Lenten FUNdraising Stalls
Be ready to buy up big at the stalls after worship on Sundays 7th & 14th April. On offer: craft, baked goods and preserves. If you have something you want to contribute please bring it along on the day. If you have any questions call Glenice, 0414 319 649, or Saide, 0407 096 743. The fun continues after Easter with Helen Burnham’s now famous Pop-Up Shop Op for three-four weeks from 28th April.
Table Church is back
Everyone is welcome to the home of Tim & Meredith Budge, 7 Curtain St., North Carlton, 6pm, to share a simple meal and liturgy to start the week. Contact Tim, 0412051574.
Nourish is Back!
We’re delighted to announce that there will be a special session for children (mainly primary school aged) on both Wednesdays of the school holidays. The first session with Julie and Ian was beautiful. Janet Watson Kruse and Ann Soo will guide the 17th – the day before Maundy Thursday.
JOIN THE PALM SUNDAY Walk for Justice for Refugees
Join with people from community groups, faith groups, unions, and political organisations on Palm Sunday to stand up for refugees on Sunday 14th April for a ‘Fair and Welcoming Society’ and to ‘Close Manus & Nauru, Bring Them Here’. More information on the Facebook Event page.
Our congregation gathers on the corner of Swanston and LaTrobe Sts. at 1:30 and/or travel in together by tram from the church at 1:00pm. Look for our BUC and Welcome Banners. Meet up with Andrea Alvis and Abi Benham-Bannon either at the church after worship or in the city.
Hot Cross Buns & Soup Lunch
After worship on Good Friday, 19th April, we gather to spend time together enjoying home made hot cross buns and beautiful soups (thank you Ray and Alistair). Everyone is welcome to the home of Adrian & Anita, 11 Hellers St. Brunswick from noon. BYO drinks and chairs.
Listening Skills workshop
A one day practical workshop with Rev Andy Calder, Monday 29th April, 9:30-2:30 at BUC. Please express your interest in this workshop to Richard Arnold (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Peter Blair (email@example.com) who will forward you a registration form.
It’s official – Peter Blair and Dave Hall will be commissioned as our Olive Way and Children Youth & Young Adult Pastors on Sunday 5th May, 1:00pm followed by afternoon tea. The service will be presided over by Rev. Sani Vaeluaga.
Irish poet and theologian Pádraig Ó Tuama will launch Julie Perrin’s collection of 60 stories Tender, stories that lean into kindness. BUC folk are invited. Do SAVE THE DATE: Saturday May 11th @ 2pm in the church hall. All welcome.
It’s only 6 weeks until our annual Church Camp. Save the dates 24th-26th May. Even more importantly join the planning committee features: minimal meetings, communication by email, task allocation and delegation. Contact Camp Coordinator Anthony Hinds, 0478 692 607, to join.