Are you wondering what the latest changes to COVID restrictions mean for Brunswick Uniting?

May 2022

Continuing to protect the vulnerable during worship
We continue to wear masks during worship to protect everyone and especially the vulnerable among us as COVID cases continue to circulate in the community.  Morning Tea is provided after worship.  Food is served and all servers and providers hand sanitise regularly.

Positive cases
Thank you to those who have advised us of positive COVID results after attending worship.  We will continue to send out emails advising of these notifications and individually contact anyone who has been close to the affected person.  If you do become positive with COVID soon after attending worship and are comfortable to share this information anonymously with the congregation please contact Ian.

Providing care
The Pastoral Care Compassion team is available to provide support while you are isolation, contact Ian – 0438 547 842, Glenice – ‭0414 319 649‬, Gwen – 0413 047 938‬.

Groups
Thank you to the groups who have been seeking advice to support in-person gatherings.  An email will be sent to group leaders soon.  If you have any questions contact Helen – ‭0423 009 813‬.

April 2022

Holy Communion
We celebrate Holy Communion on the first Sunday of the month.  Worshippers are invited to stand in a circle around the whole worship space maintaining social distance as necessary and where possible.  Masks are removed to receive the elements and put back on as soon as is practical. Servers will keep their masks on and hand sanitize in preparation for serving.

Protecting the vulnerable during worship
We continue to wear masks during worship to protect the vulnerable among us.  Morning Tea is provided after worship.  Food is served and all servers and providers hand sanitise regularly.

Caring for our community
We are aware that many of our members have contracted COVID and have been or are in isolation.  Please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Compassion team if you require any support – Ian Ferguson, 0438 547 842, Glenice Cook, ‭0414 319 649‬, Gwen Arnold, ‭0413 047 938‬.

January 2022

Pastoral Letter – NEW 12/1
The COVID Reference Group is once again working to ensure that our community remains as safe as we possibly can be as case numbers continue to rise due to the Omicron variant.
Last week a decision was made to pause offering morning tea after worship for the rest of January.  This decision will be reviewed at the end of the month.
We have received advice from Synod this week which affirms our decisions and provide information about close contacts and isolation.
Please visit the Pastoral Letter post or read the letter here for information about all of the above together with our worship rosters.

COVID update – Morning Tea – NEW 6/1
In response to rising numbers the BUC COVID working group and Pastoral Care committee have decided to pause offering morning tea during January.  We do this out of an abundance of caution and strong desire to protect our community.  You are welcome to stay on after worship to chat whilst continuing to wear masks and maintaining social distance.  It is especially lovely to do this out in the open when the weather permits.  Please Helen Rowe, 0423 009 813, or Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 if you have any questions or concerns.

2021 Archived information

2020 Archived information