Supply Ministry Celebration
During worship on Sunday 17th May we will acknowledged and celebrate the three months of supply ministry offered by Valentina Satvedi-Leydon (Worship and Discipleship & Education) and Yoo Mi Park (Pastoral Care). Ian will be returning to our congregation on 19th May having concluded his supply ministry in East Gippsland. Welcome home Ian & Beth.
Connecting – to God, to others, to place
Church camp is a great opportunity to meet new friends, try something new, have fun – but most importantly – connect with each other! This year we are hosting a virtual camp to allow everyone to join from the comfort of their homes!
Tune in on 23rd of May, with official proceedings kicking off from 3pm, to be a part of a once-in-a-lifetime event!
Check the Connecting website post regularly.
A Community of Faces
Are you missing catching up with people on Sundays, seeing well loved or little known faces? It’s lovely to see people offering parts of the service from their homes but what about everyone else? The Community of Faces project is a fun way to help us all see each others faces. Send a photo of yourself or of each other in your household and email the photo(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you lighting a special candle for worship each Sunday? Or does the holder have a precious story? Share the story as part of the Candle Stories project. It will be lovely to share a story each week with the Worship email. Send a photo and your story to email@example.com.
Household of God project
In this time of physical isolation everyone is invited to contribute to the BUC’s Household of God Creative Arts project.
This project is an opportunity for people to offer a creative work in whatever medium you choose. There are two online spaces for these works to be shared and later when we can all meet again to host an exhibition and possibly a FUNdraising event. Check out Dave’s video and start being creative.
A request for support
Hi BUC folk, Dave Hall here, Pastor with Children, Youth, Young Adults and Families,
Kate and Tim DeLeon and their son Domenic have come to BUC a few times, as well as being regular attenders at North Essendon UC. I first met them five years ago, and Fran baptised Domenic.
Kate and Tim have asked for some help – through prayer, and maybe even a small donation if you wish – for a dear friend of theirs in the Philippines. He is a young man named Miguel who was diagnosed with neuroblasteoma last year. He is in hospital, and the doctors have advised the family they are unable to remove the tumor, and there is no chemotherapy option left. Miguel is determined to be cancer-free, and they are asking for prayer. The hospital system is not quite like it is in Australia. They are currently trying to raise funds (about $8,300 in total) to try to clear the medical costs.
If you feel prompted to respond to Miguel’s situation, you could contact Kate on 0413 590 766. She can deposit funds directly in to their account. Thanks, Dave
Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal
Brunswick Salvos is grateful for the support of BUC in partnering with us to provide lunches to Brunswick’s vulnerable people. Together we are making a real difference to those who need us most in the community. Every year in May the Salvation Army conducts its Red Shield Appeal. You may have seen us at Barkly Square or collecting at intersections on Sydney Road. This year we can’t do that, so we are attempting to collect donations online – a digital doorknock. We are asking people to support us in three ways: