News

for the week of March 17

Congregational Meeting
April 7th 2pm at BCUC
Business:
Audited Financial Statements
Minister’s Report
Church Council Report

Newcomers Welcome Tea
Saturday 30 March 2019, 2pm
If you are new to BCUC this year or were not able to attend the WELCOME TEA we had last year, you are warmly invited to attend the next WELCOME TEA.  Come and meet other new people, meet and make friends with established members of the congregation and become part of the God community of BCUC. Please let Gaynor, Rob or Merle know if you plan to attend ( for catering purposes).

KCO Update
We have 45 people going to KCO next week including 30 children. Pray for us.

The KCO cash box for donations is in the foyer.  You can also sign up to contribute biscuits or cake to feed those hungry people. Thank you so much for your continued support. We can feel the hand of God guiding the whole process.

Lent : The Cross and Us
Throughout Lent, we will be using our sermons to explore the theme of the cross and what it means for us in our lives.  We will be looking at this theme through the eyes of different New Testament writers.

Family Fun @ 5
is on April 6th This is advance notice so that you can book the date! The theme is “Why is Easter so exciting?” As Easter is in the holidays this year, we are not having FF@5 on Good Friday but on April 6th.

Dr John’s Pantry
This week, one for the connoisseurs: QUINCE JELLY. Also,  a new batch of Fruit Chutney – enjoy !

Pancake Day Update
The Junior Church  would like to thank you so very much for helping us raise funds to assist the work of the Uniting Communities last Sunday.  With your wonderful support we raised $319.

Easter Puppet Show in Local Schools
Volunteers needed. Contact Ally at alisonelrussell@gmail.com or 0432 144 912 or as soon as possible if you can help!

Non Geographic Presbytery
Information Night
Teams, Leaders, and Council members are invited to join Benji and Rob in attending  an info night at Playford UC on Tuesday 19 March at 7:30pm to find out all about the vision and heart of the New NGP. This event will help to inform our conversations as we consider whether the NGP is the right home for BCUC in the new Presbytery Restructure.   Please RSVP to our admin email address.

for the week of March 10th

Slide3Lent :The Cross and Us
Beginning today, and throughout Lent, we will be using our sermons to explore the theme of the cross and what it means for us in our lives.  We will be looking at this theme through the eyes of different New Testament writers.

Non Geographic Presbytery
Information Night
Teams, Leaders, and Council members are invited to join Benji and Rob in attending  an info night at Playford UC on Tuesday 19 March to find out all about the vision and heart of the New NGP. This event will help to inform our conversations as we consider whether the NGP is the right home for BCUC in the new Presbytery Restructure.   Please RSVP to our admin email address.

Family Fun @ 5
is on April 6th This is advance notice so that you can book the date! The theme is “Why is Easter so exciting?” As Easter is in the holidays this year, we are not having FF@5 on Good Friday but on April 6th.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting is on Saturday March 16. The speaker is Eva Temple : “My Unbelievable Survival Story”. Usual time of 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Please bring a basket supper. All visitors welcome.

KCO Update
KCO is nearly here. Registrations close on 13th March so please don’t delay. Remember to use the discount code ’burnside’ and there will be no cost.  Lisa Price has the iron transfers for our yellow T-shirts, so catch her on Sunday morning. Thanks for the monetary donations. The sparkly KCO cash box will be on the morning tea table on the 10th and 17th. A form for donations of cakes and biscuits will be in the foyer and… thanks so much for your never-ending prayers.

Easter Puppet Show in Local Schools
The Easter Play in schools this year will be an interactive puppet show.  We need volunteers in March to help make props.  During the performances in schools in the first or second week of April, we need child-safe helpers and people to help set up and pack up. As always, we also need people to pray! If you have some experience using a puppet, we would also love to hear from you!!  Rehearsals are only required for the puppeteer and the main presenter. Please contact Ally at 0432 144 912 or alisonelrussell@gmail.com as soon as possible if you can help!

for the week of March 3rd

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Lent :The Cross and Us
Beginning next Sunday, and throughout Lent, we will be using our sermons to explore the theme of the cross and what it means for us in our lives.  We will be looking at this theme through the eyes of different New Testament writers.

International Women’s Day Retreat
There are only 8 spaces remaining for the International Women’s Day retreat to be held on Friday 8 March at CAFÉ + WORKSPACE (268 Pirie Street, Adelaide).  Speakers include: Sharonne Price, Bindy Taylor & Lauren Andris who will present on the theme of ‘Balance’. Beginning at 9.30am and running until 4pm, the cost is $50 which includes morning tea, lunch and a journal. . Register here. View the Facebook event page here.

