Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal
Each week a link to a video for one of the projects being supported by the appeal will be provided. Please take the time to watch these videos, to learn about the important work being done by our partner churches around the world.
Christmas Bowl of Remembrance
In 1949 Rev Frank Byatt placed a bowl on the table – listen here, read here
Vanuatu: Bringing hope in times of disaster
When your home and livelihood are destroyed, how do you find the strength to start over? – listen here, read here
Election of Elders
Congratulations to newly elected Elders: Karlien Kok, Amelia Ware, Kimberly Fraser and to Daniel Broadstock re-elected as an Elder. The election was held at our Congregational Meeting after worship on 18th November.
Focus Group fundraiser
Tim Winkler (a member of our congregation, and producer of the delightful SMP video shown during worship last Sunday) is running focus groups to understand the views of people who might one day move to country Victoria. The project will donate $30 per participant to BUC for up to 20 participants, with groups to be run on Sunday 2nd December after worship, or Monday 3rd December or Wednesday 4th December – depending on the availability of participants. The group will last just an hour and information will be used to work out how to provide better information to people wanting to move to country Victoria in future. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
This FUNdraising opportunity has been endorsed by the FUNdraising Team – it sounds like a very easy low stress way of raising money for a project of our choice.
Join in the fun of creating Christmas Craft for our Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising Stalls with the Olive Pesto Group on Saturday 1st December, 10am-noon in the Youth Hall. There are lots of options for all levels of skill.
Craft Exchange at Olive Pesto
In December Olive Pesto is having a Craft Exchange! What does this mean? Bring your unwanted, good quality craft and art supplies to our 1 December meeting and swap them with items that others have brought. Items can include fabric, yarn, knitting needles, rovings, paint, paintbrushes, embroidery threads, feathers, paper… if you can make craft or art with it, bring it along! By contributing to the Craft Exchange with your unwanted supplies, you’re helping to create a zero-waste community. Any supplies left over after the exchange will be donated.
Christmas Bowl FUNdraising stalls
The Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising stalls will be offered after worship on Sundays 2nd & 9th December. Lots of amazing gifts made by Olive Pesto crafters will be on sale together with baked goods, preserves and Christmas Cakes & Puddings. The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Love thy neighbour’.
Wider Church News
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre would like donations of empty plant pots for sprouting seeds.