- You might want to also read Out and About for news from the wider community
Sam Needs a New Home
One of our dear members and friends will be moving to Sri Lanka from July and so her beloved Sam needs a new home. Sam is thirteen years old and a very loving and enthusiastic dog. If you are interested in adopting Sam, please contact the office.
Church Council Meeting 3/3/14
- Extraordinary AGM to be held after church on Sunday, 30th March.
- Quotes to be obtained for edging on steps in sanctuary to comply with Work Health Safety regulations.
- Much discussion as to feasibility of continuing with charity bin. Volunteer to be sought to monitor timely collections by Goodwill’s contractors. Please contact the BPUC office.
KCO March 22nd – 23rd 2014 http://sa.uca.org.au/kco
WHAT: KCO is a wonderful overnight camp for children aged 7-12 yrs.
WHEN: 12 noon Saturday March 22nd until 1pm Sunday March 23rd
WHERE: Barossa Valley Tourist Park, Penrice Road, Nuriootpa.
COST: $70 for children and leaders
KCO will include children from churches across SA so it is a great opportunity to be part of something big! There will be games, crafts, carnival, devotions, worship, communion, singing, entertainment, surprises and lots of fun!
Our Brougham Place children will be in a cosy sub-camp. We will sleep in tents and eat together (with our own wonderful cooks) and move around the camp program as a team, so the children will be well cared for. Friends are welcome. Apply today so you do not miss out!
Kids Camp Out (KCO) is an overnight camp in the Uniting Church for 7-12 year olds, this year being held at the Barossa Valley Caravan Park on March 22-23. If you have a passion for working with kids, and if you'd love to volunteer your time at KCO but can't stay for the whole weekend, then one of our members is running the carnival at KCO, and is looking for volunteers who can help out on the afternoon of Saturday March 22nd! If you're interested, please contact the office :)
On March 5, the 40 day journey of Lent begins. This year the Brougham Place community will be praying together daily by using a devotional that has
- a focus scripture passage for the day
- a reflection by a member of the community
- a weekly meditation practice
- questions to help you reflect on the journey
If you receive the BP E-news, then you will automatically receive the devotional daily in your email. If you do not have email, then a printed copy will be available for you on Sunday for the following week.
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A Destiny Together: Justice for First Peoples
A Week of Prayer and Fasting: 17-23 March
In July 2012 in Adelaide, the members of the 13th Assembly of the Uniting Church listened to members of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) tell stories about the effects of the Federal Government’s ‘Stronger Futures’ legislation (and the ‘Intervention’ before that) on their lives and their communities.
The Assembly members were very moved by the stories of harm and exclusion and responded in two ways. The first was to ‘down tools’ and make a silent procession through the streets to the South Australian Parliament to pray and sing in a public vigil of lament. The second was to adopt a resolution calling on the Church to engage in a week of prayer and fasting for justice for the First Peoples.
Brougham Place will participate in this event through our daily devotionals during that week and also through daily prayer vigils. Monday, March 17 - Friday, March 21 we will have a vigil here at the church at 6:30 PM. On Saturday, March 22 we will gather at 4 PM and on Sunday, March 23 we will gather at 9 AM.
Lent 2014: Carrying Hope
During Lent 2014, Brougham Place Uniting Church will be supporting the students of Neth Sawan Sarana School for the Deaf and Blind in Southern Sri Lanka. This amazing school offers not only education, but hope and community to 60 children in grades 1 through 9. These children need some very basic things, like underwear and socks. Beginning next week, there will be an opportunity to support a child and thereby Carry Hope in Lent 2014.
Pastoral Care Meeting
Tuesday 11th March at 10.00am in the Leaver Lounge.
Tea Tree Gully Fellowship
Wednesday 12th March at 7:45pm in Walkerville.
Devonshire Tea Fundraiser
Yummy scones and jam and cream! That’s what will be on offer after the service on March 16th. We’re hoping to raise funds for updating the church web site, so $5 will buy you a fresh-baked scone with all the trimmings, plus a cup of tea or coffee.
Summer Sunday Swim
Our third and final summer Sunday for 2014 will be on March 16th, 5:00pm at Medindie. Come for a Summer Sunday swim and meal and kickback, relax and enjoy some time in community. The pool is beautiful and ready to roll so jump on in and make a splash. A-K please bring a salad and M-Z please bring sweets. Please also bring a drink and a chair. Please RSVP to the office by March 13th for catering purposes.
Everyone is welcome!
Young adults gathering
6pm in the Basement, Sunday 23rd and 30th of March.
Sunday 30th March, in the hall after worship.
Nomads House Group
The next Nomads House Group will be held on Wednesday 26th March at North Adelaide.
It is our practice to share a meal at 6.30pm. All are welcome and if you can’t come for the meal, please join us at 7.30pm for the commencement of the more formal proceedings.
