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24 Hour Prayer Event

Dear friends of BCUC,

As we re-engage with face-to-face ministry and open the church to individuals first, then to small groups and eventually gathering together as a congregation to worship, we feel the need to come to the Lord in prayer and fasting. We can make all the plans we want but Jesus is the foundation of everything worthwhile. We have this gift of re-shaping our future as a church at BCUC, as a community and for the world. Prayer is needed for decisions to be made, for giving thanks and for those still suffering around the world during this unprecedented crisis. It is also exciting that we are partnering with InVia church during this call to prayer (see below).

We have much for which to be grateful – the SA and BCUC communities have responded and fared very well, but there are many decisions ahead of us to place before God, including when and how to come back together. Prayer is an integral link in the Christian spiritual life and is the key moment when we have communion with God. It needs us to quieten, open our hearts and call out to Him:

STARTING

Saturday 16th May @ 10am
we launch the 24 hour period with a YouTube live worship and preparation time. Click here to view the live event.

ENDING

Sunday 17th May @ 10am
Finish with the weekly YouTube worship and live communion.

How you can participate

  1. Connect with both the Saturday morning launch and the Sunday morning worship/communion services online.
  2. We have prepared a helpful guide to focus your prayer.  This can be downloaded here.
  3. Pray where you are, when you are able and feel moved to pray during the 24 hours.
  4. You might choose to commit to a 1-hour block (or a time-frame that best suits you).
  5. You could create a physical prayer space to assist in creating quietness and focus for your thoughts and prayers.
  6. Connect for group prayer at a special Zoom prayer meeting at 4pm Saturday 16th May.
  7. Consider using this for a time of prayer AND fasting. Whether that is total (but please take fluids) or maybe giving up 1 food/activity you particularly enjoy and seek each day. Benji and Ashlee will talk more about this on Saturday morning before we begin, but this is optional and won’t be the chief focus and goal of the 24 hours in prayer. Fasting can help bring focus and is a response to God’s grace and goodness rather than a way of ‘earning God’s favour’. For more information on fasting check out this page.
  8. Spend time listening to the Holy Spirit. Maybe God is saying something to you personally about who you are a child of God, what your passions are, what your commitments are to serving Jesus in the church and in the community, whether it is time to re-assess your service to best fit with your passions, the community needs, your giftings and the call of God for the church and yourself. Write down what God is saying and please email it to us so we know how God is speaking to a community that listens. 

Partnering in prayer with InVia Church

We are excited to be partnering in this period of prayer with our Youth Pastor Ashlee’s church plant called “InVia”.

InVia meets at Mawson Lakes and is the latest uniting church plant from Generate Presbytery that currently meets as small house group Wednesday with Ashlee and Tim Littleford as their pastors. There is something powerful in churches praying together and for each other. Church plants are founded in faith and financed by prayer, it would be great to help them. Some of their church will help launch the period of prayer Saturday morning on Youtube Live with a time of worship. InVia seeks to have homes of ordinary people multiplying the ways, the words and the works of Jesus.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:6-7

Please pass this onto your pastoral contacts, especially those who don’t have access to email.

Thanks so much for taking part.

Your brother in Christ,

Benji

Mother’s Day

9 May 2021 

This Sunday is Mother’s Day. The background in Australia is attributed to Mrs Janet Heyden in 1923.  Mrs Heyden’s concern over lonely, forgotten aged mothers in Sydney’s Newington State Hospital, where she visited an old friend regularly, started a campaign throughout the city for donations to buy presents for these old ladies. Newspapers carried her appeals, while she made personal requests to many of Sydney’s leading business houses. This reminds me of the passage from the book of James when he explains:

Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1:27.

How might we be encouraged to ‘look after those in distress’ this weekend?
 
Sunday at BCUC 10am service we have a small gift to give all the women of the Church and prayers of thanks for those who have acted like spiritual mothers to each of us: Helping to raise children of God.
 
We will also continue to look at the lectionary reading from the book of Acts with a story about a different type of gift from the Holy Spirit, what we now call ‘speaking in tongues’. We’re going to spend some time looking at how scripture, science, tradition and experience can inform us about this spiritual gift.
 
Look forward to seeing you at 10am Sunday, online or Noon Monday. 
 
