Olive Press 2/9

Olive Press 2/9

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Commitee
Church Council
Carlynne – MoW candidate
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

BUC News

Vote for our ‘Contemplative Garden’ project
Visit pickmyproject.vic.gov.au and vote for our Contemplative Garden.  See the post on the home page or pick up a leaflet at worship for all the details.  Encourage everyone you know who lives within a 5km radius of Brunswick to vote for our project.

Quirky Circus – live show
Don’t miss Quirky Circus, the latest SROC show, live at Brunswick UC on Thursday 6th September, 12 noon, in the Hall.  The show must go on in the face of disaster and it does!

Picture in my head – exhibition
Come along to Picture in my head, opening Thursday 6th September at the Neon Parlour Gallery, Thornbury.  This is a group exhibition that showcases the work of artists from the Arts Access Victoria SRS Studio Arts Program.  Our artist friends Giovanni, Gavin, Richard, Theo, Barbara, Louise and others will be exhibiting.

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 iferguson@icloud.com

Rise for climate
On Friday 7 September the Rise for Climate movement will be in full force .  Over the weekend there will be global action to create a renewable energy future and stop the use of fossil fuels. Pope Francis has called all Christians to take part in this event!  In Melbourne there will be a rally at the State Library at 6 pm on Friday 7 September (please note the change of date).  Please keep this date free and please spread the word!  Meet at the State Library and contact Richard Arnold when you arrive if you would like to gather as Brunswick Uniting (0407796429).

The Birds
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.

BUC News

SSS Dinners
Spectacularly Satiating September meals 
are coming your way over the weekend of 14th-16th September.  Copies of the invitation and response form will also be available at worship.  Please RSVP by Monday 10th September.  Contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 if you have any questions.

Welcoming Ceremony
During worship on 16th September we will offer a Welcoming Ceremony.  This will be an opportunity for people who are new to the congregation to name Brunswick UC as their spiritual home.  Contact Ian Ferguson if you want to find out more, 438 547 842.

Pick my project – Rainbow Connection 
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre needs your help. In response to a need articulated by some of our clients, we are trying to get an LGBTIQ+ Asylum Seeker group off the ground.  We have put in for a grant through the Pick My Project grants initiative to help us with this.  However this initiative requires people to vote for our project in order to be successful.  This is where you come in.  If you live within 5KM of Brunswick, could you jump on to the Pick my Project website and vote for ‘Rainbow Connection’.  The provision of this program will help LGBTIQ asylum seekers access a safe and welcoming space, while providing them with workshops and training to assist them through their protection process.  And if you don’t live within 5km from Brunswick, but you know someone who does- please share with them!  Voting closes September 17th.  We really appreciate your support-thanks!

Image permissions
It’s time to update our image permission records database.  A few years ago out of respect for personal privacy 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 everyone who participates in the life of the congregation 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 here.
Please sign and return the form directly to Saide Cameron or scan and return it by email, saide.cameron@bigpond.com

Please note – if you have signed an image permission form in the past you do not need to do so again.

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