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
CTM
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Worship this week and next
The worship space remains closed, however our worship service will be live-streamed from the worship space with pre-recorded segments.  It will be available on YouTube on 24 & 31/10.  On Sunday 31st October, a fifth Sunday, our worship will have a reflective focus.  We will welcome Kirsten Parris, member of our congregation, as our preacher.

Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator – NEW CLOSING DATE
In response to the recent Olive Way review a new role has been developed.  See Future Directions for details.  Applications are now called for the role of Olive Way Operations Co-ordinator.  Applications close on 14th November.  The three year position commences on 1st January 2022.  Please share this opportunity with your network.

Welcoming Ceremony
Join us for a fun Welcoming Ceremony Zoom Chat after worship on 24th October.  This will be an opportunity for quite a large group of people who have recently become part of our community name Brunswick Uniting Church as their spiritual home.  The worship committee is looking forward to seeing lots of people on Zoom offering a welcome.

Emergence
Join us for a Visual Arts Exhibition and program of events from 5th-15th November.  Emergence will be offered in-person where possible and in a virtual format.  The Opening Night will be offered on Zoom.  Details for the Performance Evening will be confirmed closer to the date.  We’d love to hear from anyone who is available to volunteer to assist with a range of tasks to support the exhibition.  Visit the Emergence page for all the details.

Statement from the Heart
The second session exploring the Statement from the Heart will be held via Zoom on November 8th at 7.30pm. This series of discussions is being hosted by the BUC  Walking Together Group. All details can be found on this flyer.

BUC News

PIEN Network
Our congregation has recently become an organisational member of the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network.  PIENis hosting a two-pronged major fundraiser in November including a Cuisine & Culture in Conversation Zoom event on Tuesday 23rd November and an invitation to host a Peace Meal.  Details here.

November Olive Branch
Next month’s edition will be published on Sunday 31st October.  Please send your stories, reports, photos, news and notices to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 25th October.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 20-26/10

  • Act2 – Considering afresh our life together
  • UnitingCare – Family Violence Program
  • For the Love of God, we must act now
  • Deep concern for Lebanon
  • Celebrating the ministry of Rev Prof Andrew Dutney
  • JOIN US IN PRAYER FOR:
    • People escaping family violence and for the work of UnitingCare agencies as they roll out a new program that will support women, children and families to leave abusive situations.
    • For survivors of institutional child sexual abuse and their families, we acknowledge and lament the complicity of the church and pray for healing.
    • The Act2 Conversation as it enters a new phase – for the leading of the Spirit to guide discernment and discussion about the future of the Uniting Church.