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BUC News

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stalls
Our congregation is a long time supporter of this appeal and one of the big ways we do this is through our FUNraising stalls after worship on Sunday 15th December.  Find out more:

  • See the event post for information about the projects we will be supporting
  • For information about what will be on offer find out more here
  • To contribute to the Christmas craft component of the stall, contact Glenice, 0414 319 649

Stewart Lodge Carols
Come along and join in the fun of singing Christmas Carols at Stewart Lodge (a supported residential service located at 85 Stewart St. Brunswick) on Wednesday 18th December.  We have had a long relationship with the former managers and a number of the residents over the years.  The new managers are delighted to be continuing this tradition.  Come along and sing through the little red book from 6:30pm.  Celebrate with the residents as they receive their gift from us.  Then stay on for a light supper.  Please bring something delicious and nutritious to share.

Thank you to everyone who wrote on Christmas cards for the residents of Stewart Lodge and a special thank you to Leanne, Ann, Marilyn, Theo and Miranda from the Olive Arts Collective who provided the images for the cards.
Thank you also for the donations to the fund to buy the gift cards that we put into the Christmas cards.  After much discussion we purchased gift cards from Savers as the gift for the residents.  The manager was so delighted with our proposal to buy cards she also offered the residents a 20% off voucher to be used during January.  And finally Jane Allardice has 64 $5 off vouchers to anyone who wants one.  Please see Jane after worship on Sunday.

Carols for Compassion
Join Love Makes A Way to sing for compassion this Christmas season!  We will be singing carols at key points in the Melbourne CBD, calling for just and humane policies for people seeking asylum.
When: 4:30-6pm, Friday 20th December
Where: Meeting at Federation Square, to sing at various points in the CBD
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Wider Church News

Christmas events from our Ecumenical Partners

  • Carols & Jazz at Christ Church, Saturday 17th December, 6pm.  All are welcome.
  • A Family Carol Service, featuring the musical talents of Cantabile Choir, Sunday 22nd December at 6pm. Christ Church Brunswick

Advent & Christmas worship at BUC

Advent 4 – Love
During worship on Sunday 22nd December

  • celebrate the baptism of Arwin, second son of Alireza & Sahar Talebi
  • farewell Daniel Broadstock as he heads off to England soon after Christmas for a 12 month teaching position in London
  • enjoy the items offered by the Advent & Christmas choir, directed by Elaine Potter

After worship we will enjoy

Christmas services

Olive Way Dates

  • Friday 13th December — Christmas lunch party (open from 10am, seating at 12pm)
  • Tuesday 17th December — Open
  • Wednesday 18th December — Open (no lunch, toasties available)
  • Thursday 19th December — Open
  • Olive Way reopens 14th January!!!

Climate Action News

BUC Climate Action Group
The next meeting will be after worship on Sunday 5th January at 11.15am to help facilitate promotion and coordination of ideas for developing a climate action plan following the recent declaration by the congregation of a Climate Crisis. For more information please contact Richard on or mobile 0407796429. Members of the congregation of all ages are welcome.

National Climate Emergency Summit
On the 14-15th February 2020, Melbourne will host the National Climate Emergency Summit as part of Sustainable Living Festival’s month-long Festival. This summit aims to amplify the current social and political momentum for urgent action – highlighted by over 1200 formal climate emergency declarations throughout the world. Early Bird Registeration now available. Go beyond the declarations and be part of shaping Australia’s climate emergency transition.