Prayer Points

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

BUC News

Church Camp
Love in Truth & Action
– This year the Church Camp committee is very excited to welcome you back to our old stomping ground, Adekate Lodge, as part of the 2021 Brunswick Uniting Church Camp. Save the date for 23rd – 25th April to be part of a fun, relaxing, and affirming weekend in fellowship with our BUC community. Don’t miss out on this chance to meet new folks and catch up again with old friends over a meal, a bushwalk, or a good old fashioned sing-along. Keep an eye out for registration details to be sent out in the next week.
If you are keen to get involved, or have any questions about the event, please contact Courtney Rohde, / 0448 233 321.

Olive Pages
Our Directory of contact details and other information was emailed on Monday evening.  If you have not received the email or would like a printed copy please let Saide know,

On leave
Ian Ferguson and Dave Hall are on leave this week.  We welcome Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor, as our preacher and Joel Hallinan offering Children’s Time on Sunday 11th April.

Holy Week Olive Branch
A special edition of the Olive Branch focussing on Holy Week will be published on 11th April.

Christmas Bowl Appeal Donations
If you made a credit card donation to the Christmas Bowl last year using the envelopes provided at worship or in the Advent Packs please contact our Treasurer Shawn Whelan, 0418 613 898.

Community News

Free to a good home
Storage units
– Pick up Leicester St Carlton. A member of the Sophia’s Spring congregation, Kathy ph 0490 141 262, is hoping to give them away to someone.  Dimensions 2360 x 380 x 1000 mm shelves at top, drawers at bottom behind doors.  Must be gone by Sunday!

Climate Action News

Climate Action Group

The next meeting of the BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) will be online at 4:30pm on Saturday 10th April.  All are welcome to join this zoom meeting and support the Church Council with the implementation of the BUC Climate Action Plan.

People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria
In 2020 many of us contributed to the People’s Climate Strategy for Victoria. Friends of the Earth is launching the strategy at Trades Hall 54 Victoria Street in Carlton at 6.30pm on Earth Day – Thursday 22nd April. To purchase tickets to the launch book here.

Wider Church News

UC National News – 7-13 April 

  • Count down to the 16th Assembly, Dwelling in Love
  • Pray for Timor Leste and Indonesia, Donate to UnitingWorld’s emergency appeal
  • National Redress Scheme, Learning from survivors
  • Anaditj, by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion, review from Stuart McMillan
  • & Days of Solidarity – A celebration of global neighbours, 18-25 April
  • And more
    • The 16th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, the members of the Assembly, those involved in preparations, for the decisions that will be made and for the future of the Uniting Church.
    • People in Timor Leste and Indonesia devastated by flash floods and landslides and our church partners who have been badly affected.
    • All those people who suffered abuse in our church and for justice for survivors and their families, friends and communities.

Crosslight April 2021
Pick up a hard copy or check out the e-version here.

Community Wills Day
The Brunswick Salvation Army are offering a Wills Day on Thursday 22nd April.  For $70 (or $120 for a couple) you can make an appointment to have your Will arranged or updated by a volunteer solicitor (Simple Wills only).  For enquiries and bookings, please phone 1800 337 082 or 0417 155 691 or book online on  All proceeds will support the Salvos’ work in the Brunswick and surrounding community.