Monthly Archives: October 2017

Smashing Idols

What are the idols that get between us and God? And if we smash those idols with the hammer of active prayerful faith, letting go of the easy answers, false hopes, and brittle certainties of idolatry, what are we left with? A reflection on Exodus 32  

By | 2017-10-17T06:21:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 15/10

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Loving, nurturing God, you reveal yourself to us in the generosity of others, the bringers of peace, the agitators and the change makers. Help us to know you in these people and actions. When there is trauma, grief and defensiveness in ourselves and in others, we confess that we [...]

By | 2017-10-15T08:00:47+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Tune In

Tune In, BUC's songbook is the work of many people. It is a collection of 30 songs that have been joyfully offered by songwriters who are members of the Brunswick Uniting Church congregation. We acknowledge this gift first and foremost. The songs are now available for download on our website - Download Tune In [...]

By | 2017-10-14T08:33:36+00:00 October 14th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Olive Press for 15/10

Prayer Points Ministry Team Ecumenical Neighbours Assembly President ASWC CY&YA Committee Property Committee Mulling Hospitality Ministry Sanctuary Movement Indigenous Hospitality House UCA Assembly Creatures of the air For the Presbytery Sunshine UC Rev Ray Gormann Rev Penaia Te’o BUC News Out and About Group – You are invited to join us on [...]

By | 2017-10-12T11:21:13+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Psalm 19

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.” How do we speak truthfully of God? How do we respond to the invitation to listen for the truth of God with hearts as open for that truth as we [...]

By | 2017-10-08T06:11:58+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 8/10

Prayers of Adoration & Confession God of all creation when we look up into the endless blue of a clear spring morning and gaze at the fathomless stars in the deep night sky we are reminded of your glory and your boundless love. Christ our redeemer when we look around we see you reflected [...]

By | 2017-10-08T06:10:55+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Olive Press for 8/10

Prayer Points Ministry Team Culture of Safety program Moderator Stewart Lodge & residents Worship Committee Finance Committee YUCY & YUCY-OG Compassion Ministry D&E programs – Griefs Observed Synod of VicTas Creatures of the sea Presbytery Prayer Points Strathmore Rev Juliette Tautala’aso Sunbury Rev Stan Clarke BUC News Everyone is welcome to the next [...]

By | 2017-10-05T10:54:29+00:00 October 5th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities

In mid-August two members of our congregation attended a Victorian Government-led forum on LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities. It was a very productive conversation from several faith perspectives on how best to live our faith as whole communities, including our gender and sexuality diverse folk. Please read the forum's official Statement of Support for [...]

By | 2017-10-04T10:34:00+00:00 October 4th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments