Riding the Waves – Episode 7
Our sixth story features Helen Rowe.
Coming out of Lockdown at BUC
Are you wondering what the latest changes to COVID restrictions mean for Brunswick Uniting? There is much to consider before we can safely re-open our buildings including restrictions on the number of people who can gather. The Church Council COVID Reference Group monitors all government advice as it is issued and we are working with Synod to implement appropriate safeguards. By taking a cautious approach within the guidelines the aim is ensure the health and safety of everyone. Leaders of programs and groups are developing their COVIDSafe plans but for the foreseeable future groups using Zoom and other virtual options to stay connected will continue in this way. We will keep you informed about the timing of any activities recommencing at the BUC Sydney Road site. There are also some limitations for small groups and Committees that normally meet in homes. Our Pastoral Care Team is available if you are seeking personal support at this time. Contact Rev Ian Ferguson 0438 547 842 or Gwen Arnold 0413 047 938
Please contact Helen Rowe if there are any questions about this message. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 0423 009 813
Pastoral Care Review 2020 – Gathering up Stories
It is 5 years since we introduced our new model and structures for Pastoral Care in our church (Vision Document). Now we are undertaking a review to celebrate what we have achieved in that time and to consider what we have learnt and might want to do differently as a result. Please read An Introduction to Pastoral Care as background reading for the review.
The review will be supported and resourced by Anne Mallaby, Baptist minister and recently retired academic dean of Whitley College where she lectured in pastoral studies and ministry formation. Anne will work with a small team from within the congregation including Ian, Gwen Arnold and Jane Allardice. We look forward to hearing your stories and experiences over the next couple of months.
Calling all photographers
The worship committee would love to hear from anyone who loves taking photos and wants to offer their work for use as Title Slides during worship. Please contact Ian Ferguson, 0438 547 842 or Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743.
Christmas Bowl catalogue
As with most other activities our big Act for Peace Christmas Bowl FUNdraising stalls are being offered online. An online catalogue will be available from Sunday 1st November for a limited time only. Choose from biscuits, preserves, cakes and puddings, gingerbread houses, Christmas craft, home made gifts and an Art Silent Auction. Pick up or delivery 12th-13th December or by arrangement. Contact Saide, 0407 096 743, for more information.