Minister’s Message

Imperfect People and God’s Forgiveness

Sunday 27 September 2020

When we are being truly honest,  I guess none of us considers ourselves to be perfect. However, there are times we may be shocked by the behaviour of others and tell ourselves that we would never act like them.

Today’s story is shocking – even by current societal standards. It’s based on 2 Samuel 11 and 12. Its main characters are King David, Bathsheba, the wife of one of his soldiers – and God. We see how David’s desires take over his kingly commission from God and lead him deeper and deeper into a course of action that has disastrous consequences. But we also see how God dealt with him. This may bring us hope when we fail to live the life God intends for us. – Rob


Worship this Week

This Sunday we have the third sermon in our ten week series “Stories Every Christian Needs to Know”.   Rob will be telling the story of David & Bathsheba – a story of great sin and its consequences, but also of repentance and hope.

New COVID-Safe Seating Plan

We have a new seating arrangement in the Worship Space. The seats along rows are now placed close together as they used to be before COVID.  Family and household members are asked to sit together as a group and leave two empty seats between your group and the next.  This will ensure that we can fit people in the space better and more naturally while still maintaining the required 1.5 metre separation between groups.  


Delve Deeper…

All of our existing bible study groups and some new ones are meeting to delve deeper into our Bible Stories sermon series.  There is still a place for you in these groups!  We have nine groups meeting at BCUC, in homes, and on Zoom.  You will find a group on any weekday, daytime or evening, in English or Mandarin.  To see an updated list of these study groups with further details on when, where, and who to contact, click this link.  

Benji on Leave

Benji is on leave all this week and will be returning for next Sunday’s service to tell us the fourth story in our sermon series.

Sunday 4pm Service Ending

Our Sunday 4pm service will no longer be held after this week (September 27 is the last service).  The time slot has not been popular with our congregation and we really hope those of you who have enjoyed this service will find a new home in our Sunday 10am service or Monday noon service.

Daylight Saving Time Starts next Sunday

Set your clock forward one hour next Saturday so you don’t miss our 10am Sunday Service!

Operation Christmas Child

Please join us to pack the shoeboxes on Monday September 28th at 9.30am in the Hall. This is an opportunity to not only send small gifts to children in developing countries, but  to tell them of God’s love for them.

October Chats Available Now

This month’s Chats is packed with new and important information so have a read now by clicking this link.  Some of the things you can read about there that are not in this newsletter are information on our upcoming prayer workshop, nominations to church council, and our “Jesus Brings Hope” Advent Art Gallery.

Free Money Management Course

Join a free CAP Money Course online from 8pm to 9pm.  The course is given in four sessions :
  • Sunday 27th September
  • Wednesday 30th September
  • Sunday 4th October
  • Wednesday 7th October

Contact 8331 3914 or cap@burnsidecityuc.org.au to reserve a place.


  • mainly music – 10am on Monday 
  • Monday Day Fellowship – 1:30pm on first Monday of the month
  • Playgroup – 9:30am on Tuesday 
  • Hizbiz – noon on last Tuesday of the month 
  • Craft, Chat & Sew – 10am on Thursday
  • Friendship Club – Noon on Thursday
  • Saturday Friendship Club – 7:15pm on third Saturday of the month

Sunday Worship Services


Breakthru Worship

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
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Ministry Team Contacts


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

Minister in Association

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

Youth and Young Adults Pastor

Ashlee Littleford 0407 730 167; youth@burnsidecityuc.org.au


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

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