for the week of July 7

BCUC Congregation Survey
The Church Council is keen to continue to promote those aspects of church life at BCUC that result in a passionate, committed family of God’s people, with vibrant worship and unified in pursuing God’s plan for us. As part of this process we have created a survey to gain feedback from the congregation that will help to guide our planning.  An email with a link to the survey was sent to members of the congregation on July 8th; please follow that link and submit your survey.  For those who have no access to the internet or are not comfortable with this method, volunteers will be on-hand to help them fill out the form after Sunday services. A paper version of the survey form is available on request.

News from the Uniting Church
On 28 and 29 June, the Synod and Presbytery of the Uniting Church in SA met and made some important decisions including:

•  changes to some of the organizational structures (Presbyteries) within the Church in our State; and
•  the Church’s vision for a just and compassionate Australia (and world).

Next month’s New Times will report on the meeting, but if you’d like to know more in the meantime, have a word to Benji, Rob, Valerie Aloa or Peter Shackleford who were at the meeting.

Alpha at BCUC
Alpha is a series of sessions exploring the Christian faith. Each talk looks at a different question around faith and is designed to create conversation. Alpha is run all around the globe, and everyone’s welcome. It runs in cafés, churches, universities, homes – you name it.   Alpha is coming to BCUC with the first session on  Wednesday  July 31 at noon.  Signup in the foyer after service on Sunday.

Psalms Sermon Series
A six weeks series starting July 21 : “God’s Broad Shoulders: Praying the Psalms”.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
14 July, 12noon. Join us for friendship, fun and food. See Anita Wheaton for more information.

Collection of Giving Packs
Completed reply slips can be dropped in the collection bag, mailed, or delivered to the office.

Library Book Give-Away
in the foyer today. Church Library overflow AND from private collections.

BICC Quiz Night
Raising funds for Chaplaincy in local schools. The Burnside Inter-Church Council is hosting its annual Quiz night at BCUC on Friday July 26.  Arrive at 7:15pm. Tickets are $20 and are available from Rex King or the office; BYO drinks, nibbles, & coins. 

Saturday Friendship Club – 20 July
Warren Bourne, a retired music teacher from Adelaide University will be speaking on Ralph Vaughan Williams & an Illustrated talk about church and other music. Usual start time of 7:30pm, basket supper & visitors welcome.

BCUC Cares
Your continued donations of food and toiletries for people in need is greatly appreciated. Please consider donating more toiletries as they are regularly in short supply.

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