BUCJAM

About BUCJAM

The JAM committee has a broad mandate that could involve almost everything the church does, as ‘the church lives for and by mission’. We are excited by the opportunities of extending the mission work of the congregation and also joining ecumenically, where appropriate. But we are conscious of the need to keep the congregation involved and supportive, so that mission remains part of the life of the whole worshipping community.

Sydney Road Street Party 2020

The Justice & Mission committee together with the Climate Action group offered activities to engage people in reflecting on climate change.  It was a hot and windy day and people were less inclined to stop this year.  Even so we made an impact with some lovely contributions on the rainbow (in response to the [...]

By |2020-03-11T03:42:01+00:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl – Thank you

Your gifts and prayers will help mothers in Zimbabwe to become conservation farmers, so they can support their children and harvest hope after years of devastating drought.  For Sri Lankan refugees, your generosity means the chance to return home and build safe, peaceful futures after years of displacement and civil war.  By supporting the [...]

By |2020-01-07T01:49:05+00:00January 7th, 2020|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|0 Comments

Christmas Bowl – Advent 3

Finding joy in resilience Is it possible to be joyful when the natural disasters that batter your island home become more destructive with every year? Your Christmas Bowl gifts help the vulnerable people of Tonga to stay safe through worsening disasters. People like ‘Asena, who has found great joy in protecting her family and [...]

By |2020-01-07T01:49:42+00:00December 11th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl – Advent 2

God's love in action The prophet Isaiah told people who had lost their homeland and who had been through enormous suffering that they could live in peace again. His message resonates this Christmas Bowl, as we support Sri Lankan refugees to return home and build peaceful new lives after years of bloody civil war.  [...]

By |2020-01-07T01:50:15+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl – Advent 1

Harvesting hope in Zimbabwe  Hope is scarce for mothers like Nyevero, who couldn’t feed her family after losing her crops to Zimbabwe’s merciless drought. Most days, she and her husband, teenage son and two young daughters had just one thin bowl of porridge to survive on. Nyevero felt desperate as she watched her children get [...]

By |2019-11-30T05:23:40+00:00November 28th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , |0 Comments

Christmas Bowl

Sharing God's love through the Christmas Bowl It was 1949. Millions of refugees were starving in war-ravaged Europe. And as Frank looked at his heavily-laden Christmas dinner table, the contrast between our abundance in Australia and the needs of others around the world could not have been more stark.  As a Christian, he felt [...]

By |2019-11-30T05:23:17+00:00November 24th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , |0 Comments

Refugee Week 2019

During Refugee Week, 16th-23rd June, Brunswick Uniting Church was privileged to host the works of Naser, an artist in detention, supported by Melbourne Artists for Asylum Seekers, Migrant Mothers from the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre and Johnny Salameh, winner of the Judges Prize at the Sacred Edge Festival in Queenscliff for his installation 'Dictator'. On World [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:56:08+00:00June 26th, 2019|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, Taking Action|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Migrant Mothers

'Migrant Mothers:  Moreland' was a five month community art project for 50 migrant women in the City of Moreland.  The project provided several free scratch board art workshops run at community centres in order to create artworks as well as a collaborative zine for distribution to the local community.  The project encouraged social creativity [...]

By |2019-06-26T04:45:27+00:00June 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments