Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Moderator – Denise
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
YUCY & YUCY-OG
Compassion Ministry
BUC Arts
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space remains closed, however our worship service will be live-streamed from the worship space with pre-recorded segments.  It will be available on YouTube on 10/10. Join Ian for a chat after worship on Zoom.

Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator
In response to the recent Olive Way review a new role has been developed.  See Future Directions for details.  Applications are now called for the role of Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator.  Applications close on 31st October.  The three year position commences on 1st January 2022.  Please share this opportunity with your network.

Statement from the Heart – Study invitation
The BUC Walking Together with First and Second Peoples Group invites anyone interested to join us in a study guide of the Uluru Statement from the Heart.  We will present this study on the second Monday of each month at 7.30 pm, by zoom, starting on 11th October 2021.   Find out more.

Welcoming Ceremony
Our much delayed welcoming ceremony is moving online.  We usually offer two welcoming ceremonies each year.  These are an opportunity for people who have recently become part of our community name Brunswick Uniting Church as their spiritual home.  Lockdowns have prevented this from happening.  The worship committee has decided not to wait until it is possible to offer this ceremony in person.  Join us for a fun Welcoming Ceremony Zoom Chat after worship on 24th October.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 6-12/10

  • Towards Zero, Episode 2
  • Walking on Adnyamathanha Country, more
  • Liturgy of Acknowledgement & Lament, National Apology Anniversary
  • And more
  • JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR:
    • The Uniting Church in its commitment to act on the climate crisis and shape a better future for our planet.
    • The discernment of Uniting Church communities impacted by COVID-19 lockdowns that are beginning to consider ways they might gather in person again.
    • Members of the Northern Synod who are meeting in Darwin this week.

Climate Action News

Take Action For Climate This October
As the Season of Creation comes to a close and as the world anticipates the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), we are encouraging UCA congregations and members to add their voices to those calling for urgent action on the climate crisis.

The BUC CAG (Climate Action Group)
will meet by Zoom on Saturday 9th October to discuss reports briefly (15 minutes) and spend 45 minutes on a Digital Storm for Stop Adani. This time we will be targeting HSBC staff via text and WhatsApp (last month it was by email). Reports and an agenda will emailed prior. Meet on Zoom: Meeting ID: 946 0869 7869     Passcode: 676291

School Strike for Climate
All are encouraged to support this on Friday 15th October. https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/

Sounding the Alarm
After Worship on 17th October there will be a ‘Sounding of The Alarm bell-ringing.
Note: This will NOT be like the 11 March event due to COVID restrictions.
Participants will be limited to Ian, one bell-ringer, ‘Ringer Wrangler’ and a photographer at any one time.
More info on who is to be the ‘Ringer Wrangler’ will be available after 09 October.
Meanwhile, contact lindawannan@gmail.com to have your name scheduled as a bell-ringer.
Photographs from the service and the bell-ringing will be done on mobile phones and immediately posted on social media with hashtag #Faiths4Climate.
The ARRCC ‘Twitter Army’, literally scores of folk around Australia, will re-tweet these posts before 11:30am, to multiply the hashtag count necessary to get media attention.
Linda will be in the Twitter Army because she cannot be physically with us 17 Oct.
USE TWITTER? Join the ARRCC Twitter Army. Contact lindawannan@gmail.com
More information here

Student House Action
From 17th October onward till Federal Election: Ralph Eduardo and other students are organising Brunswick UC Student House Banners .
Again: COVID compliance is essential.
Photographs of individuals in front of the banners will be done on mobile phones early Sunday morning and early Monday morning, immediately posted on social media with hashtag #Faiths4Climate.
Again, the ARRCC ‘Twitter Army’, literally scores of folk around Australia, will re-tweet these posts before 11:30am, to multiply the hashtag count necessary to get media attention. USE TWITTER? Join the ARRCC Twitter Army. Contact lindawannan@gmail.com
More info here.