Olive Way

The Olive Way is a drop-in centre through which we offer hospitality to the wider Brunswick community.

The Olive Way is a place of welcome for all who want to use it. We first opened our doors in 2007 responding to a vision and desire to open our doors and offer hospitality beyond Sunday mornings.

The Olive Way is open from 10am to 1pm on Tuesdays & Wednesdays – Tuesday (hot lunch will be served at 12:30pm) and Wednesday  (light refreshments are offered).   We are looking for volunteers to come and help prepare our Tuesday hot meals

Find out more.

BUC Arts

BUC Arts is the ‘home’ base for all the amazing ways the arts is expressed and embedded in the fabric of our worship, our faith expressions and community at Brunswick Uniting Church.

Mission Statement
We aim to service the church in all areas: worship, faith, community and social action. This we do under the guidance of the Holy Spirit who leads us to transformation and healing. Our mission is to be welcome to all where we celebrate and allow space for the exploration of artistic desire. In all that we do we both affirm our diversity, and endeavour to provide a sensitive and safe environment.

Proposals
We welcome ideas and proposals that invite and encourage creativity within and beyond our congregation.  If you have an idea or proposal please read and start filling in the proposal document to help us support and shape your project.

Olive Arts

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.

The Olive Arts Collective returned to the Youth Hall from Wednesday 3rd February, 10am-noon.  See Olive Arts Collective returns for the details.

Student House Program

The Student House program provides a place to live for tertiary students moving from the country to the city. They are supported to live in community together and to actively participate in the life of a church community as they undertake their studies.

Contact Dave Hall, 0417 310 128, for more information.

Sunday Morning Program

The Sunday Morning program is back onsite post COVID.  We are offering two groups in the Big Hall: one for the Primary school aged children – Kinder to Grade 6 and one for the Secondary school-aged youth – Year 7 to 9 or 10. This is more discussion-based, sometimes using video clips, drawing on the themes being explored in church that week.  See Growing in Faith for more information.

YUCY

YUCY is the name of BUC’s Youth Group. It’s designed for those in Years 7 to 10. Grade 6’ers can join in Term 4 each year…(!).  It’s on about once a fortnight during Term time, usually on a Friday night.  For YUCY, the focus is on the fun, on the social. Interested? Contact Dave on 0417 310 128.  See Growing in Faith for more information.

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Olive Pips

Olive Pips is BUC’s occasional playgroup for the little-uns (pre-schoolers). We meet about once every 6 weeks, usually on a Saturday morning in the sun-filled space at the entrance of the church. Covid-permitting, we bring a few snacks to share, have some decent coffee, and give your small children a good range of activities.  See Growing in Faith for more information.