The Olive Way is a drop-in centre through which we offer hospitality to the wider Brunswick community. It is open to all Tuesday – Thursday, 10 am-1:30 pm. Come in for a cuppa, toasted sandwiches, conversation or a quiet corner to read the newspaper and surf the web on our computers. On Wednesdays we serve a cooked lunch. Various activities are offered to enhance people’s wellbeing at other times including an art program (Wednesdays), poetry writing (Thursdays) dancing and music lessons. Find out more.
The Olive Arts Collective is a grass roots initiative and a collaborative group comprised of people who love to create visual art in all its forms. Our key objectives are to provide a place of safety, acceptance and hospitality and we believe that this creates an environment for creativity to be nurtured and developed. Participation, creative exploration, empowerment, compassion, diversity and respect for each other underpins this space and the artworks are the creative expressions of these key values. Our aim is to encourage the emergence of this creativity.
Sunday Morning Program
During the Sunday Morning Program (SMP) our young people engage with stories of faith, exploring them through games, songs, prayers and art making activities.
Our approach is invitational and relational: We ask wondering questions together, inspired by the practice of Godly Play.
Three SMP groups operate on Sundays during term times– Prep-2, Grades 3-6, Years 7-10. A wonderful group of people offer their time as teachers and assistants.
Everyone rejoins the rest of the congregation at morning tea.
Youth Group – for Years 7 – 10 Secondary School, fondly known as YUCY (Youth of the Uniting Church Yay!), meets fortnightly during term time, mostly on a Friday night 7.30 – 9.30pm, with occasional forays to Laser Tag, Bounce or the Zoo. Youth Group is led by Young Adults from the congregation who are fabulous! All leaders and assistants have Working With Children Checks. On Sunday mornings during term time there is a Secondary aged group who gather for a program of discussion, chat, interviews and sometimes video making.
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