Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Committee
Culture of Safety program
Stewart Lodge & residents
Worship Committee
Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
D&E programs
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

BUC News

Join us for a Singalong in the worship space on 12th August from 1-3pm with afternoon tea.  If you have any favourite songs or songs you want to learn please contact Natalie Sims, 0457 054 807.

Can you help?
One of our community’s asylum seekers is looking for a few household items for his new room:  kettle, towels etc, camping type induction stove, cooking pots etc.  If you can help with donations or loans for any of these items, please let Meredith, 0403 717 714,or Tim Budge, 0412 051 574 know.

Ian on leave
Ian Ferguson 
will be on leave from Monday 6th – Monday 20th August.  If you require pastoral care during this time or become aware of anyone in need of care please contact a member of the Pastoral Care Compassion Team:  Glenice Cook, Gwen Arnold, Leanne Salau.
During this time we will welcome Carlynne Nunn as our preacher on 12th August and Geoff Thompson on 19th August.
Carlynne is a member of our congregation and a candidate for the ministry.  Geoff is also a member of our congregation and the Co-ordinator of Studies – Systematic Theology.

Out and About August activity
Friday 17th August. 
Meet at the Hunter’s home at 10.30am, 11 Fitzgibbon Avenue, West Brunswick. Colin will share his creative hobby focused on all things wood – the tools, techniques, properties of wood and examples of objects he has created.  Wear not-so-good clothes as the demo will be dusty. Lunch to follow – please bring a plate of finger food for a light lunch.  All enquiries to Helen Rowe 0423 009 813

Keeping Children Safe – You are invited to be part of a safe place!
Workshop No 1 – A Safe Church Awareness workshop  will be offered on Saturday 11th August at 1.30-4.15 pm.  This Workshop is for all who have never attended Basic Training including all leaders and volunteers in Children and Youth activities and all Appointed leaders at BUC.  Anyone who is interested may also attend.  The trainer is Rev Tony Duncan.
Workshop No 2– Advanced Safe Church training will be offered for people who have completed the Basic Training in previous years.
This workshop will be held on Saturday 25th Augusat 1.30-4pm and will include scenarios and role plays facilitated by actors.  There will also be an update on Synod and BUC processes.
RSVP to Helen Rowe by 1st August, 0423 009 813.

BUC News

The Birds
Abi Benham-Bannon’s friend Moz, who is one of the political prisoners/refugees on PNG, has released a beautiful new song:  The Birds, by Moz with Ruth Mundy.  It’s about “separation and a longing for freedom”. He’s trying to spread word about his music and message.  Please pick up a leaflet at worship or read the story here and scan the QR Code to access the song and story.

Student House Working Bee
It’s time for a Working Bee at the Student House.  Everyone is invited to head on down to the Student Houses after worship on 19th August, from 11:30am-1pm.  The focus of the working bee will be gardening and general cleaning up.  Your rewards will be time spent working together and a delicious lunch at 1pm.  Bring whatever tools you think will help with the work and please RSVP to Valentina Satvedi Leydon, our Interim Student House Support Worker, 0456 099 448 by 15th August to assist with catering for lunch.

Deepening Faith 2018
Faith Reflection and Bible Study
on Thursday evenings in September.  You are invited to come together for a meal and a time of faith reflection and bible study. A chance to explore and deepen, learn and grow, reenergise and recommit in your faith.   If you are considering baptism or confirmation this is a good jumping off place, but all are welcome no matter the stage of your faith.  Thursdays 6, 13, 20, 27 September, 7:00pm for soup and bread. At the Manse, 60 Blyth St, Brunswick.
Questions and/or RSVP

Wider Church News

Beers & Hymns
Come along to Beer & Hymns, Sunday 19th August, 3:00-5:30pm at The Wesley Ann, 250 High St., North Melbourne.  Bring along a copy of TiS or AHB.

Community News

PepperTree Place
Kildonan Uniting Care has told staff and volunteers at PepperTree Place, a community garden (and more) on the corner of Bell St. & Sydney Rd that the PepperTree will close in 6 weeks.  A community campaign which has the support of Moreland Council is in place to find ways to keep the garden open.  For more information visit PepperTree on Facebook  or sign the petition here
We received a request to publicise this in an email sent via our website from local GP Jennifer Mok who is also a member of the Brunswick Baptist Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group.