Season of Creation
For the month of September we will be using the Laudato Si spiritual exercises as the basis of our worship.  Copies will be available at worship.  We will be focussing on Ecological Spirituality, find out more

Olive Way – Volunteers needed
The Olive Way is looking for more volunteers. We need people for Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help prepare food, serve and chat to our guests. Also, we are looking at using Foodbank for sourcing the food we provide and are looking for volunteers to go and pick up the food from Yarraville each week ready for our hot meal on a Tuesday.  A roster of a few people would be brilliant.  Contact Ruth Sandy, Olive Way Operations co-ordinator, 042 227 3490

Climate Action News
Read all about
:  Move Beyond Coal, Climate Futures Summit, Faiths 4 Climate Justice Australia, Contemplative Tuesdays

Food Co-op Open Day
Sunday 11 September after Worship
.  You are INVITED!

  • Stop by the Food Co-op Open Day in the Olive Way space.
  • Discover how easy it is to purchase your pantry staples and Eco-friendly bathroom and cleaning products through Food Co-op.
  • Hear about our plans for incorporation and development of the Co-op with the emphasis on democracy, food and climate justice.
  • During the Season of Creation why not make a household decision to reduce food packaging?
  • At Food Co-op we buy in bulk from mainly Australian sources, reducing both food miles and unnecessary packaging.
  • We’ll show you how to join up as a Member and when regular distribution days are held.
  • Enjoy a small snack for a gold coin donation!
    Note to current Members – this is not a regular distribution day.

Walking Together
At the meeting on 12th September Abi Benham-Bannon will be bringing along information about and hosting a discussion around the possibility of a constitutionally enshrined Indigenous Voice to Parliament.  All welcome – join the group on Zoom.

Cafe Conversation?
Geoff Boyce, newly welcomed into BUC, is offering to convene regular cafe conversation to provide space to share what is meaningful and hopeful in our lives. If you are interested, please see Geoff at morning tea, or contact him on 0413 153 616 to share your thoughts.

Flower Arranging workshop
Valmai Brunlow is offering three sessions to guide six people in the art of creating floral arrangements on the third Saturdays for the next three months.  Information and registration details here.

FUNdraising Event
We haven’t had the opportunity to host a major FUNdraising event for the last two years.  The Justice & Mission and FUNdraising committees are looking forward to a Big 0 Birthday & Anniversary celebration on 19th November.  Please note the change of date – we realised that 26th November is Election Day.  Check out all the ways you can help to make the evening a wonderful event.  Contact Saide to get involved, 0407 096 743.

First Nations Solidarity Group
Join the the Forum after worship on 2nd October to Explore a Statement of Commitment with the Wurundjeri Council

Forum – Compassionate Resettlement for Refugees
You are invited to join this forum on Compassionate Resettlement for Refugees.  THIS Saturday 10 September 2-3.15pm AEST.
Attend in-person at St Paul’s Cathedral, Melbourne,  or view the livestream

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Community page for you to explore.  Brunswick Uniting Church is a ‘community of communities’ that has a place for everyone. Each person can join the groups or activities that suit them, contributing in their own unique way to BUC, and to God’s mission within and beyond the church. Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to


Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
 of small works provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of my life. Exhibition from 5th July – 25th November at the Ascot Vale Library.

Natural/unnatural, the beauty in the discarded
Simone Alesich’s exhibition
 reflects on the items that we so casually create and discard, recreating them in a form that is beautiful and reflects the natural environment.  Exhibition from 8th July – 27th November at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre.

Featuring:  President Sharon Hollis elected to WCC Central Committee, Season of Creation W2, A prophetic witness in a world of schisms, Call for Papers – Truth Telling, The wisdom of older people and more

Featuring:  Advisory panel members sought, Bible and multiculturalism, Pastoral education, Arts assistance and more

Featuring:  Learn to Listen Well, Mental Health Week, A gospel for all ages, Growing up Uniting, A little church having a big impact and more …