Your brother in Christ,
Benji

News

Pentecost, Sunday May 23rd

Celebrate the day with us!
10am – A Service Celebration of Joy with the Holy Spirit  The great guys from Freestyle Dance Ministry (from Melbourne) will help out with worship and kids church.

11am – Share a meal with us together. Coffee, Tea plus Soup and Bread (thanks to the Women’s Ministry Group).

12:30pm – Get your dancing shoes on as Freestyle Dance Ministry take us through a joy-filled all-ages hip hop dance workshop including a great testimony. Why not invite friends, family, kids, grandkids, neighbours along. Either for the whole morning, the workshop, the lunch or a combo? Don’t miss this exciting opportunity for BCUC.
 

Youth Alpha (as part of Fifteen32 youth group)

Starting Friday 14th May, 6:30-9 @ BCUC. Food, friendship and a chance to explore the really big questions of life through the great Youth Alpha program.
Please speak to Tim Lee or Benji about how you can pray or help or invite people along.  Watch this to see what its all about.
 

77 Photos in our Directory – Add yours on Sunday/Monday

Whether its putting names with faces, or faces with names, getting your photo into our directory is a small but important step in building connections among our congregation.  Ian will be in the Chapel once again after the Sunday and Monday services to take your picture for our directory.  If you have already done it, great! – Find a friend who hasn’t and coax or drag them to the Chapel!
 

Members Login – Directory Access

All regular members of our congregation who have not previously accessed the online directory will receive an email invitation this week.  Keep an eye out for it.  You can click the link provided in the email and then set up your own password for access.  The link we send will expire after a few days so act quickly.  Remember that there is a link to the Member Login and Directory in this weekly email at the bottom of the page.
 

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club

Please note that the next meeting of the Saturday Friendship club will be on a different day and at a different time – FRIDAY, 14th May at 1:30pm. The subject is “Operation Flinders” and the speaker will give us details of how the system works.  Operation Flinders runs a “quality remote outback adventure programme for young people at risk”.  Afternoon tea will be provided; the usual $3 donation applies.  All visitors are welcome.  If anyone requires a lift, call James Wilson on 8365 2408.
 

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club – Advance Notice

The June meeting of the BCUC Saturday Friendship club is a theatre attendance for the Musical – “The Hello Girls”.   It is being put on by the Therry Dramatic Society. It is a matinee performance on the second Saturday,  12th June at 2 pm (not our usual third Saturday!)  Tickets are $22; pay Helen Brooks or Peter Foord. There will also be a bus available for transport to and from at an extra cost of $7.  Bookings can be made any time from now.
 

Generate Conference 2021

21- 22 May 2021.  This exciting event will be held at Hope Valley Uniting Church. The Conference’s first Session will include Worship from 7:30-9:30pm Friday night, with the remaining content from 9am to 4pm Saturday 22nd May. Our Keynote Speaker is Melinda Dwight. Melinda is the National Director of Alpha Australia and previously served as the Senior Pastor of the Imagine network of churches for 15 years.  For further details and to register, visit here.  
 

With Love to the World

The Pentecost edition of With Love to the World is available for pickup in the foyer this Sunday and Monday.  See Stuart or Ros.
 

Fellowship Film Day

Our annual Monday Day Fellowship Film Day is happening this year on Monday June 28th. We are going to the Regal Theatre to view the movie “June Again”.  There will be morning tea, a raffle, and a trading table.  Tickets are $15. Tea from 9:45am and Film at 10:30am.  Save the date.  All invited. Contact Ruth Daws if you would like to join with the Fellowship on this special occasion.
 

Save these Dates

Kids Holiday Bible Program : July 12-16th, mornings at @ BCUC
BCUC Weekend Away : September 10-12th,  all day away
 

Worship @ BCUC

This week we have two in-person worship services : Sunday at 10am (with kids and youth programmes) and Monday at noon.  We would love to see you at one of these COVID-Safe worship services.   Learn more about these services on our website.  If you can’t make it to one of our services, our 10am Sunday service is livestreamed each week.  Watch it live as it happens or check it out later that day or during the week.  The livestream video can be viewed from the link on the homepage of the BCUC website and on our YouTube channel from Sunday morning.


