This is a selection of items from Olive Press.
Prayers of Adoration & Confession
God our creator, you are
the maker and lover of all things.
You created the planet that is our home.
You created everything on her and within her.
You called us into being and said
that everything was beautiful
And you told us to take care of things,
to rest and love all that you have made.
Jesus our Saviour, you are
the beloved one, human like us.
You told us stories about God
so that we could learn about love.
You reached out to people who were sad
and sick and healed them with love.
You told people when they were wrong
and tried to make them listen.
And you called us to follow you
and love people into your Kingdom.
Holy Spirit, Breath of life,
you are the lover of our souls.
You help us to pray when we have
no words and all we can do is groan.
You lighten our footsteps and
helps us to dance.
You show us how to love people
even when it seems hard.
And you breathe joy into our lives
and remind us that God is love. Amen
Creator God, Beloved Son,
Breath of Life and power we are sorry.
Sometimes things happen in our world
and our lives that are really difficult.
Sometimes we get so sad
that we don’t know what to do
And sometimes we get angry
and feel helpless.
Help us to be strong, to be loving and kind
and to be ready to follow you. Amen
Saide Cameron, offered for worship, 11/6
with Daniel Clough and Hoth MacDowall
The Brunswick Uniting Cycle Club is set to put wheels to the road again. Come along to worship on Sunday 18th June ready for a pleasant 2 hours (approximately) bike ride after morning tea. Route to be decided by the group on the day.
Please let Colin Hunter know if you are interested, ph. 0407 522 587.
SHARE Winter Appeal – 3 great offers, make a tax deductible donation to participate!
- During worship you will have the opportunity to put in a bid on a bicycle won by Courtney Rodhe as part of the MS Ride in March. Final (and highest) bid gets to take the bike away and make the donation.
- Six course international meal with mystery wine tasting hosted by Ray & Saide Cameron for the first six people to donate $50 per head. Two spots already taken, date to be negotiated.
- A Surf Coast Art Trail weekend away (12-13/8) for 2-3 people (donation to be negotiated) with Linda Wannan & Jamie Thom. Pick up from your home, art mooching along the way with morning tea at Bowside Cafe Bellbrae, stay at Airey’s Inlet, worship at AI UC, more art mooching on the way home.
Contact Saide, 0407 096 743 for more information.
- Uniting in Song, 25/6
- Term 2 Nourish
- News from Julie
- Deepening Faith in July
- Compost volunteers needed
News from Julie – Friends, As was announced on Sunday 4th June, my time of discernment in May has lead me to the decision to step aside from my role as Children’s and Family worker at BUC.
Many of you will know that this has been work that is dear to my heart and began when I was asked to research the report that became ‘Pathways to the River’ in 2013.
I could not have asked for a more inspiring group of people to work for and with. My heartfelt thanks to the CYYA committee and the Ministry Team.
I will be finishing up in July and look forward to finding ways to continue participating in the life of the congregation. I will be in conversation with Ian about ways to do this without occupying the space the new incumbent of the role will need to take up.
Wider Church News
Share Unites – This time called life was meant to Share. A new chapter in Share’s story. In July Share will join Uniting, the new community services arm of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. We believe this is a bold step which will strengthen the Church’s community service work for decades to come. Thanks to your support we have much to be proud of, and our work is not yet done. With your help, we will continue to provide hope for those who have nowhere else to turn.
As part of the upcoming Uniting in Song festival the choirs of Wesley Church will be combining to help lead the singing. Anyone who would like to take part in this role would be most welcome to join in. A separate practice will be held on Thursday 22nd June at 7pm at Wesley Church for 90 minutes in which all the hymns and songs will be thoroughly rehearsed. If you have any interest please call the Wesley Church Music Director Geoff Urquhart on 0437 871 412, or simply turn up on the night at Wesley.