Do you have a story of faith to share
… in which you have turned to God in some way?
It doesn’t have to be a big moment, or a fully formed story, just something where you experienced a turning point.
As part of our focus for Lent this year, we are wanting to share stories with one another about these moments during worship.
Contact Cath to find out more.

Lenten studies 2024
Looking at the work of Rowan Williams, Meeting God in Mark.  Starting 20th February and throughout Lent. Tuesdays,  7.30 – 9.00.  Peter and Kath Williams place, 44 Collier Crescent, Brunswick.

Gaza Ceasefire Pilgrimage on Ash Wednesday
This Lent, a global movement is walking in prayerful solidarity with the the people of Gaza.  Wednesday 14th February, 6:30am, Epping Railway Station, Melbourne.  Facebook details here.

Vote for Rise Belle
Rissa, a member of our congregation and Olive Way, has an artwork on display for the Midsumma & Australia Post Awards 2024 at the No Vacancy Gallery at the QV Building in Melbourne. She is bumping out on Monday so there is still time to get down and view hers and the other finalists/winners artworks.  She would love your vote for the People’s Choice Award

From the Together Yes team
Many at BUC will remember the work the Together, Yes folk did regarding last year’s Referendum for a Voice to Parliament.   They sent this email today which includes a beautiful link to honour Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG, a Yankunytjatjara woman and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander senior leader; together with other follow up information following the failed Referendum.’

A tale of two Inductions
Read the stories about Ian Ferguson’s Induction at Glen Waverly UC and Annie Brophy & Kyle Moffat’s Ordination and Induction as Ministers into the Parish of Ocean Grove/ Barwon Heads.

Church Council Retreat
Everyone is invited to join the Church Council for a theological discussion and reflection on the wider trends and issues facing the church and community and how this shapes our mission – Saturday 17th February.

Donuts and Discussion
… will start again for those in secondary school and upper primary.
Third Sunday of the month during worship at Juanita Peaches.  Next discussion will be Sunday 18th February.

Sydney Road Street Party
The Food Co-op is hosting our participation in this fabulous annual event on Sunday 3rd March.  Find out how you can get involved.

Planning for Holy Week
Join the worship committee for a planning conversation as we prepare for Holy Week – Wednesday 7th March.

Olive Pages
The Olive Pages, our collection of names, phone numbers, emails and addresses will be updated in the coming weeks and published privately early March.   If you are new to the congregation or have changed any of your details please send Saide an email.  Please only provide details that you are comfortable to share.

Climate Action News

Two items:  Let’s Refocus on Climate Action at BUC and Outcomes of COP28

FeaturingMeet Sheffield Uniting Church, Uniting in Prayer 2024, Vale Dr. Lowitja O’Donoghue, Around the Uniting Church, and so much more.

FeaturingJim’s community work recognised, Lent resources, Old Testament course, President to offer Voice reflection, positions available and lots more.

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