News

for the Week of May 26th

Live Life Loud @ BCUC
Friday June 14, 6:30pm – 9:30pm.  Live Life Loud is a high energy regional youth worship event that endeavours to bring young people together.  There will be a live band, guest speaker, food, games, café, and more.  See Benji for further details.

Election Day Fundraising
Over $1800 was raised from the bake sale, plant sale, and sausage sizzle on election day.  Thanks to all the volunteers who made this happen. 

Hizbiz
Men’s Fellowship lunch at the Marryatville Hotel, May 28, 12noon. Anyone interested in a friendly chat and the opportunity to share stories over a meal is welcome to attend and bring a friend if you wish. Contact Rex or Leigh if planning to attend.

BICC Prayer Breakfast
Saturday, June 1 from 7.30am to 9am at Burnside Family Church, 88 Lockwood Road.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
For our theatre night this year, we will be seeing the Therry Dramatic Society Broadway version of Pirates of Penzance at the Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide on Saturday June 15 at 8pm.  Cost is $22; please pay Peter Foord. There will be a council bus available at $7 (first come first served) Bookings close on Sunday 9th June.

Family Fun @ 5
will be on June 22. Book the date, spread the news &  invite your family and friends.

Monday Day Fellowship
Join us for our next meeting on June 3 at 1:30pm when will meet artist Kirsty Shadiac. Kirsty is Margaret Morey’s granddaughter and is a successful artist and entrepreneur. Her business is helping children learn to draw. She will share with us how her childhood passion became a world-wide phenomena and global enterprise.  Afternoon tea is provided.  $3 donation.  Please bring along new members.  We welcome men as well to our fellowship. See Ruth Daws for more information.

Monday Day Fellowship – Annual Fundraiser Film Day
The movie Red Joan starring Tom Hughes and Dame Judy Dench is showing at the Regal on Monday June 24. 90:45 morning tea; 10:30 film.  Tickets $15 from Ruth Daws or Fellowship Members.  We encourage you to support this  fundraiser.

Frontier Services Mission – Collection for Packing Day
New and second-hand clothing , sheets, pillow cases, curtains, towels, rugs. For Old Timers Fete, Alice Springs : New items for work stall, hand crafted items and gift packs. Goods can be left in the marked boxes in BCUC foyer until Friday May 31.

for the Week of May 19th

Calling all Bakers
BCUC Junior Church are holding a Community Fete on Sunday May 26 to raise funds for  Backpacks 4 SA Kids.  We would really love your help to provide home baked cakes, cupcakes biscuits & brownies to sell with afternoon tea (preferably with a list of ingredients). Please drop your goodies off at church next Sunday morning.

Rob on Leave
Rob is on leave from Saturday 11th May. He will return to us on Tuesday 4th June.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
For our theatre night this year, we will be seeing the Therry Dramatic Society Broadway version of Pirates of Penzance at the Arts Theatre, 53 Angas Street, Adelaide on Saturday June 15 at 8pm.  Cost is $22; please pay Peter Foord. There will be a council bus available at $7 (first come first served) Bookings close on the Sunday 9th July.

Surprise the World!
We are in the third week of this small group and sermon study. Around ninety people within eight small groups are taking part.  Its not too late to jump into one of these groups. For further information on joining a small group, or to pick up a study guide talk to Stuart or Benji.

Monday Day Fellowship – Annual Fundraiser Film Day
The movie Red Joan starring Tom Hughes and Dame Judy Dench is showing at the Regal on Monday June 24. 90:45 morning tea; 10:30 film.  Tickets $15 from Ruth Daws or Fellowship Members.  We encourage you to support this  fundraiser.

Frontier Services Mission -Collection for Packing Day
New and second-hand clothing suitable for tropical places is needed. Blankets and warmer clothing are needed for cold winter nights. Also sheets, pillow cases, curtains, towels, rugs. For Old Timers Fete, Alice Springs:- New items for work stall, hand crafted items and gift packs. Goods can be left in the marked boxes in BCUC foyer until Friday May 31. Thank you for your support, Mission Focus committee.

No Monday Communion
The Monday Communion service that was scheduled for tomorrow, May 20, has been cancelled.

for the Week of May 12th

Federal Election on May 18
We will once again be running a cake stall, plant stall and Sausage Sizzle.  If you enjoy cooking, your cakes, slices etc can be left at Church on Friday, May 17 from 4pm, or brought on Saturday morning from 8am.

Rob on Leave
Rob is on leave from Saturday 11th May. He will return to us on Tuesday 4th June.

