Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President – Deidre
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Mulling group
Hospitality Ministry
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

BUC News

Worship this week …
will be in person and via live stream.  We can have up to 75 people in the church. Please book using this link to register a place.

Refugee Week
The theme for Refugee Week 2021 is Unity.   The theme raises awareness of the issues affecting refugees and seeks to promote harmony and togetherness, providing a common, cohesive message which can be promoted across the country, helping to maximise the effectiveness of awareness-raising activities.  See the Refugee Week webpage for more information.  We will be focussing on the theme of Unity during worship on Sunday 20th June.

Memorial Service
A service will be offered for Una Trigg on Sunday 27th June, 1pm at Brunswick UC. Una died on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020. Her family held a private ceremony on Monday, 28th September. We look forward to sharing this time of remembering with Wesley, Stephanie, Fiona, Jocelyn and their families.  Please be aware that numbers may be limited and this service will be live-streamed from the BUC YouTube channel.

Olive Arts on Zoom
Join the community every fortnight or just whenever you can.  Janet Reus-Smit will be offering her insights and creative talents for our session on Thursday 1st July.  Join here

Music for a Warming World
Led by Simon Kerr (who has facilitated a Climate Musicians Network at BUC and online), Music for a Warming World explores how we can limit the damage – and how we can build the kind of community we need to survive. BUC members and friends will appreciate the well-researched, deeply thought out lyrics and commentary. The musicians are excellent, and the music itself is accessible and varied – from reflective and lamentational, to upbeat and downright fun. Visit their website for information about the project, the album (available digitally) and album launch (Brunswick, 1 August). – Shawn

Climate Action News

Moreland Council to review zero emission targets
Moreland City Council, at its recent meeting on 9 June 2021, in updating its response to the climate emergency, unanimously passed the following motion: “That Council, given that the impacts of climate change are escalating, reviews its Moreland Zero Carbon – 2040 Framework with a view to developing interim and more ambitious targets by 2030”. You can support the Moreland Council in setting more ambitious targets for the community by signing this online petition organised by Climate Action Moreland.

Study Groups

Small Group Reflections
We are staring a small group for those interested in going into the Sunday reflections and readings more deeply.
We plan to make the burden light by sharing leadership, encouraging input and keeping the format simple.
We will meet fortnightly during school terms commencing Tuesday July 20th at our home: 5 Robertson Street Kensington. All are  welcome.  Contact Kirsty on 0410510305

Planning is underway for our “Eco-theology Conversations series”
The series will be led by Graeme Garrett and Jan Morgan.  The style will be conversational and include journaling, spiritual practice, and a blog for participants to follow up at home. Input will draw on theology, biblical stories, literature, music, art etc. (but not lengthy ‘lectures’).  
There will be 7 sessions over a 14 week period, starting in late July.
Interested?  Which day and time will work for you?!
Please let us know so we can find a time that suits as many as possible
Register you interest with Meg Orton  including preferred day and time.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 16-22 June

  • President’s Anniversary message
  • Six weeks of dwelling in prayer – Week 2 with Rev Dr Paul Goh
  • Christian women leaders – #EndCOVIDforall
  • Our Intercultural Church, more
  • Meet UnitingWorld’s Sri Lankan Partners
  • Disagreeing well with Alistair Macrae
  • And more …
    • The Uniting Church on its 44th anniversary, as we remember where we have come from and discern the church we are called to be into the future.
    • All those in the Uniting Church who go above and beyond to faithfully serve their local communities and wider society.
    • The ongoing journey of the Uniting Church to be a truly intercultural church, where people from different races, languages and cultures are bound together by our unity in Christ.