On 19th August we welcome Geoff Thompson as our preacher. Geoff is a member of our congregation and the Co-ordinator of Studies – Systematic Theology.
Can you help?
One of our community’s asylum seekers is looking for a few household items for his new room: kettle, towels etc, camping type induction stove, cooking pots etc. If you can help with donations or loans for any of these items, please let Meredith, 0403 717 714,or Tim Budge, 0412 051 574 know.
Student House Working Bee
It’s time for a Working Bee at the Student House. Everyone is invited to head on down to the Student Houses after worship on 19th August, from 11:30am-1pm. The focus of the working bee will be gardening and general cleaning up. Your rewards will be time spent working together and a delicious lunch at 1pm. Bring whatever tools you think will help with the work and please RSVP to Valentina Satvedi Leydon, our Interim Student House Support Worker, 0456 099 448 by 15th August to assist with catering for lunch.
Keeping Children Safe – You are invited to be part of a safe place!
Workshop No 2– Advanced Safe Church training will be offered for people who have completed the Basic Training in previous years.
This workshop will be held on Saturday 25th August at 1.30-4pm and will include scenarios and role plays facilitated by actors. There will also be an update on Synod and BUC processes. RSVP to Helen Rowe by 20th August, 0423 009 813.
Join the Pastoral Care Community Team for lunch at Café Marcella’s (a few doors up from the church) after worship on Sunday 26th August. Please let Saide, 0407 096 743, know if you are interested in attending.
Out of a sense of respect for the privacy of our members, adherents and visitors, Brunswick Uniting Church developed a policy regarding capture, storage and use of images (photography and video) at church worship, events and activities. This policy includes the requirement that all church members be asked to complete a form that would authorise the publication of images (photographs and videos) of them and/or their children or people in their care. If you have not yet had the opportunity to complete this form you can do so. Please sign and return the form directly to Saide Cameron or scan and return it by email, firstname.lastname@example.org
The September Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 2nd September. Please email notices, news, reports, contributions, photos etc to email@example.com Monday 27th August or sooner if possible.
Abi Benham-Bannon’s friend Moz, who is one of the political prisoners/refugees on PNG, has released a beautiful new song: The Birds, by Moz with Ruth Mundy. It’s about “separation and a longing for freedom”. He’s trying to spread word about his music and message. Please pick up a leaflet at worship or read the story here and scan the QR Code to access the song and story.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wider Church News
Beers & Hymns
Come along to Beer & Hymns, Sunday 19th August, 3:00-5:30pm at The Wesley Ann, 250 High St., North Melbourne. Bring along a copy of TiS or AHB.
Saturday, 25th August, 6-7pm: BBQ, 7-9pm: Concert; Coburg Uniting Church Hall, 19 Victoria St, Coburg
Featuring musical acts including the band, ‘The Winter Months’. If you’d like to play a song or offer something at this community event please contact Steph Gesling, email@example.com or 0422 059 818 or Rev Ronnie Rosinsky, 0425 803 862
Kildonan Uniting Care has told staff and volunteers at PepperTree Place, a community garden (and more) on the corner of Bell St. & Sydney Rd that the PepperTree will close in 6 weeks. A community campaign which has the support of Moreland Council is in place to find ways to keep the garden open. For more information visit PepperTree on Facebook or sign the petition here
We received a request to publicise this in an email sent via our website from local GP Jennifer Mok who is also a member of the Brunswick Baptist Multicultural Women’s Sewing Group.