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Time of Lament, Confession & Commitment

Introduction Today (Sunday 11th March 2018, Lent 4), following the recently released final report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse, we have been asked by the Assembly of the Uniting Church to express our deep concern for the victims of sexual abuse. In faith, we lament institutionalised sexual abuse [...]

Christmas Eve Meditation

Christmas Eve Meditation Our meditation - offered on Christmas Eve 2017. We gather before the throne, in the fields and by the manger. Written by Saide Cameron and Ian Ferguson Offered by Saide and Ian with Julie & Peter McKinnon The recording begins with the congregation singing 'Infant Holy'. The meditation in four voices [...]

By | 2017-12-28T05:19:16+00:00 December 28th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Olive Way Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch Another year is done and dusted at Olive Way. And, as usual, we go out with a bang. The annual Christmas feast was held on Wednesday to mark the end of the year, and to wish all our guests a merry Christmas. We had around 120 people this year packed into the [...]

By | 2018-01-24T10:53:22+00:00 December 23rd, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Way Happenings, Our Stories|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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 | 2018-01-24T10:54:12+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|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

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

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