Annual General Meeting & Election of Elders
Our AGM will be held after worship on Sunday 6th June. The agenda will include the presentation of the Olive Harvest (annual reports for 2020-2021) and the Election of Elders and Congregation Office Bearers. Details are available here. Nominations for elders are now open and will close on Sunday 23rd May. Nomination forms are available here. The Olive Harvest will be available on Sunday 23rd May and agenda for the AGM will be available on Sunday 30th May.
We gather for worship for our morning service on Sunday 23rd May to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit with a feast of languages. Wear your favourite red clothes.
Pentecost Sunday Ecumenical service
Later in the day we gather again with our ecumenical neighbours at 5pm at the Brunswick Baptist Church. The theme, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the church and the human family. Visit the Ecumenical Service event for more information.
BUC’s Walking Together Group is organising an opportunity to walk the Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Trail on Sunday May 23rd. We’ll meet at 11.30am at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in the Exhibition Gardens directly adjacent to the intersection of Gertrude and Nicholson Streets. (The tree is marked on Google Maps.) The official brochure and map for the walk (available here) says this: “Fitzroy not only became the largest Aboriginal community in Victoria, it also became the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne.” The full walk takes about two hours. If you’ve done this walk before or not, consider coming along and engage some of this important history. More details will be available in coming weeks. RSVP: Geoff Thompson: email@example.com
On 30th May, a fifth Sunday in the month our worship will be quieter and more reflective. We will also pay attention to National Reconciliation Week.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Wrap with love for WWKIP & KOGO supporting Knit One Give One – Saturday 12th June, 10am-1pm, with a speaker from KOGO at 11am. Hosted by the Olive Pesto this annual event is for knitters of all abilities and ages. Morning Tea will be served. This is a booked event: https://www.trybooking.com/BRKFI . Enquiries: Ann Soo on firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Co-op Review
The story so far – the next chapter. A review has been established to explore the future of the Brunswick Uniting Food Co-op, its ongoing relevance, viability and alternative models of operation. The review will be conducted by Cath James from 19th May – 2nd July. Submissions to the review are invited in writing from the congregation. Please email your submission to Saide Cameron, JAM liaison for the review, email@example.com by 12th June. If you have any questions please contact Saide, 0407 096 743. More details here.
Signing in for worship
Physical sign in sheets will no longer be available at worship since sign in using the QR code became mandatory as of April 23. If you are unable to use the QR code one of our welcomers will be available to assist you with this important task.