Olive Press 24/6

Olive Press 24/6

BUC News

Worship this Sunday
We will acknowledge Refugee Week (17-23/6) and the 41st Anniversary (22/6) of the UCA during worship.

Trivia Night
Thank you to everyone who came along to the extraordinary evening of FUNdraising for the Olive Way.  The Trivia Night was an amazing success on many levels.  Together we raised $8,969.80 to support our Olive Way ministry.  Photos and many more thankyous will be offered in the Olive Branch next week.

Congregational Meeting
The Justice & Mission Committee invites you to attend a brief meeting after worship on Sunday 8th July.  We will share a recommendation arising from the recent Olive Way Kitchen redevelopment consultation.

BUC Cycle
Ride your bike and bring your comfy cycling gear to join in the next BUC Cycle ride, after worship, Sunday 8thJuly.

Bush Dance
Save the date for the Bush Dance on Saturday 21stJuly.  This event is a FUNdraiser for the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre.

July Olive Branch
Please email your stories, reports, news, notices, photos for the July Olive Branch to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 25thJune. Any questions or comments please let me know.

Wider Church News

Science Fiction and Fantasy Service 
Everyone is welcome to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Service on Sunday 24th June, 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Join the Venerable Bill and the Reverend Avril and worship in costume.

Wider Church News

Mental Health survey
The Synod is gathering information and feedback in order to support individuals and families inour congregations who are experiencing mental health issues.
This survey, https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/ucavictas-mental-healthacross the Vic/Tas Synod, seeks your answers and perspectives.

Charles Wesley Songs of faith concert
St. John’s Essendon invites you to a concert – ‘O for a thousand tongues to sing’, Charles Wesley’s Songs of Faith, Sunday 24thJune, 4pm at St. John’s UC Essendon.

Community News

They cannot take the sky: stories from detention, 7.45 pm, Wednesday 27th June, Brunswick Library
For more than two decades, Australia has locked up people who arrive here fleeing persecution – sometimes briefly, sometimes for years. In They cannot take the sky, those people tell their stories in their own words. John Gulzari will reflect on some of his experiences and, along with Michael Green, will discuss Behind the Wire’s project on immigration detention, which includes the book, an exhibition, and The Messenger podcast.
Registration essential: moreland.vic.gov.au or phone any Moreland library.

Because of her, we can! – celebrating NAIDOC Week, 7.30 pm, Monday 9th July, Brunswick Library
Rachael Hocking is a Warlpiri woman with roots in the Northern Territory and Victoria. A graduate of Brunswick Secondary College, with a Bachelor in Communication (Journalism) from RMIT, she is now a reporter and video-journalist for NITV’s news and current affairs team and co-host for the channel’s flagship show, The Point.
Rachael will tell us about the women who have empowered, inspired and enriched her life.
Registration essential: moreland.vic.gov.au or phone any Moreland library.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
Fiona – MoD candidate
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representative
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
CTM
Our planet & all she holds

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I love collecting and sharing the stories of our congregation. Our new website is a wonderful platform for this to happen in a dynamic way. I hope you enjoy exploring the website to find out more about how the BUC congregation tells, shares and celebrates the story of God's love for all creation.

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