Community Fete
BCUC Junior Church are holding a Community Fete on Sunday May 26 to raise funds for  Backpacks 4 SA Kids.  They really need your help and support and would love to tell you more about it, so please ask them at the sign-up table in the foyer today. If you can help on the day, or to book a car boot space/stall ring Nikki.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting of the Sat Friendship club is at 8pm on May 18. Daryl & Wendy Teauge will speak about their time in 2017 with “Surgeons Without Borders” in Malawi and Zimbabwe. There will be the usual basket supper and visitors are welcome. As it is election night, the meeting will be in the worship area.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club Advance notice for Theatre Night.
Musical – Gilbert and Sullivan. Pirates of Penzance. Saturday June 15 at the Arts Theatre 8pm. Cost $22. Bookings at May meeting. Minibus available at $7.

Surprise the World!
We are in the second week of this small group and sermon study. Around ninety people within eight small groups are taking part.  Its not too late to jump into one of these groups.  Families with children are encouraged to come to the Saturday at 5 meeting at Benji’s house.  There are also newly formed groups on Tuesday evening and Wednesday afternoon.  For further information on joining a small group, or to pick up a study guide talk to Stuart or Benji.

Monday Day Fellowship – Annual Fundraiser Film Day
The movie Red Joan starring Tom Hughes and Dame Judy Dench is showing at the Regal on Monday June 24. 90:45 morning tea; 10:30 film.  Tickets $15 from Ruth Daws or Fellowship Members.  We encourage you to support this  fundraiser.

Frontier Services Mission – Collection for Packing Day
New and second-hand clothing suitable for tropical places is needed. Blankets and warmer clothing are needed for cold winter nights. Also sheets, pillow cases, curtains, towels, rugs.  For Old Timers Fete, Alice Springs:- New items for work stall, hand crafted items and gift packs.  Goods can be left in the marked boxes in BCUC foyer until Friday May 31. Thank you for your support, Mission Focus committee.

for the Week of May 5th

Surprise the World! The Five Habits of Highly Missional People
TODAY we will be starting a sermon series based on Michael Frost’s book ‘Surprise the Word!’. The book simplifies the way of Jesus for our world today and teaches how to share our faith in surprisingly simple ways. We are also promoting a church-wide small group study based on this book. Please sign up in the foyer after the service to join a discussion group, and pick up a copy of the discussion guide for this study. The book can also be purchased there at a cost of $10.

Community Fete
BCUC Junior Church will be holding a Community Fete on Sunday May 26 and we would really appreciate your support in our effort to raise funds for  Backpacks 4 SA Kids.  You can help by taking part in the car boot sale, baking and selling goods, volunteering, donating raffle prizes, or inviting friends for a fun afternoon.  More details can be found in the flyer available in the foyer.

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Cancelled on May 12 for Mother’s Day.

Mothers’ Day Gift Wrapping
On Wednesday May 8 at 1.30pm the Women’s Ministry group will be gift wrapping for Mothers’ Day. There will be approximately 100 gifts for residents of  Estia and Clayton Church Home aged care facilities. Please bring wrapping paper and ribbons.  New, donated items can be left at reception for Di or Jocelyn before the 8th. Included items: socks, bed socks, shower caps, soap, coat hangers, combs, note pads & pens, pocket tissues, playing cards, hand cream, magnets, small vases.  The afternoon will conclude with afternoon tea.

Police Checks
All regular volunteers at BCUC need to have completed a nationally coordinated criminal history check.   A form for this is available TODAY in the foyer at the “Surprise the World” table.  After receiving your clearance, it is important to provide a copy to Stuart for our records. Note that your clearance expires after three years.  Currently 59 volunteers and employees have valid clearances and 23 have expired clearances.  If your clearance has expired, or if you have not yet obtained one, please pick up the form today.  If  we don’t have a copy of your clearance please email or deliver  one to Stuart in the office or on any Sunday.

Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting of the Sat Friendship club is at 8pm on 18th May. Daryl & Wendy Teauge will speak about their time in 2017 with “Surgeons Without Borders” in Malawi and Zimbabwe.  There will be the usual basket supper and visitors are welcome. As it is election night,  the meeting will be in the worship area.

Saturday Friendship Club
Advance notice for the Theatre night.  Musical – Gilbert and Sullivan Pirates of Penzance.  Sat June 15th at the Arts Theatre – 8pm. Cost $22. Bookings at May meeting.  Minibus available at $7

for the Week of April 28th

Surprise the World!
The Five Habits of Highly Missional  People
On May 5, we will be starting a sermon series based on Michael Frost’s book ‘Surprise the Word!’. The book simplifies the way of Jesus for our world today and teaches how to share our faith in surprisingly simple ways. We are also promoting a church-wide small group study based on this book. Please sign up in the foyer after the service to join a discussion group, and pick up a copy of the discussion guide for this study. The book can also be purchased there at a cost of $10.