Notices

Adelaide Cantata Band – Exultant Bach

On Friday 28 May 2021 at 6:30pm at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.  Featuring vocal soloists Brooke Window, Courtney Turner, Kim Worley, and Pelham Andrews, and a stellar period instrument ensemble led by violinist Ben Dollman, the Adelaide Cantata Band presents sacred cantatas by J S Bach. BWV 12 ‘Weinen, Klagen, Sorgen, Zagen’, BWV 165 ‘O heilges Geist- und Wasserbad’.
 

Volunteer’s Thank You Event 2021

As a valued community group within the Bragg electorate, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP invites our BCUC volunteers to attend the 2021 Thank You event – a wonderful celebration of our State’s volunteers. The event will be held on Monday 14 June 2021 from 11am to 1pm at Her Majesty’s Theatre.  Each year on Volunteers Day, the Department of Human Services hosts a thank you event for volunteers to recognise and celebrate the many and varied ways that South Australia’s 900,000+ volunteers dedicate their time to helping others and giving back to our community. Volunteers can register for this free event on www.dhs.sa.gov.au/volunteers/thankyou. As this event is limited, registrations are essential and tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Registrations close on Monday 17 May.

Happy Christmas from BCUC

What a year this has been.

Thank you all for staying with us and being part of God’s loving family together, always encouraging, and never giving up hope.
 
As I look back on 2020 at BCUC I see God’s sustaining love throughout. I’m reminded of 1 Corinthians 13:4-7.
 
“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.”
 
I am glad that there have been many times when I have seen this Christ-like love expressed at BCUC.
 
The staff at BCUC wish to extend our thanks to you and our blessings for Christmas and the New Year. Our fantastic Christmas Eve service will help a weary world rejoice with the joy that only Jesus can bring. On Christmas Day follow the star of hope to a place of worship. May we all  “come let us adore Him”. Let the light of the risen Christ shine in your hearts, actions and words this Christmas.
 
The richest blessings to you all.
 
Your brother in Christ
Benji 

Why “Breakthru Worship”?

Dear friends of BCUC,

On one level its sad times, I miss meeting people face to face and being an extrovert, I will struggle. However the new opportunities are exciting if we can rise by the power of the spirit to meet the challenges. My heart hurts for our vulnerable in the community who won’t be able to access online materials but we will endeavour to serve and minister to them as best we can with God’s help.

Although we have suspended face-to-face worship, let’s not stop meeting together. I want to introduce you to our new online worship experience we’re calling “Breakthru Worship”.

Why Breakthru?  It’s based on John 20:19. The disciples are hiding in fear in a locked room, (sounds a lot like social-isolation), and the resurrected Jesus breaks through their isolation and miraculously appears in the room. The first thing he says is “Peace be with you”, then he breathes on them the gift of the Holy Spirit, the comforter! Isn’t this what we all need right now, Jesus to break into our fear, to bring peace breath the comfort and gift of the Holy Spirit. So we are then empowered to be the children of God for the present and the future.


Breakthru Worship
We start with Breakthru Worship this Sunday March 22nd.

Grab a cup of coffee. Dress up in your Sunday best if you want to. Then follow the link here or on the churches website for an exciting interactive experience.

We start at 10 am from our lounge room to yours. You can always log on later if you missed it.

For many of us giving is an important part of worship. Many of us already give regularly using E-give, for those who like to give each week you can do this online from the church’s website. Alternatively for people who like to use the envelopes, you can place them in the churches mailbox during the week or give them to Stuart during office hours.

Breakthru Kids and Minis

We haven’t forgotten about kids ministry. Our great team have put together 2 videos to sit down and engage with. These will be streamed on Sundays.

  • 9am Breakthru minis (ages 5 and under)
  • 9:30am Breakthru kids (5 and up)

Click on and engage. Some of our kids ministry team will be online to interact with you.  It’s a great way to engage the whole family and grow as children of God together.

Breakthru Care

Just like you, I really love getting together in person and will find this next period hard. It’s important during this time to be creative about keeping in contact with other. Phone calls and emails will be our primary means. If you are a pastoral contact I encourage you to find a way to connect with those on your list. We are also very conscious of those who will find it difficult to access the internet. Care comes in many different forms. The following is how we hope to provide Breakthru Care in the coming weeks:

  • Spiritual: regular emails from us.
  • Pastoral: phone calls utilising our Pastoral Contacts.
  • Open church (Book a time with Stuart if you would like to come in and watch the service during the week or for prayer. This may change as regulations keep changing.)
  • Printed worship (read over phone or delivered, please contact us if you or someone you know would like this service).
  • Practical: food/ toilet paper/ hand sanitizer.

