Have you followed up on your Mission Appeal pledge yet?

Many people have already increased their regular giving, or have made one-off donations into the relevant BUC account. If you haven’t yet done so, and are able to, please do! Of course, if you need time to make the necessary arrangements that’s totally fine. Here are the details again:

Regular offerings: set up a recurring payment to our ANZ bank account.
BSB: BSB: 013 236
Account: 868 7863

Current Mission Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115732208

Joan Gilchrist Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115722043

As always, feel free to ask me about any of this, or anything else to do with BUC’s finances.

Shawn Whelan, Treasurer

Outrageously Original October Lunches & Dinners – UPDATE
Thank you to everyone who has offered to be a host or a guest.  We have hosts available only on these dates:  23rd October, 29th October, 30th October.  Please email saide.cameron@bigpond.com to indicate your interest.

Got a Minute? Learn some First Nations Stuff
Look out for this new series from the Walking Together Group.  This week featuring: Up skill your Wurundjeri knowledge.

Ian on leave
Ian will be on leave from 22nd October-7th November.  We will welcome Carlynne Nunn – 23/10, Kirsten Parris – 30/10 and Brad Coath – 6/11 as our preachers.  Janet Reus-Smit will preside over Holy Communion on 6/11.

Climate Action News
Read about:  Active Hope in times of change and crisis (a workshop), Brunswick Churches CAG preparations for COP27 (quiet reflection sessions), Contemplative Tuesdays, EOI for CoPower Board

Deepening Faith – A deep dive into Christian faith
We are meeting for one more Tuesday evening 18 October discussing things like:  What is faith? Who is God? Sin and salvation, huh?
7pm @ the Manse (60 Blyth St, Brunswick) beginning with a meal.  Contact Ian if you would like to come (0438547842, iferguson@icloud.com )

Brunswick Residents Network 2022 Election Forum
Come along to meet, greet and quiz the candidates bidding for election at our regular and popular pre-election event. Candidates for Brunswick are invited to speak on key areas like planning, infrastructure and traffic on Thursday 20th October, 6:30pm at Brunswick UC.  More information here (scroll down)

Spring Back into Joy
Join in the fun of a Big Day Out for the whole congregation at Queenscliff on Saturday 12th November.  Complete the survey to get involved.

Victorian Interfaith Networks Festival
The Festival is a celebration of cultural and faith diversity, bringing together people from all walks of life, and providing a great networking opportunity.  In 2022, the event will be hosted by the City of Boroondara and the Boroondara Interfaith Network, and held on Sunday 13th November @ the Hawthorn Arts Centre.  This year’s theme will focus on issues affecting young people.

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.  Complete the survey to get involved.

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Tower Room Window page. The Tower Room Window is used in a variety of ways during the year including celebrating liturgical seasons, marking important events (for example, the Yes campaign, Time for a home, Refugee Week, NAIDOC Week, World Wide Knit in Public Day and more) and showcasing the work of our artists and other community groups.  The Climate Action Group have provided the current installation.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.


There’s a place for everyone
Phil Kreveld’s exhibition explores memory, the human condition, political history, and identity. Opening Night:  Wednesday 26 October 6-8 pm and Artist talk Friday 28 October 1 PM.  Exhibition runs from 27th October – 20th November at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery

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:  Who is our neighbour; Mission, fellowship & hospitality at FNC 2022; A dance between disability and spirituality; NYALC 2023;  R&R episode 4; Liturgy of Acknowledgement & Lament and more …

Featuring:  October Crosslight; Refresh, recharge, renew; Pastoral education; Website training; Christmas Cards and more…

Featuring:  Love live church, the church as a place of refuge, climate action, connecting through a community garden ….