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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

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

Olive Press for 12/11

Prayer Points Ministry Team Culture of Safety program Moderator Stewart Lodge & residents Worship Committee Finance Committee YUCY & YUCY-OG Compassion Ministry SSG - Basis of Union study Synod of VicTas Creatures of the sea Presbytery Prayer Points Presbytery Officers Chair person – Rev Bruce Watson Secretary – [...]

By | 2017-11-09T18:04:29+00:00 November 9th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

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 [...]

By | 2017-11-03T03:54:18+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Olive Press|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Smashing Idols

What are the idols that get between us and God? And if we smash those idols with the hammer of active prayerful faith, letting go of the easy answers, false hopes, and brittle certainties of idolatry, what are we left with? A reflection on Exodus 32  

By | 2017-10-17T06:21:16+00:00 October 17th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments

Psalm 19

“May the words of my mouth and the meditations of our hearts be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, our strength and our redeemer.” How do we speak truthfully of God? How do we respond to the invitation to listen for the truth of God with hearts as open for that truth as we [...]

By | 2017-10-08T06:11:58+00:00 October 8th, 2017|Categories: Sermon|Tags: , , , |0 Comments