Breakthru prayer

This will be critical for us. Options include: 

  • regular email prayer chain: prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au
  • Wednesday Prayer group 9:30 am at BCUC
  • 7pm daily call to prayer. Join an ecumenical, Australian wide movement of prayer encouraging us to pray at 7pm each day. Set your alarm now!
  • Drop in prayer at church (please ring Stuart at the office to arrange).


Breakthru Easter

Normal Easter services will need to cancelled but we are quickly exploring some exciting and creative replacements for both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. You won’t want to miss out.

Breakthru Youth

We will keep you posted next week with some wonderful announcements.

Lastly…   If you have an ideas or would like to be involved in any of these ministries please let us know. Also, please give us feedback about how Sunday went. We will keep being creative and want to provide worship that works best for all ages and all cultures.

Finally share these links and this email with others you know who are loosely associated with the church or need encouragement at this time. Can we be bold enough to trust that God could actually grow the church during this new season? I pray we can.

Your brother in Christ,

Benji Callen

Minister 
Burnside City Uniting Church
benjic@burnsidecityuc.org.au
0427 792 869

Dear friends of BCUC,

On one level its sad times, I miss meeting people face to face and being an extrovert, I will struggle. However the new opportunities are exciting if we can rise by the power of the spirit to meet the challenges. My heart hurts for our vulnerable in the community who won’t be able to access online materials but we will endeavour to serve and minister to them as best we can will Gods help.

Although we have suspended face-to-face worship let’s not stop meeting together. I want to introduce you to our new online worship experience we’re calling “Breakthru Worship”.

Why Breakthru? It’s based on John 20:19. The disciples are hiding in fear in a locked room, (sounds a lot like social-isolation), and the resurrected Jesus breaks through their isolation and miraculously appears in the room. The first thing he says is “Peace be with you”, then he breathes on them the gift of the Holy Spirit, the comforter! Isn’t this what we all need right now, Jesus to break into our fear, to bring peace breath the comfort and gift of the Holy Spirit. So we are then empowered to be the children of God for the present and the future.

Breakthru Worship
We start with Breakthru Worship this Sunday March 22nd.  Grab a cup of coffee. Dress up in your Sunday best if you want to. Then click on the Breakthru logo above for an exciting interactive experience. We start at 10am from our lounge room to yours. Come early and have a chat with me or another host.

You can visit the Breakthru Worship site now and take a look at my introductory video.

Giving For many of us giving is an important part of worship. Many of us already give regularly using E-give, for those who like to give each week you can do this online from the church’s website. Alternatively for people who like to use the envelopes, you can place them in the churches mailbox during the week or give them to Stuart during office hours.

Breakthru Kids and Minis
We haven’t forgotten about kids ministry. Our great team have put together 2 videos to sit down and engage with. These will be streamed on Sundays.

  • 9am Breakthru minis (ages 5 and under)
  • 9:30 am Breakthru kids (5 and up)

Click on and engage. Some of our kids ministry team will be online to chat with you.  It’s a great way to engage the whole family and grow as children of God together.

Breakthru Care 
Just like you, I really love getting together in person and will find this next period hard. It’s important during this time to be creative about keeping in contact with other. Phone calls and emails will be our primary means. If you are a pastoral contact I encourage you to find a way to connect with those on your list. We are also very conscious of those who will find it difficult to access the internet. Care comes in many different forms. The following is how we hope to provide Breakthru Care in the coming weeks:

  • Spiritual: regular emails from us.
    Pastoral: phone calls utilising our Pastoral Contacts.
  • Open church (Book a time with Stuart if you would like to come in and watch the service during the week or for prayer. This may change as regulations keep changing.)
  • Printed worship (read over phone or delivered, please contact us if you or someone you know would like this service).
  • Practical: food/ toilet paper/ hand sanitizer.

  • Spiritual: regular emails from us.
  • Pastoral: phone calls utilising our Pastoral Contacts.
  • Open church (Book a time with Stuart if you would like to come in and watch the service during the week or for prayer. This may change as regulations keep changing.)
  • Printed worship (read over phone or delivered, please contact us if you or someone you know would like this service).
  • Practical: food/ toilet paper/ hand sanitizer.


