Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

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.

Pentecost Sunday
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.

Heritage Walk
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:

Trinity Sunday
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: .  Enquiries:  Ann Soo on

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, 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.

Study Groups

INVITATION to New Study Group
Are you interested in joining a small group with others who wish to – delve into the Bible, read and discuss a book, follow up on the sermon topic, see how our social justice projects align with the teachings of Jesus, or?  If this interests you, we are having an initial catch-up after worship on Sunday May 23rd in the Hall when we can discuss frequency and venue for the group.  Any queries please contact Kirsty Brown 0410 510 305 or Helen Rowe 0423 009 813. This initiative is supported by the Discipleship and Education Committee.

Planning is underway for our “Eco-theology workshop 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.

Climate Action News

Stop Adani RoadShow
Even though Adani’s coal mine is under construction, it can still be stopped. In fact, it often happens that projects that are under construction are stopped by people power – the Jabiluka uranium mine was under construction, the Franklin Dam was under construction, so was the James Price Point gas hub in the Kimberley. RSVP for the #StopAdani and Beyond Roadshow at Fitzroy Town Hall at 6pm on Tuesday 1st June to learn how you can join the movement. Tickets are $10 ($0 concession or $70 for a table).

Common Grace – Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator
Are you (or some you know) passionate about Jesus and justice in a time of climate disruption? Are you able to reflect theologically on complex issues, knowledge and engagement of the environmental challenges facing these lands now called Australia and have a desire to resource Christians and faith communities to respond to climatechange? Common Grace is hiring a Creation and Climate Justice Coordinator (part-time role 30.4 hrs per week, flexible location). Applications close 5pm on Friday 4th June.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 19-25 May

  • The coming of the Spirit in 21 languages
  • Indooroopilly UC, a heart for refugees
  • Peace within your walls:  grief for the Holy Land
  • National Reconciliation week, more
  • Did you Grow up Uniting, more
  • And more …
    • The gift of the Spirit to dwell amongst us, and in giving thanks for the diversity of languages and cultures that make up the Uniting Church.
    • The fellowship and communion of all Christians. As followers of Jesus, may we work together in giving witness to God’s love, hope and grace.
    • The people of Palestine and Israel and for a just peace to prevail.