Season of Creation
For the month of September we will be using the Laudato Si spiritual exercises as the basis of our worship.  Copies will be available at worship.  We will be focussing on Ecological Spirituality, find out more

Queen’s College Chapel Service
Rev. Carlynne Nunn will be the guest preacher at the Chapel service on Sunday 18th September.  Carlynne is a former member of our congregation and will be preaching for us on 23rd October.

Climate Action News
Read about:  Brunswick Churches CAG preparations for COP27, Move Beyond Coal, Climate Futures Summit, Faiths for Climate Justice, Contemplative Tuesdays, BUC CAG

October & November roster
The worship rosters for the next two months are being prepared.  Please contact Saide, saide.cameron@bigpond.com, if you would like to get involved or find out more.  Here’s the current roster to give you an idea of what is possible.  If you are are regular participant please respond to the email sent on 14th September.

Olive Way – Volunteers needed
The Olive Way is looking for more volunteers. We need people for Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help prepare food, serve and chat to our guests. Also, we are looking at using Foodbank for sourcing the food we provide and are looking for volunteers to go and pick up the food from Yarraville each week ready for our hot meal on a Tuesday.  A roster of a few people would be brilliant.  Contact Ruth Sandy, Olive Way Operations co-ordinator, 042 227 3490

Cafe Conversation?
Geoff Boyce, newly welcomed into BUC, is offering to convene regular cafe conversation to provide space to share what is meaningful and hopeful in our lives. If you are interested, please see Geoff at morning tea, or contact him on 0413 153 616 to share your thoughts.

FUNdraising Event
We haven’t had the opportunity to host a major FUNdraising event for the last two years.  The Justice & Mission and FUNdraising committees are looking forward to a Big 0 Birthday & Anniversary celebration on 19th November.  Please note the change of date – we realised that 26th November is Election Day.  Check out all the ways you can help to make the evening a wonderful event.  Contact Saide to get involved, 0407 096 743.

First Nations Solidarity Group
Join the the Forum after worship on 2nd October to Explore a Statement of Commitment with the Wurundjeri Council

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Members AreaResources & Reports page. You will need to have set up a log-in to access the page.  Here you will find a collection of reports (presented alphabetically, not chronologically) that provide the opportunity to learn more about the mission and ministry activities of our congregation over the years.   Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.

Exhibitions

Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
 of small works provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of my life. Exhibition from 5th July – 25th November at the Ascot Vale Library.

Natural/unnatural, the beauty in the discarded
Simone Alesich’s exhibition
 reflects on the items that we so casually create and discard, recreating them in a form that is beautiful and reflects the natural environment.  Exhibition from 8th July – 27th November at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre.

Featuring:  The history that guides our future, WCC Assembly wrap, SoC week 3, PIEN Series week 4, and more …

Featuring:  Advisory panel members sought, Bible and multiculturalism, Pastoral education, Arts assistance and more

Featuring:  Love live church, the church as a place of refuge, climate action, connecting through a community garden ….