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Culture of Safety program
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
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Compassion Ministry
D&E programs as they arise
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

BUC News

Samuel Wells visit
Rev Dr Samuel Wells is also visiting Brunswick UC on Thursday 8th August and the CTM on Saturday 10th August.  Sam is a preacher, writer and theologian. He spent seven years as Dean of Duke University Chapel in the US. He is currently priest at St Martin-in-the Fields, London, and visiting Professor of Christian Ethics at King’s College London. He has published 30 books exploring Christian ethics, social mission, liturgy and faith, and four collections of sermons. Find out more.

Olive Pesto
Next meet-up Saturday 10 August 10am-12pm. Meet-up to yarn and work with yarn in the warmth and camaraderie of the sunny warm BUC Youth Hall, behind the Brunswick Uniting Church. Enter from Merri Street driveway. Bring along completed items for the KOGO table and work on your current project. Advice and help is always available. More info.

Out and About  August activity
Join us on Friday 16 August to visit PMI (Prahran Mechanics Institute), 39 St Edmonds Road, Prahran. Arrive from 10.30 am. A Special History Showcase exhibiting a number of historical, family history and special interest societies from around Victoria. For transport options and further information contact Helen Rowe 0423 09 813

Let the earth speak
Save the dates – The BUC Arts committee together with the Justice & Mission committee is delighted to invite you to join us for a Visual Arts Exhibition and program of events at Brunswick UC, 27 September to 6 October 2018, 212 Sydney Rd Brunswick.  Find out more.

New cleaner and room bookings – Information for BUC Members, Committees and Groups
BUC engaged a new cleaning contractor commencing 1 July.  The cleaner carries out his duties on Mondays and Fridays during the day.  Any queries or concerns about cleaning may be directed to Shawn Whelan who is the liaison person. A reminder for any BUC group or individual wishing to use the rooms and spaces at BUC please make a booking through our Property Bookings Officer via email at

Volunteer required to re-stock morning tea catering supplies
Involves topping up basic pantry supplies from the Food Co-op. Can be done on 3rd Saturday of the month while Co-op is operating or on any Sunday by arrangement. Please contact Helen Rowe if you can assist and for further details. 0423 009 813

BUC News

With Love to the World – The Times they are a changing
Once upon a time, when you wanted to buy something you needed cash. Now there are only two places I regularly go that still require it.  One of those is the car park for the Nova Cinema,  and the other is my local Thai take-away shop.  I don’t even need cash for the parking meter anymore.
As a mark of this changed financial world, there  will now be ….
New ordering arrangements for With Love to the World subscribers.
Collecting cash, writing cheques and hand delivering booklets was normal once,  but it is no longer the best use of a volunteer’s time.  After the current edition, With Love to the World will revert to individual subscriptions.
If you are a current subscriber, the details  you need are on the back of the booklet or go to the website  to either download the form or order by phone.

Wider Church News

On the Edge
Facilitated by Graeme Garrett and Jan Morgan, these interactive workshops29th August, 12th & 26th September, will offer a contemplative space for exploration, meditation, silence and practicing attention in nature.  No cost. Bookings required.

Christian Meditation
Laurence Freeman, a Benedictine monk and the spiritual guide and Director of The World Community for Christian Meditation will be holding events at the National Conference of the World Community of Christian Meditation over the 11th-12th of October. There is also a special opportunity to for children and youth to participate.

Community News

Climate Action

We are challenged to take action on our own environmental footprint as well as taking social action to change how the world’s leaders address the climate emergency.

  • Moreland Strike Night – hosted by Stop Adani Moreland on Monday 19th August at 6 pm Brunswick Uniting Church. Come to this Climate Strike Night to hear how you can step up your action on climate change and supersize the #ClimateStrike on Friday 20th September.
  • GreenFaith ARRCC – next monthly meeting is Sunday 18th August at 5.30pm St Philip’s Anglican Church, 146 Hoddle Street, Collingwood.
  • Global Climate StrikeFriday 20th September. This is more than a Students Climate Strike. People from all walks of life who care about a safe climate future are being asked to strike from their usual work and join large gatherings in numerous locations around Australia. On the morning of the climate strike (prior to the big rally) an ARRCC multi-faith service will be held at 11am Wesley Uniting Church in Melbourne CBD.
  • The ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) is holding a National Conference on Faith in Action in Canberra from 8th to 10th November.