Monthly Archives: November 2017

Crisis on Manus

What is happening? (Please note this contains distressing content and reference to physical and psychological violence) As you probably know, the situation for the refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island has become increasingly critical over the last few weeks. For three weeks hundreds of men remained in the closed detention compound without sufficient [...]

By | 2017-11-30T21:32:00+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Olive Press for 3/12

BUC News At the Congregational Meeting on Sunday 26th November the following people were elected as Elders and members of our Church Council: James Balsille, Daniel Broadstock, Kate Scull, Claire Foley, Linda Wannan, Shawn Whelan, Gwen Arnold, Helen Rowe, Behzad Farhangi. Steph Gesling was elected as our second Presbytery Representative. LAST CALL  Out and About [...]

By | 2017-11-30T10:33:51+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Sunday Prayers 26/11

Prayers of Adoration & Confession Loving Creator God, you made us in your image and claim us as your own, holding us with steadfast love. You shape our lives with abundant beauty and bless us with gifts beyond our ability to comprehend. Again and again you call us from the hard places reminding us [...]

By | 2017-11-26T09:05:09+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Sunday Prayers|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Basis of Union

The Basis of Union - What is it?  Why should we care? On Thursday 16th November (for the final instalment of the third Spiritual Survival Guide, offered by our Discipleship & Education Committee) Geoff Thompson reminded us of the importance of the Basis of Union as the foundation document of the Uniting Church. We read [...]

By | 2017-11-26T08:52:47+00:00 November 26th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Position Available

Brunswick Uniting Church is looking for a Children and Families Pastor (lay or ordained) to join our ministry team. The successful candidate will have experience in ministering with children, young teenagers, and their families. The role, 19 hours per week, will focus on the theological nourishment of our younger members through direct leadership, volunteer [...]

By | 2017-11-17T02:03:03+00:00 November 17th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Ministry Stories, Olive Press|0 Comments

Olive Press for 19/11

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 Presbytery Prayer Points Pentland Hills, Baccus Marsh, Portarlington-St. Leonards Rev Ian Pearse Rev Temukisa Amituania’i-Vaeluaga BUC News for 19th [...]

By | 2017-11-16T11:26:28+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hitchhiking and Pastoral Care

Reflections on the ministries of Hospitality, Compassion and Community Building. The Brunswick Uniting Church has a threefold vision for Pastoral Care. We believe that a pastorally sensitive community provides safe places to explore, question, and doubt, [it] provides a theology of journey rather than arrival (Pastoral Care vision document 2014 p.7). This reflection explores what this might [...]

By | 2017-11-15T04:06:20+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments