Ministry Stories

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 |2019-12-05T10:24:00+00:00December 5th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Uncategorized|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

Richard celebrates 65 years

On Sunday 10th November Rev. (Deac) Jeanne Beale* presented Rev. Richard Collard with a certificate celebrating 65 years of ordination.  Responding to this Richard shared a story about his first placement in the Mallee.  He had two manses situated 68 miles apart.  He lived in one manse 9 days at a time and 5 [...]

By |2019-11-10T06:20:55+00:00November 10th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Student House: Rooms Available

Brunswick Uniting Church currently has a couple of vacancies in our Student House Program. For over 20 years we have supported tertiary students from outside Melbourne in their move to Melbourne for study. We have two houses, side-by-side, with 5 rooms in each. It's an intentional, supported community connected to Brunswick Uniting Church. Find [...]

By |2019-06-21T05:55:09+00:00June 21st, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Celebration of Ministry, part 2

During worship on 2nd June we celebrated the ministries of Valentina Satvedi-Leydon and Janet Hogan as our Interim Student House and Youth Support workers. Ian began by acknowledging that they will be staying on with us but changing their relationship with the congregation as they hand their roles on to Dave Hall, Children & [...]

By |2019-06-18T22:21:36+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|0 Comments

Celebration of Ministry

During worship at Church Camp, 26th May, we celebrated Janet Watson Kruse’s ministry as our Interim Children & Families worker.  Janet commenced in this role on Sunday 13th May 2018.  Over the past two weeks she has provided handover to recently our commissioned Children & Families, Youth & Young Adult Pastor, Dave Hall.  Worship  at [...]

By |2019-05-30T22:50:55+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments

Carlynne’s Ordination

The ordination of Carlynne Nunn, held at Brunswick UC, on Saturday 16th March was a joyous celebration.  Welcoming everyone to the service Ian ensured that every person knew that there was a place for them in their support of Carlynne.   Carlynne candidated from our congregation and began her training in 2016.  She was [...]

By |2019-04-07T22:52:39+00:00April 7th, 2019|Categories: Ministry Stories|Tags: , |0 Comments