Olive Press for 5/11

Olive Press for 5/11

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Carlynne – MoW candidate
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

Presbytery Prayer Points
Pilgrim Yarraville
Rev Rachel Kronberger

BUC News for 5th November

What does creativity mean to you?
Join us for the Performing Arts Night on 3rd November, 6:30-8:30pm.  Refreshments provided.  Our arts exhibition closes on 5th November  at Brunswick Uniting Church.  Explore visual arts and performance and have the opportunity to respond in your own way.

FINAL CALL – You are invited to attend participate in the fun of Notoriously Nourishing November Dinners to be held over the weekend of 10th, 11th & 12th November. Friday & Saturday will be dinner events, and Sunday will be a more family friendly luncheon.  Details here.

Spiritual Survival Guide – The Basis of Union What is it? Should we care?  The answer YES. Come and find out why on Thursday 16th November at BUC, 7:30 pm, with Geoff Thompson. Details here.

A Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday 26th November. The meeting will include the election of Elders and will be followed by a Congregational Lunch. Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 for more information.

Nominations for Elders – Nominations are now called for Elders of our Church Council.  Ideally our Church Council is made up of 10 Elders providing leadership and oversight of the ministry and mission of our congregation through our committee structure. We have had ongoing vacancies in the last couple of years.

  • Steph Gesling is continuing as an Elder.
  • Daniel Broadstock, Shawn Whelan, Kate Scull, Linda Wannan are all re-nominating.
  • Ann Soo and Ray Cameron are concluding after 2 and 5 years respectively on Council.

To be eligible for the role of Elder you must be a confirmed member of the Uniting Church or a confirmed member-in-association, ie confirmed in another denomination.  Formal details about Church Council are provided here.  Chat to one of the people named above if you want to learn more about their experiences.  Nomination forms are available here must be provided to Saide Cameron by 12th November at the latest.

Christian Meditation at Brunswick
There are a number of opportunities to be involved in Christian Meditation in Brunswick.  There are weekly meetings at 29 MacFarland Street Brunswick each Wednesday at 8am and 5.30pm (meetings go for 30 minutes). These will be every Wednesday until 13th December, except 29th November.
There is one more Sunday meditation time, meeting at the church at 8.15am: Sunday 10th December.
New meditators are welcome and teaching is provided.  For more information contact Richard on 0407 796 429

BUC News

Join the Advent &/or Pageant choirs – This is always a wonderful opportunity to sing beautiful music together. Rehearsals will be organized at a mutually agreeable time once we know who is interested and available. Contact Elaine Potter for more information, 0434 671 109.

Our second Welcoming Ceremony for this year will be offered during worship on Sunday 12th November.  This is a an opportunity people who are new to the congregation an invitation to share their story and publicly express their desire to be part of this community and say that it is their spiritual home for now.  Details here.

Save the date!  Stewart lodge Christmas Carols and Gift presentation night
Tuesday 19th December between 6.30 and 8.00 pm at Stewart Lodge 85 Stewart Street Brunswick
You can participate by:

  • Coming along and singing carols on the night
  • Helping with the packing of the bags on Sunday 10 December at 11.30 am
  • Helping prepare and share supper before the presentation of gifts

We also invite you to make a cash donation toward the 70 gift bags (each valued at $30) which we will give to each of the residents.
Commencing on Sunday 12th November please place your money in the special retiring offering box at church after worship or give it to Richard Arnold. People can also make internet transfers to our bank account, as long as they put “Stewart” or “SLodge” in the description field. Our bank account is ANZ Brunswick branch BSB 013236 account 008687863. For further information contact Richard Arnold on 0407 796 429 or email richarn50@gmail.com

 

Wider Church News

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria invite you to a ‘Time for Remembering‘ on Sunday 19th November, 11:45am, Queens Hall, Parliament House. Details here

Come along to the Veteran Arts & Photographic Exhibition at Armadale UC, on 10th November. Details here.

Participate in a Celtic Pilgrimage as part of the Beechworth Celtic Festival, Friday 10th – 12th November. Details here.

St. Kilda UC is hosting a visit with Robin Mann, contemporary song writer, on 25th & 26th November. Details here.

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