Care-Fully Living: Prowess

20 June 2021 
To live a careful and full abundant life with Jesus we need to acknowledge that God made us fearfully and wonderfully. We each have God given gifts, personalities, skills and have been placed in unique positions and times. How well are we using the gifts of our God given “prowess” so that “in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ” (1 Peter 4:11)? We are co-workers with Christ, do we underestimate how God can/wants to use us? What about when our roles change? What if we find ourselves serving in areas outside our natural ‘prowess’?

There are many opportunities to serve at BCUC. Let’s also acknowledge and give great thanks for the wonderful service unto the Lord that has also been given through the many teams at BCUC and also in so many hardworking wonderful ways outside of BCUC.  Unsure how you might be able to serve?  Use this online tool to help identify your own spiritual gifts.

Main reading : 1 Peter 4:7-11
Supportive readings : Mark 3:7-19, Romans 12:3-8, Psalm 139 (Fearfully and wonderfully made), Ephesians 2:10 (we are God’s masterpiece. Love God, Love others as we love ourselves.)

Your Brother in Christ,


Care-Fully Living Study Series

Benji has been developing a study guide for small groups to accompany the current stewardship sermon series.  An Introduction and guide for the first session is available on our website in the Resources section here.

BCUC Chats Back Issues

Current and back issues of BCUC Chats magazine is now available within our BCUC web portal at this page.  You will also find there our Member Directory and your own member profile where you can review your contact details (Please email any updates to Stuart).  Remember that a link to the BCUC Portal can always be found at the bottom of this weekly email – just scroll to the bottom and click ‘Member Login’.  You may want to create a bookmark and save your username and password for quicker access in the future.  Any problems?  Just ask your kids, grandkids, Stuart or others for a bit of help.

Stewardship Packs on Sunday

If you have not picked it up yet, your Stewardship Pack will be available from Ray and Jocelyn in the foyer before the services on Sunday and Monday.  Please stop by the table and pick it up.

Kath Taylor

A Service to celebrate the Life of Kath Taylor will be held at Berry’s Funeral Home, Norwood on Monday 21st June at 10am. The service will be livestreamed. Additional details can be found at this page on the Berry Funerals website. Kath was a resident at Oxford Residential Care where she died on Saturday 12th June.

Kettle Club

Tues-Fri, July 13-16.  Registration now open.  Please fill out this form and return it to a Kid’s Ministry team member.

Dr Jon’s Pantry

At the Pantry, taste the fresh, new season’s navel oranges in St Clement’s Marmalade.

Supporting Chaplaincy in our Local Schools

View the latest BICC newsletter containing the Term 2 Schools Report, How to Donate to BICC, and the 2021 Prayer Breakfast Schedule.

Baristas Wanted

to serve on Sunday mornings.  If you have worked as a barista or taken a barista course, wed love for you to become part of our Sunday morning team serving coffee before and after the service.

Save these Dates

Kids Kettle Club : July 13-16th, mornings at @ BCUC
BCUC Weekend Away : September 10-12th,  all day away

Worship @ BCUC

This week we have two in-person worship services : Sunday at 10am (with kids and youth programmes) and Monday at noon. If you can’t make it to one of our services, our 10am Sunday service is livestreamed each week.  Watch it live as it happens or check it out later that day or during the week.  The livestream video can be viewed from the link on the homepage of the BCUC website and on our YouTube channel from Sunday morning.

Other Notices

Volunteering at Red Dove Café

The Uniting Church Red Dove Café has operated at the Royal Adelaide Show since 1951. The Café provides nutritious food, friendly service and a Christian presence at the Show. The Café services workers, exhibitors and the general public in a purpose-built facility in the south eastern corner of the showgrounds. All work is carried out by volunteers. In recent years (2020 aside) the Café has donated around $50,000 each year to various mission and welfare services, including remote padres, prison chaplains, mental health chaplains, various welfare programs in Uniting Church missions or individual churches, and to support various indigenous programs.
To operate over the nine days of the Show and the two days prior to the Show (to service workers and exhibitors as they prepare for the Show) the Café needs a large number of volunteers. Those interested can email the café at reddovecafe1@gmail.com .

Cantabile Singers

Saturday 3 July, 5pm @ BCUC.  An Evening of Spirituals & Folksongs.  Book here.

Barton Singers Mid-Year Concert

Sunday 4 July at 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM. @ BCUCBook here.

Sunday Worship Services


Breakthru Worship

Sunday 10am Worship Livestream

The link above will take you to our YouTube playlist.  Select the first entry in the playlist to watch this week’s service (from Sunday 10am or anytime later in the week.)

Breakthru Music

If you have enjoyed the worship music that our congregation has created for our Breakthru Worship videos, you can listen or download them from our
Breakthru Music playlist.

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Ministry Team Contacts


Rev Dr Benji Callen 0427 792 869 benjic@burnsidecityuc.org.au; Day off : Tuesday

Minister in Association

Rev Rob Williams 0424 123 171; robw@burnsidecityuc.org.au; Day off : Friday


Stuart MacAdam 8331 3914; admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au

Office hours Mon-Fri. 10:00am-4:00pm; call 8331 3914.