for the week of 23 February 2020

Digital Entertainment BookSupporting Dr John.  Visit here to purchase your subscription. Family Fun @ 5 Saturday 14 March 5-7pmFF@5 relies on a variety of helpers. If you can help with prepared craft, outdoor games, organizing a simple meal, welcoming visitors and helping with setting up or cleaning up please write your name on the  roster in the foyer. You may be able to help for part or all of the time. If you have any queries please ask Heather Walraven (0414 055 160) or Chris Lake (0417 848 315). Monday Communion A communion service will be held Monday 24th February at 2pm in the Chapel.  All are invited. Thank you! Muffin Morning TeaA huge thank you to all who participated in the muffin morning tea on 16th February. As a result of all the effort and the generosity of our church family we raised $753.15 as our contribution for the work of Chaplains in Kangaroo Island and the Hills district. Monday Day FellowshipOur first meeting this year will be on 2 March at 1:30pm.  The speaker will be Matthew Seales engaging us with the helpful topic : “Recycling – Which Bin?”.  Afternoon tea is provided and everyone is welcome. Hizbiz The first Hizbiz lunch meeting for this year is 12 noon on the 25th Feb. at the Marryatville. All men welcome “Rise! Take your mat and walk!” – 2020 World Day of Prayer –Prayers for that ravaged country of Zimbabwe will be a key focus. Come and join people from over 150 countries, praying in 88 languages. Our local service is at Norwood Salvation Army, 55 George St, Norwood. Friday 6 March; begins at 10.00 am; followed by morning tea. Park in Coles car park or nearby streets. Burnside InterChurch Council Schools MinistryEach year we present a Christmas and Easter play seen by large numbers of primary children who benefit from seeing an accurate portrayal of key points of these foundational events. We are now preparing for the Easter plays. We need a person to do the administrative coordination for these events. We also need actors for the Easter play. These positions are important missional roles. If you are interested, please ring our Director, Alison Russell. … Continue reading

for the week of 16 February 2020

Digital Entertainment BookSupporting Dr John.  Visit here to purchase your subscription. KCO  Update All BCUC Parents with children were emailed instructions for signing up to KCO earlier in the week.  If you have not received this email, please contact Stuart at admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au and request the details. Youth and Parents who are planning to attend should already have started the  process to obtain their new Working With Children Check.  An instruction sheet is available in the foyer carousel. FAMILY FUN @ 5 – Jesus is the best! Saturday 14th March 5.00pm-7.00pm at BCUC.  Family Fun @ 5 is for families with children and is free. Join in the Craft and Games, enjoy the Story and share a Meal. Fifteen32 Youth Friday 21 February, 6pm.  For year 8s and up. 6pm for worship jam. 7pm bring your friends along for dinner, games, a message, small groups, Jesus life hacks. Finish between 9-9:30. All at BCUC. Talk to Benji. Monday Communion Rescheduled The Chapel Holy Communion service anticipated for Monday 17th has been deferred to Monday 24th February at 2pm. Please spread the word. Have you Lost Something? At the moment, there are several pairs of glasses amongst other items.  Found items are recorded and stored for a limited time and then donated if suitable. Burnside InterChurch Council Schools Ministry Each year we present a Christmas and an Easter play. Large numbers of primary children benefit from hearing and seeing an accurate portrayal of some key points of these foundational events. Those presenting the plays report that the response is excellent from both students and teachers. We are now preparing for the Easter plays. We need a person to do the administrative coordination for these events. We also need actors for the Easter play. These positions are important missional roles. Please pray that people will respond to these needs. If you are interested, please ring our Director, Alison Russell. Monday Day Fellowship Our first meeting this year will be on 2 March at 1:30pm.  The speaker will be Matthew Seales engaging us with the helpful topic : “Recycling – Which Bin?”.  Afternoon tea is provided and everyone is welcome. … Continue reading

for the week of 9 February 2020

Muffin Morning TeaSunday February 16 – We have planned a muffin morning tea at 10am to raise funds as a BCUC community to support chaplaincy in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island after the recent fires. An assortment of muffins will be made available during morning tea for a gold coin donation. KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 21 and 22 March 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. BCUC will be covering the cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible.  All adults and youths (age 15-17) who attend, do so in a leadership role.  All leaders must obtain a NEW Working with Children Check from DHS.  This is a free online process that is simple for most people to satisfy but can take several weeks to obtain.  Parents and siblings who want to come along should begin the WWCC process immediately to ensure they will be able to attend with their campers.  An instruction sheet is available in the foyer carousel.  (Note that a police check you may have received for previous KCOs are no longer valid). Bushfire Variety Benefit ConcertSunday 23 February 3pm. St David’s Anglican Church, 492 Glynburn Road, Burnside. Light refreshments provided.  All proceeds will go to Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. Entrance by Donation BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe Club Mystery Bus trip will be on Saturday 15th February. It will leave the Burnside council car park at 6pm prompt. The cost is $25 & covers the bus, fees and supper. Pay Helen Brooks. The closing booking date is Sunday 9th February. Monday Communion RescheduledThe Chapel Holy Communion service anticipated for Monday 17th has been deferred to Monday 24th February at 2pm. Please spread the word. Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief FundPlease read this letter from Bronte Wilson, Moderator of UC SA, regarding the bushfire situation in South Australia. A donation page for the Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief Fund can be found here. Donations will be used to support local congregations as they serve the people in their fire-affected communities, whether that be through the provision of chaplaincy, extra pastoral support, special events to assist in recovery or practical help in a myriad of ways. … Continue reading

for the week of 2 February 2020

Fifteen32 YouthFriday 7 February, 6pm.  For year 8s and up. 6pm for worship jam. 7pm bring your friends along for dinner, games, a message, small groups, Jesus life hacks. Finish between 9-9:30. All at BCUC. Talk to Benji. Wednesday Morning Prayer GroupNewcomers are most welcome to join our prayer group – come and try! Each week we take a short look at a Bible reading and then spend time in prayer together. The group is very welcoming so come along 9.30am each Wednesday. BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe Club Mystery Bus trip will be on Saturday 15th February. It will leave the Burnside council car park at 6pm prompt. The cost is $25 & covers the bus, fees and supper. Pay Helen Brooks. The closing booking date is Sunday 9th February. Muffin Morning TeaSunday February 16 – We have planned a muffin morning tea at 10am to raise funds as a BCUC community to support chaplaincy in the Adelaide Hills and Kangaroo Island after the recent fires. An assortment of muffins will be made available during morning tea for a gold coin donation. KCO is ComingKids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 21 and 22 March 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. There will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be sent to parents by email this week. Seniors Second Sunday LunchNext Sunday, 9 February, 12noon.  Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. New Bibles for BCUCThis Sunday you will see there are new BCUC church Bibles that have been purchased by the Church Council. They are New International Version ‘Comfort Print’ hardbacks which we will be able to refer to during worship services. We encourage you to take a bible as you walk in and use it, placing it back on the table when you leave. Note its still brilliant if you bring your own bible and make notes or use your phone/tablet. To raise people as Children of God we need to be equipped well. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. At Dr Jon’s PantryMULBERRY JAM – freshly picked and made by Verna and Beda – you have been waiting for this ! Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief FundPlease read this letter from Bronte Wilson, Moderator of UC SA, regarding the bushfire situation in South Australia. A donation page for the Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief Fund can be found here. Donations will be used to support local congregations as they serve the people in … Continue reading

for the week of 26 January 2020

BCUC Saturday Friendship ClubThe programme for the BCUC Saturday Friendship Club will be available from Sunday 26th January. Details of the Mystery bus trip on February 15th, will be included with the programme. Looking forward to the year ahead and hope to see you at the meetings. Kids ProgrammeRegular Sunday Kids Programme of Faith and Fun will begin Sunday 2 February. We will kick off with morning tea just for them, their family, friends and leaders. This will be held in the Hub garden (weather permitting). It would be appreciated if family and leaders brought a plate of something yummy to share. Thank you for your grace and care of our younger BCUC ‘Children of God’. I Look forward to catching up with you on the 2nd of February. – Heather New Bibles for BCUCThis Sunday you will see there are new BCUC church Bibles that have been purchased by the Church Council. They are New International Version ‘Comfort Print’ hardbacks which we will be able to refer to during worship services. We encourage you to take a bible as you walk in and use it, placing it back on the table when you leave. Note its still brilliant if you bring your own bible and make notes or use your phone/tablet. To raise people as Children of God we need to be equipped well. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief FundPlease read this letter from Bronte Wilson, Moderator of UC SA, regarding the bushfire situation in South Australia. A donation page for the Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief Fund can be found here. Donations will be used to support local congregations as they serve the people in their fire-affected communities, whether that be through the provision of chaplaincy, extra pastoral support, special events to assist in recovery or practical help in a myriad of ways. Preaching Workshopfor all those that are currently on the preaching team or might be interested in the future, Benji will be holding a preaching workshop over 3 nights in 2020. The first evening is this Wednesday, Jan 29th at 7pm at BCUC.  Contact Benji or Stuart for further details. CAP Money – volunteer training in Adelaide, 29th FebruaryCAP Money is a course that teaches a Biblical approach to financial wellbeing: How to build a budget, make wise spending decisions, and save well. BCUC holds courses each year but we are in need of volunteers to run them. If you are passionate about helping others, join us for a day’s training and learn more. For further information contact Gaynor. UC Fellowship and Mission SupportWe invite you to join us on Sunday, 9th February, 2pm at BCUC for the commissioning of Rev Brian and Mrs Jill Polkinghorne as As Co-Presidents. Followed by Afternoon Tea. Speaker:  Mr Bronte Wilson. RSVP Mrs Janet Woodward by 2nd Feb. … Continue reading

