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BUC News

Worship this week
The worship space remains closed, however our worship service will be live-streamed from the worship space with pre-recorded segments.  It will be available on YouTube on 17/10.

Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator
In response to the recent Olive Way review a new role has been developed.  See Future Directions for details.  Applications are now called for the role of Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator.  Applications close on 31st October.  The three year position commences on 1st January 2022.  Please share this opportunity with your network.

Welcoming Ceremony
Our much delayed welcoming ceremony is moving online.  We usually offer two welcoming ceremonies each year.  These are an opportunity for people who have recently become part of our community name Brunswick Uniting Church as their spiritual home.  Lockdowns have prevented this from happening.  The worship committee has decided not to wait until it is possible to offer this ceremony in person.  Join us for a fun Welcoming Ceremony Zoom Chat after worship on 24th October.

Emergence
Join us for a Visual Arts Exhibition and program of events from 5th-15th November.  Emergence will be offered in-person where possible and in a virtual format.  The Opening Night will be offered on Zoom.  Details for the Performance Evening will be confirmed closer to the date.  A reminder that submissions are required by 17th October and we’d love to hear from anyone who is available to volunteer to assist with a range of tasks to support the exhibition.

Wider Church News

Film Chat
If you enjoy talking about good, provocative or emotional films, come to Film Chat. We will watch films in our own time then gather on Zoom to talk about them with drinks and snacks if you so choose. The roster of films chats is attached along with details of where you might find them

UC National News, 13-19/10

  • The question of reopening, more
  • #Uniting4Climate, Take action this weekend
  • A gesture of welcome, more
  • Liturgy of Acknowledgement and Lament, Anniversary liturgy
  • Partnering fro double recovery from disaster and pandemic
  • JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR:
    • The people of Lebanon as they struggle with extended power blackouts, a failing economy and as they continue to support Syrian refugees who have arrived there. We also pray for the Lebanese community in Australia and UCA members who are supporting their families and communities in Lebanon.
    • Communities in Australia as they emerge from lockdown and churches as they discern ways to re-open their buildings.
    • The work of UnitingWorld and our church partners who are supporting communities facing disaster and the impact of COVID-19.

Climate Action News

Take Action For Climate This October
As the Season of Creation comes to a close and as the world anticipates the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference (COP26), we are encouraging UCA congregations and members to add their voices to those calling for urgent action on the climate crisis.

School Strike for Climate
All are encouraged to support this on Friday 15th October. https://www.schoolstrike4climate.com/

Sounding the Alarm
After Worship on 17th October there will be a ‘Sounding of The Alarm bell-ringing.
Note: This will NOT be like the 11 March event due to COVID restrictions.
Participants will be limited to Ian, one bell-ringer, ‘Ringer Wrangler’ and a photographer at any one time.
Contact James Clough on jclough@ieee.org to have your name scheduled as a bell-ringer.
Photographs from the service and the bell-ringing will be done on mobile phones and immediately posted on social media with hashtag #Faiths4Climate.
The ARRCC ‘Twitter Army’, literally scores of folk around Australia, will re-tweet these posts before 11:30am, to multiply the hashtag count necessary to get media attention.
Linda will be in the Twitter Army because she cannot be physically with us 17 Oct.
USE TWITTER? Join the ARRCC Twitter Army. Contact lindawannan@gmail.com
More information here

Student House Action
From 17th October onward till Federal Election: Ralph Eduardo and other students are organising Brunswick UC Student House Banners .
Again: COVID compliance is essential.
Photographs of individuals in front of the banners will be done on mobile phones early Sunday morning and early Monday morning, immediately posted on social media with hashtag #Faiths4Climate.
Again, the ARRCC ‘Twitter Army’, literally scores of folk around Australia, will re-tweet these posts before 11:30am, to multiply the hashtag count necessary to get media attention. USE TWITTER? Join the ARRCC Twitter Army. Contact lindawannan@gmail.com
More info here.

Send Linda your Photo on Landscape. NOW please
The Monday 18 October Faiths4Climate multi-faith action in front of Josh Frydenberg’s office has had to go ‘virtual’. Items which include a photo plus the banner for the day (examples below, you may need to click on the arrows to view the images) will be uploaded by Linda on FB and Twitter with certain hashtags, from 8am Monday.
To participate, please send a landscape photo of yourself or family, and if possible, holding your own little banner, to Linda by email on lindawannan@gmail.com
You will be sent a draft of the item to be posted. No names or affiliations will be posted. Questions? Contact LindaW.