  • Spiritual: regular emails from us.
  • Pastoral: phone calls utilising our Pastoral Contacts.
  • Open church (Book a time with Stuart if you would like to come in and watch the service during the week or for prayer. This may change as regulations keep changing.)
  • Printed worship (read over phone or delivered, please contact us if you or someone you know would like this service).
  • Practical: food/ toilet paper/ hand sanitizer.

Breakthru Prayer 
This will be critical for us. Options include:

  • regular email prayer chain: prayer@burnsidecityuc.org.au
  • Wednesday Prayer group 9:30 am at BCUC
  • 7pm daily call to prayer. Join an ecumenical, Australian wide movement of prayer encouraging us to pray at 7pm each day. Set your alarm now!
  • Drop in prayer at church (please ring Stuart at the office to arrange).

Breakthru Easter
Normal Easter services will need to cancelled but we are quickly exploring some exciting and creative replacements for both Good Friday and Easter Sunday. You won’t want to miss out.


Breakthru Youth  
We will keep you posted next week with some wonderful announcements.

Lastly If you have an ideas or would like to be involved in any of these ministries please let us know. Also, please give us feedback about how Sunday went. We will keep being creative and want to provide worship that works best for all ages and all cultures.

Finally share these links and this message with others you know who are loosely associated with the church or need encouragement at this time. Can we be bold enough to trust that God could actually grow the church during this new season? I pray we can.

Your brother in Christ,
Benji Callen

for the week of 8 March 2020

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BCUC Netball Players Needed
BCUC Netball is looking for players born in 2005, 2006 or 2007. Matches are on Saturday afternoons commencing in April.  Training is on Thursday night.  Contact Cathie or Ruth.

Generate Presbytery News
The next meeting of the Generate Presbytery is on 14 March at
Seeds Uniting Church. The meeting is open to all member of our congregation. Click here to register.

Family Fun @ 5 – Saturday 14 March 5-7pm
FF@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. If you have any queries please ask Heather Walraven (0414 055 160) or Chris Lake (0417 848 315).

Support for KCO
Monetary donation to support sending our kids to KCO can be made in the foyer between services this Sunday and next (by cash or credit/debit card).  You can also donate online via the green ‘give’ button at the bottom of this page.  A form for donations of cakes and biscuits will be in the foyer and… thanks so much for your never-ending prayers.

KCO News
KCO is nearly here. Normal registration closes this Wednesday so please don’t delay (late registration will still be possible). Lisa Price has the iron transfers for our yellow T-shirts, so catch her on Sunday morning between services.

BCUC Saturday Friendship Club
The meeting for 21st March is a special one. We have a large number of boys coming from Prince Alfred College, to give us an evening of musical entertainment. Usual 7:15 for a 7:30pm start. Basket supper and all visitors welcome.

for the week of 1 March 2020

Digital Entertainment Book
Supporting Dr John.  Visit here to purchase your subscription.

BCUC Netball Players Needed
BCUC Netball is looking for players born in 2005, 2006 or 2007. Matches are on Saturday afternoons commencing in April.  Training is on Thursday night.  Contact Cathie or Ruth.

Church Council News
At our February 25th meeting, the following office bearers were elected.
Chairperson: Ian Olver
Vice-Chairperson: Nirmal Robinson
Treasurer: Tim Piper
Secretary: Anne Wierenga

Generate Presbytery News
The next meeting of the Generate Presbytery is on 14 March at
Seeds Uniting Church. The meeting is open to all member of our congregation. Click here to register.

KCO
KCO registration closes on March 11.  Any adults planning to attend must apply for and receive their WWCC  before registering. 

Seniors Second Sunday Lunch
Next Sunday, 8 March, 12noon until 1:30pm. Come and join us for friendship, fun and food.

Pancake Day
Sunday March 8 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.

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.

“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.

for the week of 23 February 2020

Digital Entertainment Book
Supporting Dr John.  Visit here to purchase your subscription.

Family Fun @ 5 Saturday 14 March 5-7pm
FF@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 Tea
A 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 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.

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 Ministry
Each 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.

for the week of 16 February 2020

Digital Entertainment Book
Supporting 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.

for the week of 9 February 2020

Muffin Morning Tea
Sunday 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 Coming
Kids 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 Concert
Sunday 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 Club
The 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 Rescheduled
The 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 Fund
Please 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.