Olive Press 16/9

Olive Press 16/9

BUC News

Welcoming Ceremony
During worship on 16th September we will offer a Welcoming Ceremony.  This will be an opportunity for people who are new to the congregation to name Brunswick UC as their spiritual home.  Contact Ian Ferguson if you want to find out more, 438 547 842.

Out and About
September activity – Friday 21st September
.  Meet up at 10.30am at the Koori Heritage Trust in Federation Square. View the “BlakDesign” exhibition. Then walk across Fed Square to the NGV Australia gallery to continue the Aboriginal theme at the “Colony” exhibition.  There’s also some Brett Whitley if you have the time. Lunch at Flora’s optional. Further information Helen Rowe  0423009813.

World Week for Peace FUNdraising Stall
You are invited to contribute to the FUNdraising stall after worship on Sunday 23rd September to support the work of the World Council of Churches.  Make your favourite cake/slice/biscuits and write a story about why it’s your favourite.  Response form here.

More than Cut & Paste 
A new Collage Workshop will be starting at the Youth Hall at the Brunswick Uniting Church. There will be five sessions, in which some of the background of this technique which led other artists to connect to their society in social, political and aesthetic ways will be considered.  The first session is on Sunday 30th September, 11am-1:30pm.

Worship rosters
The October & November rosters will be prepared over the next couple of weeks.  If you would like to get involved in supporting the ‘work of worship’ either up front or behind the scenes please email saide.cameron@bigpond.com for more information.

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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 iferguson@icloud.com

Death in October
Death in October is a four week series being offered on Thursdays in Octoberby the Discipleship & Education Committee.

  • Death over Dinner – Bring and share a meal on Thursday 4th October, 7pm in the Olive Way
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Forum – Q&A with an expert on the Victorian legislation, a theologian and a pastoral educator on Thursday 11th October, 7:30pm in the Church.
  • Advanced Care Planning Workshop – You decide who decides – be open, be ready, be heard – guidance in preparing an advanced care plan on Thursday 18th October, 7:30pm in the Olive Way
  • Grief & Loss – An experiential session to reflect on your losses – a safe and loving place to just be on Thursday 25th October, 7pm in the Church.

Wider Church News

Know your soil
A workshop for seniors on Wednesday 10th October, 10am-12noon, at the Simply Living Community Garden, offered by the Port Melbourne Uniting Church

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Committee
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President
ASWC
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Mulling
Hospitality Ministry
Sanctuary Movement
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

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