for the week of 19 January 2020

Youth & Young Adults PastorBCUC is looking to appoint a Youth and Young Adults Pastor, one year contract, 0.4EFT. Job and Person specifications are available from this page on the UCA SA. Enquiries to Stuart at admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au. Closing date for applications : Thursday 23 January. New Bibles for BCUCThis Sunday you will see there are new BCUC church Bibles that have been purchased by the Church Council. They are New International Version ‘Comfort Print’ hardbacks which we will be able to refer to during worship services. We encourage you to take a bible as you walk in and use it, placing it back on the table when you leave. Note its still brilliant if you bring your own bible and make notes or use your phone/tablet. To raise people as Children of God we need to be equipped well. “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17. Dumplings on Sunday 26 JanuaryIn celebration of Chinese New Year, we will be holding a dumpling making demonstration and tasting in the foyer. You can even join in and make some yourself.  There will be dumplings available for tasting between services and there will be a light lunch after the 10:30 services.  If you would like to come to the lunch, please see the signup sheet in the foyer today, where you can tell us how many are coming and if you are able to help by bringing a plate to share. Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief FundPlease read this letter from Bronte Wilson, Moderator of UC SA, regarding the bushfire situation in South Australia. A donation page for the Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief Fund can be found here. Donations will be used to support local congregations as they serve the people in their fire-affected communities, whether that be through the provision of chaplaincy, extra pastoral support, special events to assist in recovery or practical help in a myriad of ways. HizBiz – a group for menThe Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday 28th Jan at 6 pm for a seafood, chips and ice cream meal ($15) before viewing “The Genesis Code” at 7 pm. RSVP to Leigh Duffett or Rex King. Summer Blitz Clean @BCUCThere are many areas of BCUC which would benefit from tidying and cleaning. Can you join a team of workers to clean walls, door knobs, cupboard doors , dust the Worship Centre, check chairs , blow the foyer & playgrounds etc. at 9.30-11.30am on Wednesday 22nd January? A team has already been gathered to clean the kitchen from top to bottom. Cleaning agents and materials will be provided or you can bring your own. We hope to have a team effort and achieve many improvements within 2 hours. All welcome to assist in any way you are able! If you would like to help, put your name on the list in the foyer or just turn up. Any … Continue reading

for the week of 12 January 2020

Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief FundPlease read this letter from Bronte Wilson, Moderator of UC SA, regarding the bushfire situation in South Australia. A donation page for the Uniting Church SA Bushfire Relief Fund can be found here. Donations will be used to support local congregations as they serve the people in their fire-affected communities, whether that be through the provision of chaplaincy, extra pastoral support, special events to assist in recovery or practical help in a myriad of ways. CAP Money volunteer training in Adelaide 29th FebruaryCAP Money is a course that teaches a Biblical approach to financial wellbeing: How to build a budget, make wise spending decisions, and save well. BCUC holds courses each year but we are in need of volunteers to run them. Are you passionate about helping others? Are you free on 29th Feb? Join us for a day’s training and learn more.  For further information contact Gaynor. HizBiz – a group for menThe Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday 28th Jan at 6 pm for a seafood, chips and ice cream meal ($15) before viewing “The Genesis Code” at 7 pm. To help plan catering please email or phone Leigh Duffett or Rex King. You will be made welcome when you meet with BCUC men. Youth & Young Adults PastorBCUC is looking to appoint a Youth and Young Adults Pastor, one year contract, 0.4EFT. Job and Person specifications are available from this page on the UCA SA. Enquiries to Stuart at admin@burnsidecityuc.org.au. Closing date for applications : Thursday 23 January. BCUC Children’s Ministry Team LeaderChurch Council is seeking a Children’s Ministry team leader. A Position Description and further information can be obtained from Council Chair Ian Olver. We would like to receive applications by Monday January 13. We ask you to give this your prayerful consideration. Big Week Out @ BCUCOnce again, BCUC will be hosting the East Base of the Big Week Out youth service event, January 13-17. Big Week Out is about young people putting faith into action by serving their community. Some of our youth will be attending and Benji will be speaking each night from Tuesday through Friday.  The BCUC Women’s Ministry will also be helping with catering. Thank You! From BCUC Cares and Uniting CareDavid from Uniting Care would like to express his deep gratitude to BCUC for their continuity of care and for their  generosity with food and toiletry donations during the Christmas hamper appeal. – Judy Carne on behalf of BCUC Cares. … Continue reading

