In our prayers
Linda Fisher’s Mum passed away on Monday 3rd May 2021. She was 93 years old. May she rest in peace.
Thank you for all your thoughts and good wishes from the congregation, Linda.
Signing in for worship
Physical sign in sheets will no longer be available at worship since sign in using the QR code became mandatory as of April 23. If you are unable to use the QR code one of our welcomers will be available to assist you with this important task.
Annual General Meeting & Election of Elders
Our AGM will be held after worship on Sunday 6th June. The agenda will include the presentation of the Olive Harvest (annual reports for 2020-2021) and the Election of Elders and Congregation Office Bearers. Details are available here. Nominations for elders are now open and will close on Sunday 23rd May. Nomination forms are available here. The Olive Harvest and agenda for the AGM will be available on Sunday 30th May.
We gather for worship for our morning service on Sunday 23rd May to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit. Wear your favourite red clothes.
Pentecost Sunday Ecumenical service
Later in the day we gather again with our ecumenical neighbours at 5pm at the Brunswick Baptist Church. The theme, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the church and the human family. Visit the Ecumenical Service event for more information.
INVITATION to New Study Group
Are you interested in joining a small group with others who wish to – delve into the Bible, read and discuss a book, follow up on the sermon topic, see how our social justice projects align with the teachings of Jesus, or? If this interests you, we are having an initial catch-up after worship on Sunday May 23rd in the Hall when we can discuss frequency and venue for the group. Any queries please contact Kirsty Brown 0410 510 305 or Helen Rowe 0423 009 813. This initiative is supported by the Discipleship and Education Committee.
BUC’s Walking Together Group is organising an opportunity to walk the Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Trail on Sunday May 23rd. We’ll meet at 11.30am at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in the Exhibition Gardens directly adjacent to the intersection of Gertrude and Nicholson Streets. (The tree is marked on Google Maps.) The official brochure and map for the walk (available here) says this: “Fitzroy not only became the largest Aboriginal community in Victoria, it also became the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne.” The full walk takes about two hours. If you’ve done this walk before or not, consider coming along and engage some of this important history. More details will be available in coming weeks. RSVP: Geoff Thompson: firstname.lastname@example.org
Preserves stall online
This is your opportunity to buy preserves to support FUNdraising for a hanging system for artwork in the Olive Way.
The BUC Arts committee will be curating installations of artworks in the Olive Way when the program returns to its wonderfully vibrant home space, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Check out the catalogue and email email@example.com with your order. You can collect directly from my house or after worship.