Worship this week
Worship will be in person and via live stream as usual. However due to the changes to restrictions you do not need to book to attend worship. Please continue to wear a mask and book in when you arrive.
Join us for worship at 9.30am, Sunday 11th July as we celebrate NAIDOC week.
Forum with Peter Khalil
We will be hosting a forum with Peter Khalil to allow him to hear from faith communities in his electorate on Thursday 15th July, 7:00-8:45pm. The format of the evening allows for targeted discussion on three important issues – Climate Crisis, First Nations-Walking Together and Asylum Seekers. Two speakers will present a story and question per topic to which Peter will respond.
We have invited the Climate Action Group, Walking Together Group, Love Makes a Way and our ecumenical neighbours to contribute questions from which 6 will be chosen for the evening. The remaining questions will be prioritised in the general question time.
See the An evening with Peter Khalil event for booking details.
During worship on 18th July we will be offering a welcoming ceremony. We usually do this twice a year but didn’t have the opportunity to do so during 2020. So this service will be for anyone who has become part of our community in the last 18 months or so to to name Brunswick UC as their faith community.
Please contact Ian, 0438 547 842, if you would like to participate or find out more.
If you have a Direct Offering arrangement with U Ethical (formerly UCA Funds), please read this important notice.
If you have set up a regular direct giving arrangement directly from your bank account (typically using Online Banking), you don’t need to do anything.
Before online banking existed, many of us set up “Direct Debit” arrangements with UCA Funds (now called U Ethical). U Ethical takes the money from our individual bank accounts as per our instructions, and once a month, transfers all such offerings to BUC’s account.
On 31 July, this service will end. It’s an important cost saving for U Ethical, which will be passed on to the Synod via increased grants. If you don’t do anything, BUC will stop receiving your offerings after July.
What you need to do:
You need to set up a new direct giving arrangement, or “recurring payment”, directly from your bank account to BUC’s. Some banks will let you do this yourself using online banking (from your computer or smartphone app). Otherwise, ask your branch staff for help to set it up. The account details you need for BUC are:
BUC account number: 8687863
If you need additional information or assistance, please contact Shawn Whelan (0418 613 898).