Olive Press for 10/12

Olive Press for 10/12

BUC News

Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stall After worship on Sunday 10th December you are all invited to enjoy buying Christmas gifts for family & friends from the Bake, Craft & Preserves stall. The stall also features a collection of 10 Christmas Cards created using Ann Soo and Mel Drury’s Advent & Christmas artwork. They are absolutely stunning. Check out this preview of items available. You are also invited to make an offer for Cathy Lim’s framed artwork from the Creativity Exhibition.

Join us for Carols at the Manse on Sunday 10th December, 7:00pm. Sing carols, listen to and share stories, enjoy supper, support the Christmas Bowl. Any questions, contact Saide, 0407 096 743.

Our Blue Christmas service will be offered on Wednesday 13th December, 7:30pm. This is a quiet service of reflection & meditation for people who want a space to grieve, remember loved ones who have died, look back over a difficult year, seek peace in troubled times or simply take some time away from the busyness of this particular time of the year. The service includes a celebration of Holy Communion.

Join in the fun of singing Christmas Carols on the steps facing Sydney Rd after worship on the third Sunday of Advent, 17th December. We make a joyful sound and have fun singing all our favourite carols all while attracting the admiring attention of passersby.

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Join us for Stewart Lodge Carols, 85 Stewart St. Brunswick on Tuesday 19th December at 6:30pm to sing carols and then share in the joy and fun of gift giving and supper. (Bring a plate of supper to share.)

The Olive Way will close for the year on Wednesday 20th December with the annual Christmas Lunch. All hands on deck will be needed to help out with setting up, shopping for supplies, helping out Pete and Hannah in the kitchen on the Monday (18th), serving, cleaning, and packing up at the end.  Please let Peter Blair know if you are able to help out, and for how long, (0431193810) or peteblair75@gmail.com.

Wider Church News

Richmond Uniting Church invites you to come along to Beers & Carols at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 17th December.

Christmas Bowl Story

Advent 2, Prepare the Way – Help returning refugees rebuild their lives – $1,600 can cover the costs of material to help refugees build transitional shelters as they rebuild their lives in Sri Lanka.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Culture of Safety program
Moderator
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
YUCY & YUCY-OG
Compassion Ministry
D&E Committee
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

Presbytery Prayer Points
Assembly
Synod
Centre for Theology & Ministry Placements
Pastor Stuart McMillan (Assembly President)
Dr Geoff Thompson (CTM)
Dr John Flett (CTM),
and all the Staff of the CTM
Rev. David Withers (Synod)

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