Pancake Day
Shrove Tuesday and pancakes – what perfect partners
Sunday March 10 between services – wonderful, delicious pancakes, jams, maple syrup and cream.  Please join the Junior Church in raising funds to bring hope, love and opportunity to people in need. Your coin donation will assist the work of Uniting Communities. We look forward to sharing this fun time with you.  – Heather Walraven

Monday Day Fellowship
March 4,  1:30pm.  Treasured Memories with Isabel Williams OAM JP.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting is on Saturday March 16. The speaker is Eva Temple : “My Unbelievable Survival Story”. Usual time of 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Please bring a basket supper. All visitors welcome.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
March 10, 12noon until 1:30pm. 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 February 24th

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International Women’s Day Retreat
There are only 8 spaces remaining for the International Women’s Day retreat to be held on Friday 8 March at CAFÉ + WORKSPACE (268 Pirie Street, Adelaide).  Speakers include: Sharonne Price, Bindy Taylor & Lauren Andris who will present on the theme of ‘Balance’. Beginning at 9.30am and running until 4pm, the cost is $50 which includes morning tea, lunch and a journal. . Register here. View the Facebook event page here.

BCUC Council February NewsAt the January BCUC Council Meeting the following office bearers were elected unanimously:
Chairperson : Ian Olver
Deputy Chairperson: Thomas Pruszinski 
Treasurer: Gill Cibich 
Secretaries: Sarah Randall & Chris Lake
On Saturday 23 February the Council held a Retreat at the home of Ian and Jenny Olver at Carrickalinga.  Please faithfully uphold the council in your prayers for the Retreat and during the year. – Chris Lake, Secretary BCUC Council.

Pancake Day
Shrove Tuesday and pancakes – what perfect partners
Sunday March 10 between services – wonderful, delicious pancakes, jams, maple syrup and cream.  Please join the Junior Church in raising funds to bring hope, love and opportunity to people in need. Your coin donation will assist the work of Uniting Communities. We look forward to sharing this fun time with you.  – Heather Walraven

Monday Day Fellowship
March 4,  1:30pm.  Treasured Memories with Isabel Williams OAM JP.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting is on Saturday March 16. The speaker is Eva Temple : “My Unbelievable Survival Story”. Usual time of 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Please bring a basket supper. All visitors welcome.

Hizbiz
The first Hizbiz lunch meeting for this year is at 12 noon on the February 26. at the Marryatville. All men welcome.

World Day of Prayer 2019
Slovenia : Come everything is Ready
Friday March 1,  10am
St David’s Anglican Church

for the week of February 10th

BCUC Netball Club
For youth and children around 8 years and up.  The deadline for nominations for players is Today.  The club is particularly looking for interested girls and boys to join their new under 8 team.  Trial sessions are on Sunday 3rd March.  See the new BCUCNC website for registration and further details :  https://burnsidecityucnetball.club, or contact Cathie Malyschko on 0413 737 023.

BCUC Cares
Uniting Communities thanks BCUC for their continued generosity in donating food & toiletry items each month for families in need.  The needs continue. Suggested items include: Various toiletries eg shampoo, conditioner, soap, disposable shaving blades deodorant. Various Cereals,  pasta sauce, noodles, rice, tinned fish tinned food – spaghetti, soup, vegetables, ground coffee. tea bags. sugar, milo or hot chocolate powder, laundry powder, ziplock bags (sandwich size). Bulk items will be repackaged by Uniting Communities in order to be shared amongst families. Please hold in your prayers the individuals and families our church is seeking to support.

Wednesday 9:30am Prayer Group
The prayer group plus short bible study which meets Wednesday mornings at 9.30am resumed Feb 6th and new members are warmly welcomed.  We follow the lectio divina method of listening to God’s message in the Bible. Come along and see if this is a helpful method for you.

The Blessings Course
This 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
TODAY, 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.

Monday Communion
A communion service will be held Monday February 18th at 2pm in the Chapel.  All are invited.

for the week of February 3rd

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mainly music
will start on February 4th, tomorrow from 10.00am-11.30am. The programme is action packed with half an hour of singing, rhymes  and dancing for children. Morning tea & playtime follow. mainly music is held on Mondays during school term.  If you know a parent, grandparent or carer with children between 0-5 years, suggest that they join in mainly music. There is information about mainly music at www.mainlymusic.org.au, our BCUC web site, or phone Chris Lake. It’s great way to start the week!

Australia Day Honours 2019
In the Australia Day awards one of our BCUC members, Ann Buchan,  was awarded an OAM for service to medicine as a neurological physiotherapist. Congratulations Ann!

Wednesday 9:30am Prayer Group
The prayer group plus short bible study which meets Wednesday mornings at 9.30am resumes Feb 6th and new members are warmly welcomed.  We follow the lectio divina method of listening to God’s message in the Bible. Come along and see if this is a helpful method for you.

