BUC News

Food Co-op Distribution Day
Saturday 20th October 10 am – 12 noon in the Olive Way room.  Contact Meredith for further information.

PIEN Speaking Tour
Our congregation is a major sponsor of this important tour, organised by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network.  See the latest PIEN update for a message from the speaker Areej.  Join us on 21st October at 9.30am – Worship at Brunswick Uniting Church. Areej will speak at a forum after worship, the forum will conclude with time for lunch and further discussion.

Death in October
Death in October
 is a four week series being offered on Thursdays in October by the Discipleship & Education Committee, with the final session:  Grief & Loss – An experiential session to reflect on your losses – a safe and loving place to just be on Thursday 25th October, 7pm in the Church.

Blessing the Bikes 
Ride (or walk) to worship on Sunday 28th October if you can.  We gather out on the steps after worship to have our non-motorised wheeled transport blessed. This is one small way of showing our care and respect for the environment.
After worship you are invited to ride or simply come along to Temple Park, Grey St. Brunswick where the Community Team will host our annual Spring Picnic.  Bring your own lunch or something to share.  A bike ride will follow.

More than Cut & Paste
The Collage Workshop will begin after worship on 28th October .  This six week workshop will be a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and create beauty together.  Pick up a postcard or contact Ann Soo for further information, 0422 842 244.

BUC News

Backyard Band party
Get ready for a Backyard Band Party raising money for the Olive Arts Collective.  Save the date – Sunday 11th November.  Join in the fun of dancing with the fabulous covers band ‘Terry Towelling and the Tank Tops’ and relax with delicious desserts from 2-6pm at 8 Winnifred St., Northcote. We’ll be raising money for the Olive Arts Collective.  Contact Saide, 0407 096 743 for more information and pick up a postcard next week.

Wider Church News

Family offering to house-sit in January
A Korean Minister, his wife and two sons,are looking for a place to accommodate their mother in January 2019 when she comes to visit from Korea.  Their current flat is too small to host their mother and they wondered if there was anyoneplanning to be away on holiday during January,who would be willing to have them look after their home and stay there with their mother for the month of January.  If you are able to help, or know of anyone able to help could you please contact: Rev Peter Gador-Whyte, St John’s Essendon, 0417425188, petergw@netspace.net.au

Future of Work & Religious Faith
This ‘Religion in University Symposium‘ for 2018 will be held on Friday 26th October at the Newman College Oratory.  Program details here.  RSVP Friday 19th October to assist with catering to Rev. Dr. Sunny Chen, The University of Chaplaincy Co-ordinator,  sunnyc1@unimelb.edu.au

Pilgrim End of Year Service 
The Pilgrim Theological College 2018 End of Year Service will be held on Friday 2nd November at the Centre for Theology & Ministry. All are welcome.  RSVP, Friday 26thOctober to anita.beer@victas.uca.org.au

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Committee
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Hospitality Ministry
Sanctuary Movement
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air