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 [...]
A reflection on Matthew 25:31-46, the parable of the Sheep and the Goats. Matthew doesn't always say what we want him to say in his gospel. How do we deal with the harsh note of judgement in this passage which stands alongside its profound expression of merciful, compassionate and inclusive faith? [...]
A reflection on Judges chapter 4. Who are Deborah and Jael? What is the nature of their heroic feats? And can their violent and disturbing story speak to us of God's love now?
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 – [...]
A reflection on the meaning of the Protestant Reformation.
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 [...]
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