During worship last Sunday Shawn Whelan, BUC Treasurer launched our Mission Appeal. This week our focus will be on the ministry of the Olive Way. Peter Blair, Olive Way pastor, will be our preacher while Ian is on leave for the weekend. Peter will remind us about ‘With Open Arms‘ a collection of stories previously published in the monthly Olive Branch newsletter. The collection was launched in December 2021. Copies will be available at worship. See ‘A cold snap‘ for a recent Olive Way story.
Climate Action News
Read all about: a Friends of the Earth petition, a climate rally in Melbourne, 30/7-1pm , Brunswick Churches working together, 30/7- 2pm, and Climamania, 30/7-7pm.
Great news – you will be warm when you come to worship on Sunday. The heater has been repaired. Our thanks to the Property Committee for attending to this important work.
Worshipping with the Psalms in Winter
During worship on 31st July we will be reflecting on Psalm 85 using contributions from people within the congregation and the Olive Arts Collective. The final Sunday in this series will be on 28th August with a focus on Psalm 81:1,10-16. For more information see Worshipping with the Psalms in Winter. You are also invited to join the Creating with the Psalms session on 9th August for inspiration.
August & September roster
The worship rosters are being prepared for the next two months. If you are a regular participant please respond to the email sent out earlier this week. If you would like get involved and want to know more please contact Saide, email@example.com.
August Olive Branch
Please email your contributions – news, stories, reports, photos – to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 25th July.
We will offer a Welcoming Ceremony during worship on 14th August for people who have recently (or not so recently) become part of the BUC community. Contact Ian, 0438 547 842 if you want more information or simply to participate.
The new Australian-made documentary ‘Freedom Street’premiered recently, and has collected several awards. The Bayside Refugee Advocacy and Support Association and the Director, Alfred Pek will co-host an online screening of the film via Zoom on Thursday 11th August 2022 at 6.30 pm followed by a Q & A with the director and two of the three stars, $15, tickets are available from Trybooking.
Natural/unnatural, the beauty in the discarded
Simone Alesich’s exhibition reflects on the items that we so casually create and discard, recreating them in a form that is beautiful and reflects the natural environment. Open 8th July – 27th November at the Incinerator Gallery.