December 2019 & January 2020 roster
If you have ever thought about joining the rosters that support the work of worship now is the time. A number of the regular roster participants will be on leave and/or have other commitments over these two months. Please consider offering to participate, particularly if you want to learn how to operate the sound system and laptop or offer to bring flowers. Here is the current roster to give you an idea of all the possibilities. If you are a regular participant please respond to the email sent out earlier this week.
Advent & Christmas choir
If you love to sing, love to sing in a choir and love to sing during Advent and Christmas this is your opportunity. Contact Elaine Potter, 0434 671 109, to join the choir. You can participate as much as you are able, ie you don’t have to be able to sing at every event. Rehearsal dates will be set soon.
Exploring faith / confirmation sessions:
For those aged 15 to 22, Ian is offering some excellent pizza nights, exploring the Christian faith, asking the big questions and getting a clearer understanding of Christ Emmanuel – God with us. It may lead you to consider confirmation. 6:30pm on Thursday 21st November, 28 November and December 5 at the Manse: 60 Blyth St, Brunswick. Contact Ian directly: firstname.lastname@example.org
LGBTIQ Solidarity Service
A time of worship on Sunday 24th November to celebrate the diverse expressions of gender and sexuality in our congregation, and in particular to stand in solidarity with our LGBTIQ members. More details here. This is a normal Sunday morning service to which everyone is welcome. Some of our LGBTIQ identifying members will participate through poetry, song and reflection.
Congregational Meeting and Lunch
Everyone is invited to stay on after worship for our Congregational Meeting & Lunch on Sunday 24th November. The agenda will include the Election of Elders and a presentation of a resolution from the BUC Climate Action Group. An agenda together with profiles of the nominees for the position of Elder will be distributed on Sunday 17th November. Lunch will be provided following the meeting. Offers of fruit platters are very welcome along with assistance for setting up and packing up. Please email email@example.com if you are available to do so.
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 1st and 8th 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
December Olive Branch
Please email your contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org for the December Olive Branch by Monday 25th November ready for publication on Sunday 1st December. Please note there will not be an Olive Branch in January.