Holy Week worship
Join us for worship during Holy Week , 24th-31st March: Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Dawn Service, Easter Day.
And here are a few things to note:

  • Palm Sunday, 24/3, 9:30am – Bring your drums, djembes, tambourines and percussion instruments to make a noise on our ecumenical walk.
  • Maundy Thursday, 28/3, 7:30pm – A Tenebrae service.
  • Good Friday, 29/3, 9:30am – Stay on after worship for Hot Cross Buns morning tea.
  • Dawn Service, 31/3, 7:00am – Stay on after worship for breakfast.
  • Easter Day, 31/3, 9:30am – Christ is risen, we celebrate Holy Communion.  Bring a flower and/or cuttings of greenery.

Easter Messages

Conversation about children and young people in worship
Thanks to all those who attended the conversation last Sunday.
It was wonderful to have such a turn out and to hear your feelings, ideas and desire to find ways of enabling our children and young people to participate more in our worship.
I have since had further conversations with people and am gradually clarifying the next steps.
The process from here will be: to distill, discern and work out what things we can do easily, what things are long term goals and what things might need a re-think.
I will continue having conversations with those who were unable to make it last Sunday and with the various committees I’m part of.
I will do a more comprehensive report back to the May church council meeting (which meets on 9 May). This will also be available in the May Olive Branch.  Rev Cath James

Cath on leave
Cath will be away for two weeks after Easter – back 16th April.

Palm Sunday Rally
Join the Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 24th March, 10am at Parliament Gardens.

Feasting Table
Sunday 24th March
, 6-8pm, 278 Brunswick Rd, Brunswick.  Contact  Cath for more info. 0438 504 394

Poets and the Faith
Second Tuesday of the Month 6-7.30pm The Hall of St Peter’s Eastern Hill.  In the coming year at St Peter’s Eastern Hill, we are hosting a series of talks about significant poets who have inhabited – or skirted the fringes of – the Anglican and Catholic traditions of Christianity.

Rethinking Racism
Join the Justice and Mission Committee in a space for listening, discussion and reflection about racism and anti-racism. We will be listening to First Nations voices on these topics, and reflecting on how we can act in good allyship.  Two opportunities:  in person after worship on 21st April or on Zoom on 23rd April.

Welcoming Ceremony
We will offer a Welcoming Ceremony during worship on 28th April for people who have recently (or not so recently) become part of the BUC community.  Each person being welcomed will share their story and we will all share in making responses.  If you would like to participate please contact Wayne Matthews, 0415 378 362, chair of the Pastoral Care Hospitality Committee.

Join the Big Walk 4 Refugees (virtual walk around Australia)
Between 13 February – 26 March, people around Australia are contributing to a virtual walk around the country to show support for 10,000 people seeking asylum who are still waiting to call Australia home after more than 10 years.
Love Makes A Way has joined, and we invite you to too!  It’s a simple sign up, and you can log any walking, running, cycling, dancing (etc!) that you do between now and 26 March.
See the website for more details.

Climate Action News

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