Have you followed up on your Mission Appeal pledge yet?

Many people have already increased their regular giving, or have made one-off donations into the relevant BUC account. If you haven’t yet done so, and are able to, please do! Of course, if you need time to make the necessary arrangements that’s totally fine. Here are the details again:

Regular offerings: set up a recurring payment to our ANZ bank account.
BSB: BSB: 013 236
Account: 868 7863

Current Mission Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115732208

Joan Gilchrist Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115722043

As always, feel free to ask me about any of this, or anything else to do with BUC’s finances.

Shawn Whelan, Treasurer

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, EOI for CoPower Board

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

Outrageously Original October Lunches & Dinners
Everyone is invited to enjoy the hospitality of a lunch or dinner over four weekends in October.  Complete the host survey or guest survey as appropriate.

Deepening Faith – A deep dive into Christian faith
Join us Tuesday 4th October at 7pm (further dates to be planned). We’ll meet at the manse (Ian’s home) 60 Blyth St, Brunswick.
A light meal will be provided (soup and pastries – let Ian know if you have any dietary requirements). Please RSVP for catering purposes iferguson@icloud.com  Find out more 

Blessing the Animals
After two years of on-line blessings we are delighted to be offering an in-person/animal blessing during worship on Sunday 9th October.  Please bring your well-behaved pets or a photo so that they may be blessed.  We will also remember the many other non-human creatures that inhabit our planet and lament the loss of bio-diversity and the ever-present threat of extinction.

Spring Back into Joy
Join in the fun of a Big Day Out for the whole congregation at Queenscliff on Saturday 12th November.  Complete the survey to get involved.

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.  Complete the survey to get involved.

Active Hope in times of change and crisis
Are you taking action for transformative change in how we live and relate to our world? Perhaps you are overwhelmed or exhausted when confronted by the various crises we are facing? Gembrook Retreat is offering a workshop on Saturday 22nd October which will provide spiritual practices to help us support each other in maintaining an active hope.  This workshop is based on the Work That Reconnects which was created by the eco-philosopher, Joanna Macy.  Find out more.

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Get Involved page.   This page features on the welcome page and offers three levels for getting involved:  Just come along, All welcome – call for details, Make a commitment.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.


There’s a place for everyone
Phil Kreveld’s exhibition explores memory, the human condition, political history, and identity. Opening Night:  Wednesday 26 October 6-8 pm and Artist talk Friday 28 October 1 PM.  Exhibition runs from 27th October – 20th November at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery

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:  Living as an Intercultural Church web page, Towards Zero final episode, Season of Creation concludes, Celebrating the wisdom of Older Persons, Celebrating 110 years of Frontier Services, President’s message from Bali and more

Featuring:  Conference to explore advocacy, website training, Synod Intercultural Forum AGM, Advent unleashed, Celebrating the elderly and more…

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