3DNet Pastors Retreat – 2019
Benji and Rob will be attending the 3DNet Pastors Retreat in Hahndorf from Tues. April 30 to Thurs. May 2.

Community Fete
BCUC Junior Church will be holding a Community Fete on Sunday May 26 and we would really appreciate your support in our effort to raise funds for  Backpacks 4 SA Kids.  You can help by taking part in the car boot sale, baking and selling goods, volunteering, donating raffle prizes, or inviting friends for a fun afternoon.  More details can be found in last week’s handout that is available in the foyer

UC Annual Fellowship Day
Friday May 3 @ BCUC
Morning Tea at 10am, Programme starts at 10:30am. Lunch will be provided for $6. Uniting Church Fellowships seeks to develop, encourage and strengthen its members in fellowship, knowledge and love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and through this to minister prayerfully and practically, in outreach to others.

Monday Day Fellowship
May 6. Bus trip to the Repat Museum followed by coffee and cake at Carmelite.  Be at the church at 12:50pm . Cost $22.

Mothers’ Day Gift Wrapping
On Wednesday May 8 at 1.30pm the Women’s Ministry group will be gift wrapping for Mothers’ Day. There will be approximately 100 gifts for residents of  Estia and Clayton Church Home aged care facilities. Please bring wrapping paper and ribbons.  New, donated items can be left at reception for Di or Jocelyn before the 8th. Included items: socks, bed socks, shower caps, soap, coat hangers, combs, note pads & pens, pocket tissues, playing cards, hand cream, magnets, small vases.  The afternoon will conclude with afternoon tea.

 

for the Week of April 14th

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Grant Received from 3DNet
Congratulations to our young people for receiving a $1500 grant from 3DNet to support missional projects.  The money will be used to hold a  community fundraiser  at BCUC in May.   All proceeds from that event will be donated to Backpacks 4 SA Kids,  the team’s choice of support.  Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.

Successful Family Fun @ 5
We had about 30 part time & full time wonderful helpers who worked together over a range of tasks needed for the evening to flow and to be successful. We had 50 children and their families many of whom had not attended before. It was wonderful that some families stayed till 8pm talking to the new people they had met. Thank you all.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The next meeting is on Saturday April 27. The speaker is Janet Scarfe who will reveal some of the exploits of South Australian women who were involved in World War II. Usual time of 7:15pm for a 7:30pm start. Please bring a basket supper. All visitors welcome.

Christmas Bowl Thank You
BCUC’s gift of $1671 will have an immediate impact for Rohingya families in Jamtoli refugee camp in Bangladesh, who have lost everything and are struggling to find shelter, food, and clothing.

Entertainment Books
Entertainment Books are again on sale. Books or digital memberships are $70 each, $13 of which goes towards support for mission. To order, call Rita Bottrill  on 0401 838 641 or email bottrill@chariot.net.au. You can also order and pay online here.

Uniting Church  e-News
UC e-News is the weekly email newsletter of the Uniting Church SA. It seeks to connect the Uniting Church SA community and help our church members communicate with each other – it’s part of our core activity of Uniting People. To subscribe to UC e-News, visit here.

Dr Jon’s Pantry
Freshly made FIG & GINGER JAM  has been added to our range; it’s yummy, so do not miss out.  ALSO Easter chickens have hatched!

John Bell in Adelaide
8-10 May 2019: John Bell is a preacher, hymn writer, composer, lecturer and broadcaster. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community. John is coming to Adelaide for a 3 day workshop in which he is covering such topics as ‘Songs to enliven communities of faith’, ‘Keeping faith in an age of consumerism’ and ‘Exploring Celtic Spirituality’. For bookings and info go to www.trybooking.com/BBNLH.  Supported and endorsed by the Uniting Church.

Lent Event 2019
This year, our focus is on saving lives through health education, preventing violence against children and raising up new leaders in Timor Leste, Southeast Asia’s poorest nation. Donate directly online at  lentevent.com, or use the Uniting World Appeal Envelope and post it yourself.  Cash donations can be placed in the marked box in the foyer.

for the Week of April 7th

Easter Services

Maundy Thursday
18th April  5:30pm

Creative Worship (Rev Rob Williams)

Good Friday
19th April 9:30am

Worship followed by hot cross buns (Rev Benji Callen)

Easter Sunday
21st April
7:30am 
Dawn Service (Ben Randall)
9:30am  Worship (Rev Benji Callen)

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Other News

Entertainment Books
Entertainment Books are again on sale. Books or digital memberships are $70 each, $13 of which goes towards support for mission. To order, call Rita Bottrill  on 0401 838 641 or email bottrill@chariot.net.au. You can also order and pay online here.

