- You might want to also read Out and About for news from the wider community
Congratulations and Thank you!
Church Council – May
- Wedding marketing strategy group
- Council accepted the group's report with thanks for their excellent work and suggestions.
- Soldiers Memorial Garden
- Council noted the work done and thanked the property committee and those who were particularly involved. It was agreed that rosemary be planted in the garden.
- Imagining our Future Together
- Council reviewed the report from the Imagining our future together steering group. A number of opportunities have been taken up or are being planned and agreed that at an update report will be one item in the next (mid-year) town hall meeting supported by electronic communication for those unable to attend.
Young Adults Gathering
In the basement at 6:00pm on Sunday May 26th and June 2nd.
BPUC Book Club
Meets Monday 27th May at 11am where we'll be discussing Midnight In Peking by Paul French.
Nomads House Group
The next Nomads House Group will be held on Wednesday 29th May at North Adelaide.
Jono (newly minted PhD) & Alison Tuke will lead the discussion on:
“ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY: What we as Christians can do”
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.
Raise the Roof
An evening that will raise the roof with music from Brougham Place young adults and friends.Proceeds will support the building fund.
June 1st at 7:30pm (doors open at 7:00pm), $10 per person $20 per family. Supper to follow
On June 2 and 9 we will be having a special offering (a 'Noisy Bucket') for the Pilgrimage of Healing 2013. This is an important way in which the Uniting Church partners with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.
Monday 3rd June at 7pm in the Manse.
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. Barbara Sibley is the contact person for Brougham Place (Bronwyn Hern in her absence) and order forms are on the table in the Leaver Lounge. Orders need to be placed by the second Sunday in each month (first Sunday in June 2013 for chocolate coated items only) and either cash or cheque to be accompanied with the order. Delivery is usually two weeks later (i.e. fourth Sunday)
Read updates from the Co-ordinator of the Waikerie Fruit project:
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.
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.