The Olive Arts program is in recess for now. Artists were offered art packs to take home at the session on Wednesday. If you would like an art pack or know of someone who would benefit from one please contact Ann Soo, (firstname.lastname@example.org, 0422 842 244).
April & May Roster
The roster is being prepared. In light of changes being made to the way we offer worship the list of duties has been reduced. The email request is being resent with the details. Please respond if you haven’t done so yet. If you would like to get involved please email email@example.com for more information or visit Sunday morning rosters in the members area.
The Olive Pages
The 2020 Olive Pages (Directory of contact details and other useful information) will be published on 22nd March. People who receive the Olive Branch by email will receive a printed version. If you would like a printed version or if you have any questions please call Saide, 0407 096 743.
The Justice & Mission committee encourages everyone to support the Synod of VicTas Lenten Offering Appeal
If you have been filling an envelope at home you are invited to deposit the money you have set aside directly to our church bank account (Uniting Church Brunswick, ANZ Bank Brunswick, 013-236 8687863) identified as Lent Offering or via the information provided in the link.
This beautiful worship series for school aged children and adults returns for three weeks during Lent and Holy Week – 25th March, 1st & 8th April. There will be some slight changes to the format we have used in the past. Contact Dave Hall, CYYA pastor, for more information, 0417 310 128.
Welcoming Ceremony & Lunches
The Welcoming Ceremony and Lunches have been cancelled. We look forward to offering them again later in the year.
Climate Action News
BUC Climate Crisis Action Plan
In November 2019, the congregation declared a Climate Crisis and committed to developing a Climate Crisis Plan by May 2020. The Church Council needs help with drafting, and then implementing this Action Plan!
Marsh: rule out working with Adani!
Although street protests have been cancelled that aimed to pressure Marsh not to provide Adani needs insurance to build their climate-wrecking coal mine. In keeping with recommendations by health experts to exercise social distancing, protest actions against Marsh’s work with Adani have shifted to remote and online actions this week. But there’s no reason why we can’t take these actions together in solidarity, whilst still at home! Join Stop Adani Moreland and others for an hour of online action against Marsh on Friday 20th Marchfrom 1pm-2pm (AEDT) – as activists make calls, write emails and make social media posts together, as a united community (via video conference), rather than in isolation. To join the meeting click on this zoom link at 1pm Friday AEDT: https://zoom.us/j/548112943.
Australian Religious Response to Climate Change
ARRCC is a multi-faith network of people committed to climate change. The next Victorian monthly meeting is Sunday 22nd March 5.30-7.30pm via zoom; contact Robert Dawlings <firstname.lastname@example.org> if you want to join this online zoom meeting and help ARRCC plan and carry out major online actions.