The Blessings Course
This 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The first meeting for 2019 will be the traditional Mystery Bus Trip on Saturday February 16th leaving the Burnside City Council car park, promptly at 6-00 pm. The cost will be $25.  A booking slip will be inserted in the 2019 programme,  available from this Sunday. Please pay Peter Foord before Sun 10th Feb. by placing money and booking slip inside a named envelope.  Limited seating so be early.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Next Sunday February 10th, 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 January 27th

Induction Service – Rev Dr. Benji Callen
Friday 1
st February,  7:00pm at BCUC
Informal supper following.  All are invited to welcome Benji, Nicole and family.

The Blessings Course
This 7 session course is based on the popular books, “The Grace Outpouring” and “The Way of Blessing”. It is God’s desire to bless – both people and situations, and we can be his agents. This inspiring and Bible-based study will be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month, 10am upstairs in the church.  We would love to have new people join us. Enquiries to Colette Williams.

Hizbiz
The Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday Jan 29th at 6 pm with a fish and chips meal ($10) followed by “Hidden Figures”, a true background story about the launch into orbit of John Glenn.  To help plan catering please contact Leigh Duffett or Rex King.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The first meeting for 2019 will be the traditional Mystery Bus Trip on Saturday February 16th leaving the Burnside City Council car park, promptly at 6-00 pm. The cost will be $25.  A booking slip will be inserted in the 2019 programme,  available from this Sunday. Please pay Peter Foord before Sun 10th Feb. by placing money and booking slip inside a named envelope.  Limited seating so be early.

World Leprosy Day
Event to be held at Knightsbridge Baptist Church, 455 Glynburn Road, Leabrook on February 10th at 2.20 p.m.  Dr. Famkima Darlong will tell a powerful story of individuals’ lives changed, families reconciled, and children set free from stigma, fear and disadvantage.

BICC Prayer Breakfast
Burnside Interchurch Council is having a prayer breakfast at St David’s Anglican Church on Saturday February 2nd at 7.30am.  Please come and join in an excellent breakfast and a friendly chat.  Then pray for the work of the Council – especially its Schools Ministry – and the needs of our community and the world.

Old Calendars
can be left at the reception desk for Di Croft to use to decorate shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

for the week of January 20th

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Induction Service – Rev Dr. Benji Callen
Friday 1
st February,  7:00pm at BCUC
Informal supper following
All are invited to welcome Benji and his family. Please wear your name badge.

Hizbiz
The Hizbiz new year will begin at BCUC on Tuesday 29th Jan @ 6 pm with a fish and chips meal ($10) followed by “Hidden Figures”, a true background story about the launch into orbit of John Glenn.  To help plan catering please contact Leigh Duffett or Rex King.

Dr Jon’s Pantry
After much picking and pitting, ADELAIDE HILLS CHERRY CONSERVE is in the Pantry – come and get your annual treat !

Old Calendars
can be left at the reception desk for Di Croft to use to decorate shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child.

KCO is Coming
Kids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 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. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon.  This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp.

for the week of January 13th

Prayer in January
The Prayer Chain continues to be available in January if you or someone you know needs prayer. Please email prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au or contact Jenny Olver via the church directory.  Also, I invite all members to pray for Benji Callen and his family as well as Unity Hill UC and BCUC.  Pray that the family feels peace, assurance and excitement as they settle into Adelaide and await the manse availability. Pray that the boys will feel confidence in the changes and that both churches feel God’s presence & guidance as they look to new beginnings.

KCO is Coming
Kids Camp Out (KCO) is a Uniting Church camp for 7 year olds to Year 7’s. On 23rd and 24th March 2019 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. In 2019 there will be no cost for campers and helpers so let’s bring as many children as possible. More information will be available soon. This year we are looking for a coordinator, so if you would like to be part of the KCO leadership team speak to Gaynor Strapp.

Big Week Out
We are excited to be hosting Big Week Out – East Base from January 15 – 18 at BCUC. Big Week Out is for young people in years 8-12 and is an initiative of local churches. It is about young people putting faith into action by serving Jesus in their community. The Big Week Out team is expecting about 100 young people to take part this week. Please be respectful of their space during this time.

for the week of January 6th

Prayer in January
The Prayer Chain continues to be available in January if you or someone you know needs prayer. Please email prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au or contact Jenny Olver via the church directory.  Also, I invite all members to pray for Benji Callen and his family as well as Unity Hill UC and BCUC.  Pray that the family feels peace, assurance and excitement as they settle into Adelaide and await the manse availability. Pray that the boys will feel confidence in the changes and that both churches feel God’s presence & guidance as they look to new beginnings.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Next Sunday, January 13th, 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.

Office Closed this Week
The BCUC Office will be closed this week and will re-open on Monday January 14th.  The building will continue to be open and staffed by volunteers during mornings on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday.

Welcome Hamper
BCUC Women’s Ministry Group will be preparing a hamper for our new Minister Benji and his family who will be joining us in January.  Donations for the hamper are invited from anybody who wishes to contribute.  Donations are requested to be delivered to the church on the morning of Wednesday January 9th or to one of us before that day thanks. Please contact, Marlene, Di, Ros or Jocelyn with any queries.