for the week of 5 January 2020

Youth & Young Adults Pastor for BCUCBCUC is looking to appoint a Youth and Young Adults Pastor, one year contract, 0.4EFT. Job and Person specifications are found at this link on the UCA SA website. Closing date for applications : Thursday 23rd January. Seniors Second Sunday LunchNext Sunday, January 12th at 12noon. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food. Chicken & Salad plus a fruit platter. Please see Anita Wheaton for more information. Big Week Out @ BCUC – January 13-17Once again, BCUC will be hosting the East Base of the Big Week Out youth service event, January 13-17. Big Week Out is about young people putting faith into action by serving their community.  Expect an exciting and jam-packed week with passionate, diverse young people from all over Adelaide. Some of our youth will be attending and Benji will be speaking each night from Tuesday through Friday.  The BCUC Women’s Ministry will also be helping with catering. Its not to late for youth to register at http://www.bigweekout.org.au. BCUC Children’s Ministry Team LeaderChurch Council is seeking a Children’s Ministry team leader. After dedicated and committed leadership, Heather Walraven will be stepping down from this role. We are most grateful for her work which has seen great growth in our children’s ministry. A Position Description and further information can be obtained from Council Chair Ian Olver. We would like to receive applications by Monday January 13. We ask you to give this your prayerful consideration. … Continue reading

for the week of 29 December 2019

BCUC Children’s Ministry Team LeaderChurch Council is seeking a Children’s Ministry team leader. After dedicated and committed leadership, Heather Walraven will be stepping down from this role. We are most grateful for her work which has seen great growth in our children’s ministry. A Position Description and further information can be obtained from Council Chair Ian Olver. We would like to receive applications by Monday January 13. We ask you to give this your prayerful consideration. Junior ChurchAll Junior Church classes from now until the end of January will be  combined  together for common activities and teaching. Psalm BookletPlease collect today, one copy per family. It’s a Christmas gift from BCUC . Christmas Bowl 2019Christmas Bowl giving envelopes are available in the foyer.   You may place completed envelopes in the box at the back of the sanctuary through to December 30th. … Continue reading

for the week of 22 December 2019

Junior ChurchAll Junior Church classes from now until the end of January will be combined together for common activities and teaching. Big Week Out Help NeededIn January there will be over one hundred high school aged people meeting at BCUC. They will be involved with a variety of activities that assist people in our local community. We have been asked to provide them with a meal. Please consider supporting their efforts by providing some food. More details will be in a future newsletter. Christmas Bowl 2019Christmas Bowl giving envelopes are available in the foyer. You may place completed envelopes in the box at the back of the sanctuary through to December 30th. Christmas at Dr Jon’s PantrySelect one of our specialities to give to a friend : Tomato relish, Pear & Ginger chutney, Cumquat marmalade, among many others. Taste before you buy !! Christmas Day LunchChristmas is a time for families. If you are going to be on your own on Christmas Day and would like to share Christmas lunch with the church family, please stay on at the end of the 9:30am Christmas service for lunch in the Hall.Please bring food to share. There will be sign up sheets in the foyer if you would like to let us know that you are coming. 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. 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 Summer Events for Children / YouthCE Camp (ages 14 – 20)Dec 29 – Jan 2visit ce.asn.au Jnr CE Camp (ages 9 – 13)January 5 – 9visit ce.asn.au/junior-camp Big Week Out (high school aged)January 13-17visit bigweekout.org.au … Continue reading