We offered a service of solidarity with our LGBTIQ identifying members.  This week’s link takes you to a post about this service.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

BUC News

BIUC Christmas Celebration
Everyone is welcome to join this special service on Sunday 1st December, 5pm till late.  The theme for the service is:  ‘Knowing the humble Saviour transforms life’.  A delicious feast is offered after the service.

Cradled in the Arms of Love
Everyone is invited to the launch of ‘Cradled in the Arms of Love:  the Incredible Journey of the Universe’, on Sunday 8th December, 1:30 in the BUC Hall.  Details here.

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stalls
Our congregation is a long time supporter of this appeal and one of the big ways we do this is through our FUNraising stalls after worship on Sunday 8th and 15th December.  Find out more:

  • See the event post for information about the projects we will be supporting
  • For information about what will be on offer find out more here
  • To contribute to the Christmas craft component of the stall, contact Glenice, 0414 319 649

Cradled in the Arms of Love
Everyone is invited to the launch of ‘Cradled in the Arms of Love:  the Incredible Journey of the Universe’, by Richard Arnold and Ann Soo, on Sunday 8th December, 1:30 in the BUC Hall.

Carols for Compassion
Join Love Makes A Way to sing for compassion this Christmas season!  We will be singing carols at key points in the Melbourne CBD, calling for just and humane policies for people seeking asylum.
When: 4:30-6pm, Friday 20th December
Where: Meeting at Federation Square, to sing at various points in the CBD
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Enjoy Painting with Graeme Galloway
In a short four-week painting group, Graeme (experienced professional painter and art mentor) will show you a simple fundamental way to approach painting . This group is for six people and the focus is on enjoyment and no experience is required!  Find out more.

Community News

Tudor Choristers Sing Nowell! 2019
Friday 13th December
,  7.30pm at Brunswick Uniting Church.  Directed by Dr Kathleeen McGuire.  Guest Artists: Whitehorse Brass directed by Broden Ford.  More information and details here.

Art for the heart
Art for the Heart 2020 is open for registration. Creative pieces of any form and medium are welcome as always and the exhibition will be held again this year at The Meat Market Stables exhibition space. Please see the attached flyers for all the information you may need.
To register please go to:  https://tobinbrothers.com.au/art-for-the-heart/

Climate Action News

Melbourne – #ThisIsClimateChange Solidarity Sit-Down
This event is hosted by School Strike 4 Climate on Friday 29th November 2.30-4pm at Parliament of Victoria, Spring Street.

Community Direct Action Training
FLAC (Front Line Action on Coal) which is opposed to Adani’s proposed Carmichael mine in the Galilee Basin in Queensland is holding a FREE Non-Violent Direct Action Training day on Saturday 30th November 10am-5pm. More details here.

Counihan Gallery 233 Sydney Rd – Craft activities for children
Inspired by Beci Orpin’s new book “Take Heart, Take Action” – Create your own message for the world with the help of Beci’s crafty guidance. at the Counihan Gallery on Saturday 30th November 11am-12noon, for ages 5+, all materials will be provided. This is a FREE event, but bookings are appreciated.

BUC Climate Action Group
The next meeting will be after worship on Sunday 1st December at 11.15am in the youth hall to discuss developing a climate action plan following the recent declaration by the congregation of a Climate Crisis. For more information please contact Richard on richarn50@gmail.com or mobile 0407796429. Members of the congregation of all ages are welcome.

Melbourne – Carols Against Coal
Come and let engineering firm GHD know that people of faith don’t want them to work with Adani Australia. What better way than to sing Carols against Coal?  This event is hosted by ARRCC outside the offices of GHD at 180 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia on Friday 6th December 12.15-1.15pm.

Olive Pesto News

THIS Saturday 30th November 10am-12 noonSecond Extra Advent Olive Pesto, BUC YOUTH HALL 2 Merri Street, Brunswick
Making Tendrils, Flowers and Fruit for Advent Installation
Amelia Ware, who designed the installation, may come see us just before midday.

THIS Saturday 30th November 2:30pm-4:30pmMulti-Cultural Women’s Sewing Group Fabric and Haberdashery Sale behind the Brunswick Baptist.  Several us will be going. Look out for the BUNTING!

THIS Sunday 1st December 9:30 -10:30am : Come see the ‘Advent One’ installation at BUC, 212-214 Sydney Road, BEFORE your tendrils flowers and fruit are added.

Saturday 7th December 10am – 12 noon.Third Extra Advent Olive PestoMaking Tendrils, Flowers and Fruit for Advent Installation

We look forward to seeing you at any or all of these fun, friendly craft events, where all materials and instructions are provided. Along with tea, coffee and snacks.