Uniting Church  e-News
UC e-News is the weekly email newsletter of the Uniting Church SA. It seeks to connect the Uniting Church SA community and help our church members communicate with each other – it’s part of our core activity of Uniting People. To subscribe to UC e-News, visit here.

Dr Jon’s Pantry
Freshly made FIG & GINGER JAM  has been added to our range; it’s yummy, so do not miss out.  ALSO Easter chickens have hatched!

John Bell in Adelaide
8-10 May 2019: John Bell is a preacher, hymn writer, composer, lecturer and broadcaster. He is an ordained minister of the Church of Scotland and a member of the Iona Community. John is coming to Adelaide for a 3 day workshop in which he is covering such topics as ‘Songs to enliven communities of faith’, ‘Keeping faith in an age of consumerism’ and ‘Exploring Celtic Spirituality’. For bookings and info go to www.trybooking.com/BBNLH.  Supported and endorsed by the Uniting Church.

Lent Event 2019
This year, our focus is on saving lives through health education, preventing violence against children and raising up new leaders in Timor Leste, Southeast Asia’s poorest nation. Donate directly online at  lentevent.com, or use the Uniting World Appeal Envelope and post it yourself.  Cash donations can be placed in the marked box in the foyer.

for the Week of March 31st

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Entertainment Books
Entertainment Books are again on sale. Books or digital memberships are $70 each, $13 of which goes towards support for mission. To order, call Rita Bottrill  on 0401 838 641 or email bottrill @chariot.net.au. You can also order and pay online here.

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

KCO News
Last weekend was KCO and we had a brilliant time. Thanks so much to everyone for your contribution to and support of this annual event. It was marvellous. Thank you particularly for covering the weekend with your prayers. Look for more news in Chats.     – Gaynor Strapp

Easter Postcards
Today you will have received our Easter postcard inserted in the newsletter.  Please take it home, note the dates and times of services and prayerfully consider passing it on to a friend, family member, or neighbour.  Extra cards are available in the foyer to be given out to visitors to our building and for you to take as needed.

Monday Day Fellowship
The fellowship will next meet on Monday April 1st at 1:30pm. Come  listen to Benji share his story with us.  Afternoon tea is provided.  $3 donation.  Please bring along new members.  We welcome men as well to our fellowship. See Ruth Daws for more information.

Family Fun @ 5
Easter Family Fun @ 5 on 6th April is seeking helpers! Would you be able to make a tuna bake? (Recipe and main ingredients supplied.)  Can you help sometime between 4.15 to 7.15pm on the day? There are many ways in which you can help: In the kitchen, with craft, talking to families, setting up, cleaning up, as photographer, lighting & sound for the story. Speak to Heather Walraven, Leonie Clarke or Chris Lake if you have any queries. Sign sheets are up in the foyer after church.

Lent Event 2019
This year, our focus is on saving lives through health education, preventing violence against children and raising up new leaders in Timor Leste, Southeast Asia’s poorest nation. Donate directly online at  lentevent.com, or use the Uniting World Appeal Envelope and post it yourself.  Cash donations can be placed in the marked box in the foyer.

for the week of March 24

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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 Mick know if you plan to attend, 8338 2621 ( for catering purposes).

Hizbiz
The next Hizbiz lunch meeting is at 12 noon on the 26th March at the Marryatville. All men welcome.

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

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.

Monday Day Fellowship
The fellowship will next meet on Monday April 1st at 1:30pm. Come  listen to Benji share his story with us.  Members should invite friends and bring a plate for afternoon tea. See Ruth Daws for more information.

Family Fun @ 5
Easter Family Fun @ 5 on 6th April is seeking helpers! Would you be able to make a tuna bake? (Recipe and main ingredients supplies.)  Can you help sometime between 4.15 to 7.15pm on the day? There are many ways in which you can help: In the kitchen, with craft, talking to families, setting up, cleaning up, as  photographer, lighting & sound for the story.  Speak to Heather Walraven, Leonie Clarke or Chris Lake if you have any queries.  Sign sheets are  up in the foyer after church.

KCO News
We know you are missing us but we are at Victor Harbor for KCO and we are having an awesome time. Please remember to keep praying for us. See you all next week!

Personal Prayer
Prayer is available after the 10:30 service in the Café.

Lent Event 2019
Cash donations can be placed directly in the marked box in the foyer.

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.