News

for the week of October 21st

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Annual BCUC Church Picnic
Sunday October 28, 12noon
Kensington 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 Visit
Austin 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 Nominations
Nomination forms are available in the foyer. Nominations close October 28.


Sizzling Sausages
A Church for Oodnadatta
The 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 Club
Our 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 Hamper
Hamper 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 – Update
The 167 shoeboxes from BCUC are in the first container leaving Adelaide  bound for Papua New Guinea!


Women’s Ministry Brunch – Update
22 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.

for the week of October 14th

Missionary Visit
Austin 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 Club
The 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 Child
An 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  Nominations
Nominations 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 Nominations
Nominations 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 Hamper
Uniting 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/Pudding
Coffee, Tea, Milo, Soft Drinks
Longlife Custard
Biscuits/Cracker, Chips/Lollies
Canned Fruit/Vegetables
Canned Tuna, Ham or Turkey
Spreads, Soup, Cereal
Other non-perishable foods
Toys
Toiletries (ongoing great need)

for the Week of October 7

Missionary Visit
Austin 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 Child
Shoeboxes 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  Nominations
Nominations 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 Nominations
Nominations 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 Fellowship
On 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 Club
The 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 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 contact Ruth Daws for further details.


New at Dr Jon’s Pantry
Pear and Ginger chutney.  Taste, . .  and let me know what you think! – Anneke.

for the Week of September 30

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Combined  Service, Next Sunday October 7, 9:30am
Followed 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 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


Operation Christmas Child
We 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 Fellowship
On 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 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.


“Undivided”,  Friday 12th October from 6:30pm, Thebarton Theatre, Henley Beach Rd
Youth 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 Thanksgiving
Dr Liz Boase, Uniting College

Repeat Afternoon Session
Wednesday October 10, 2 – 3:30pm

for the week of September 23

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


Church Council Meeting
Tuesday 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 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
This 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 Fellowship
On 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 Group
All 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 Psalms
Dr Liz Boase
October 3, 7:30pm repeated October 10 2pm. All welcome.

for the week of September 16

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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.

 

for the week of September 9

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.


Giving 2018/19
At 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 Club
For 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  5-7pm
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.


Community Outreach – Help Needed
Staff Appreciation Tea, Marryatville HS
BCUC 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 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. 

for the week of September 2

Community Outreach – Help Needed
Staff Appreciation Tea, Marryatville HS
BCUC is hosting a Staff Appreciation Morning Tea at Marryatville High School (on behalf of the Burnside Interchurch Council). Are you able to support this event by providing a plate of savoury or sweet items? If so, please deliver your food items to BCUC on Wednesday September 12 between 8:30am and 10:00am. Thank you for your help!


Welcome to Rev Trevor Klar
Trevor is BCUC’s new Supply Minister.  He will be working with us 3½ days per week from now until end January.  Read more about Trevor in this month’s edition of BCUC Chats or on the home page of our website.


Family Fun @ 5
will be on Saturday September 22.   Family Fun @ 5 is for children & their families. Craft and games are followed by an interactive story and a meal. Free. Book the date and tell your friends & family.


Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Sunday September 9, 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.


 

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


Monday Day Fellowship
Our next meeting is Monday September 3  at 1.30 pm.  The speaker will be retired cardiologist Dr Robert Waltham who will discuss the topic of “How long will we live?”. We encourage all members to attend and invite a friend.  Please contact Ruth Daws for more information.


Saturday Night Friendship Club
Our next meeting will be on September 17.  The  speaker will be Dr Stephen Carthew who 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.


Library Book Giveaway
Have a browse at the BCUC Library’s Book Giveaway in the foyer.

 

for the week of August 26

Library Book Giveaway
Have a browse at the BCUC Library’s Book Giveaway in the foyer through till next Sunday, September 2.


Family Fun @ 5
will be on Saturday September 22.   Family Fun @ 5 is for children & their families. Craft and games are followed by an interactive story and a meal. Free. Book the date and tell your friends & family.


Monday Day Fellowship
Our next meeting is Monday September 3  at 1.30 pm.  The speaker will be retired cardiologist Dr Robert Waltham who will discuss the topic of “How long will we live?”. We encourage all members to attend and invite a friend.  Ruth Daws, Coordinator.


Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Sunday September 9, 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.

for the week of August 19

Anniversary Service — August 26
9:30am Combined Service
10:30am Morning Tea
11am Chats Live
12pm Shared Lunch

Please bring food to share for the lunch. If your surname begins with A-G please bring a sweet item, otherwise, please bring something savoury.


Sewing Machine Project Update
A bit over a year ago, Julie-anne Bingham offered her sewing machine to a refugee family. This was, in effect, the start of BCUC’s Sewing Machines for Refugees Project. Since that time, the Project, led by the BCUC Cares Group, has provided 28 new sewing machines, 19 second hand machines, various other sewing items and a microwave oven, to refugee families across Adelaide, ranging from Noarlunga in the south to Paralowie in the north.


Global Leadership Summit
This year the GLS will be held at Seeds Uniting Church at Aberfoyle Park on October 26 & 27. If you would like to attend the GLS please RSVP to Deb at admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au no later than Monday August 27.


BCUC Cares
Uniting 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 and coffee.  Donations can be brought to service on any Sunday.