at  4:00-7:15pm or part of the time? In the kitchen, with craft, talking to families, setting up and cleaning up.  Please sign up on the forms in the foyer after church. If you have any questions, speak to Leonie, Heather or Chris. Community Outreach – Help Needed Staff Appreciation Tea, Marryatville HSBCUC is hosting a Staff Appreciation Morning Tea at Marryatville High School. Please help support this event by providing a plate of savoury or sweet items.  Deliver your food items to BCUC on Wednesday September 12 between 8:30am and 10:00am. Introduction to the Psalms  – Praise, Lament and Thanksgiving Presenter Dr Liz Boase, Uniting College Night Session Wednesday October 3,  7:30 – 9pm Repeat Afternoon Session Wednesday October 10, 2 – 3:30pm An initiative of BCUC Pastoral Contact Afternoon TeaMembers serving as a Pastoral Contact are invited to an appreciation afternoon tea at BCUC at 2:30pm, October 7.  Ian Olver will be speaking on the topic “What I learned from people with Cancer”. This will be a very informative afternoon and we encourage you to attend. Please RSVP to Ruth, Di, or Marie by October 2.  … Continue reading