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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

Finding grace amid difference of marriage equality opinion

I once held a school chaplaincy position where I nearly got sacked in my first week on the job. I was employed by the Council for Christian Education in Schools (now known as ACCESS Ministries). In the lead up to my appointment there was some disquiet. Read more ... By Julie Perrin, Melbourne writer, oral [...]

By | 2017-10-04T20:28:38+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Celebrating 10 years of Olive Way

Olive Way Reflection On a draft program for tonight I noticed this segment being described as a speech. But I would rather it be titled a reflection. A reflection about how an active Church taking a risk in God's name can have an impact both on a community, in this case Brunswick and surrounding [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:01:51+00:00 September 5th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Events, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Peace felt

Creating a Peace Felt A group of ten gathered to create a peace felt for International Day of Peace for the twenty first of September. Our peace felt will be exchanged with our peace felt partner somewhere in the world. What a beautiful symbol of unity in the commitment to living more peacefully in [...]

By | 2017-09-09T08:50:59+00:00 August 29th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Creating ..., Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Memories of Joan

In Loving Memory of Rev. Joan Gilchrist 8/9/1932-21/8/2017 Eulogy, offered by Glenice Cook Joan was a loved member of this congregation during the years of her retirement, first at South West Brunswick and then at Sydney Road. From the moment Joan joined our community she was anxious to fully participate in the life of [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:02:20+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, People|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Uniting in Song

Uniting in Song (on Sunday 25th June) was a wonderful way to celebrate the UCA 40th Anniversary, bringing together the Brunswick and Wesley congregations with our quite different liturgical and musical expressions into one seamless event.   We enjoyed singing a wonderfully diverse selection of 25 songs to the glory of God and very [...]