BPUC Book Club
Meets Monday 31st March at 11am where we'll be discussing White Tiger by Aravind Adiga.
Friday 19th to Sunday 21st September 2014.
Not sure if it's your turn? To check see Rosters.
There is a prayer station in the chapel at the back of the sanctuary (this area is also where the children play on Sunday mornings). You will find a bowl of sand there that you can place a candle in as a form of prayer. This is available on Wednesdays during Open Church, but is also available on Sunday mornings. Please make use of this station if you wish.
Each Wednesday since 2012 we have had the church open from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. We have had visitors of all kinds come in. Sometimes they come to pray or chat, sometimes they're interested in history of architecture, sometimes we know and sometimes we don't.
BPUC Cards on Sale
Packets of cards celebrating the beautiful windows here at Brougham Place are now on sale! Each pack contains 6 cards (2 of each design). $10 / packet of 6 cards. available in the church office on weekdays or from Dianne Drew on Sundays.
The church is encouraging those who wish to donate flowers for Sunday services in memory of a loved one, anniversary, birthday, etc. This may be done either by ordering an arrangement, buying the flowers and having them done by whoever is on the roster, or doing them themselves. If you are interested, please contact Mary May. Floral arrangements will be acknowledged in the Order of Service.
Have you got your name badge? You can order one today!! Order forms are available on the name badge holder upstairs. Please send your order to the Church Office or drop it in an envelope in the offering along with payment. They are available with either a magnetic backing ($8.20) or a standard pin ($5.55). Replacement magnets are also available for $3.50.
You are welcome to take your badge with you or you may keep it here at the church. Facilities for leaving your badge here are located in the Lecture Hall, the Stanley Street entrance, or they can be returned to the board at the main entrance. All name badges will be returned to the main board at the front entrance during the week.
A used stamp may not seem like much to you and me, but it can do a world of good! The Synod office collects used stamps and then sells them on. The money raised is used to pay freight on goods and schoolbooks sent to churches and schools in places such as Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, PNG, Solomon Islands, Thailand and the Philippines. If you can collect old stamps (just cut the envelope with a little space around the stamp itself), please deposit them in the stamp box in the Leaver Lounge.
The Pastoral Care Team would like to announce the beginning of a new ministry here at Brougham Place, the Prayer Chain. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to grow together in faith, uphold one another in prayer, and maintain a spirit of intentional living within our midst. So, how do you plug into this ministry? Make a prayer request!!
Ways to make a prayer request:
- Contact one of the prayer chain coordinators (Rev. John Hughes or Vicky Sanders)
- Contact your Pastoral Partner
- Use one of the welcome/prayer cards in the sanctuary
- Contact the church office
We look forward to this wonderful new ministry and the way in which it can further support our "belonging" to each other and this community of faith.
Please view the Prayer Chain Regulations so you understood the way the Prayer Chain would work. We are serious about protecting your privacy while being able to hold one another in care. If you have questions, please talk to John or Vicky.
Fruit for you
You can buy delicious fruit, dried fruit, and free range eggs and support international mission. The project involves fruit grown by members of the Waikerie Christian Churches and is subject to availability. Part proceeds of the fruit sales will go toward medical projects in Numfor Island, Papua province, Indonesia. Order forms are on the table in the Leaver Lounge. Orders need to be placed by the second Sunday in each month (third in November 2013) and the preceding Sunday for chocolate coated items with either cash or cheque to be accompanied with the order. Delivery is usually two weeks later (i.e. fourth Sunday)
Updates from the Co-ordinator of the Waikerie Fruit project:
- Hi all you great people,
There will be a limited March delivery on March 30th 2014, Orders accompanied by cash or cheque by March 16th please; hope this gives you sufficient time. Available will be:
400g packs of dried apricots $10.00 Packs of 2 pasties $6.00
Shortbread Biscuits $4.00 Anzac Biscuits $4.00
We are still sorting out other produce as the dried fruit harvest has not been good overall and the heat and rain have left many disillusioned growers; honey production is down considerably; however will sort it out. There are a very few jars of honey and a few peaches; however you will have to be 1st in to receive them. It is mid-season for oranges, and the quality is far from good overall; and walnuts have not yet been harvested.
Please consider this the order form. Shalom, Graeme
- Hello everyone,
From the next order in November (2013), honey will be packaged in 1kg plastic containers with handle for $10.00. This price is comparable with other SA honey outlets. Glass is an expensive packaging, so the producers are changing to plastic containers. If you have any thoughts on this, Graeme and I would like to hear from you.
Many thanks for your continued support.
Also the book The Light on the Hill and 150th Commemorative Pens & Coasters are still available from the Church office or Barbara Sibley after Sunday worship.
Frontier Newsdownload or as a paper copy.
New Timescan be read online.
Courses at the Effective Living Centre
The website of the Effective Living Centre lists various events in the coming months. Topics include parenting, men's issues, social issues and the sacred & creative.