Update from the Joint Nominating Committee (JNC)
The JNC has finalised our Congregation Profile, and this has been approved by Church Council. It will now be considered by the Presbytery Pastoral Relations Committee on 3rd October.
Our Congregational Profile describes Brunswick Uniting Church, and what we are looking for in a Minister. The Minister of the Word that we call will be a part of the minstry team at BUC, and she/he will join Cath James and Peter Blair to offer ministry in our congregation.
Thank you for the input and conversations that you have shared to get us to this point.
If you have any questions, please contact one of the members of the JNC:  Clare Keogh, Daniel Broadstock, Kath Williams, Natalie Sims, Payam Pourasghar, Kirsty Bennett

A step closer to Constitutional Recognition – Article #4
We joined thousands of people on the Walk for Yes on Sunday 17th October taking our new YES banner with us.

Request for help in finding housing
Clare Keogh and her dog Sasha
are looking for somewhere to live.  Find out if you can help.

Family Board Games Night
Saturday 7th October
Come along for a bring and share dinner from 5pm.  This is a low stress way to get to know other families and kids as well as play some games together.  Bring along your favourites or join in with others on the night.  If board games aren’t your thing, come along anyway, there will be lots of ways to join in. RSVP to Cath, Colleen or Maxine

Tending to Stories
The Tending to Stories Exhibition will be a visual feast for story lovers from 13th October through to November hosted and supported by the Centre for Theology and Ministry.  Submissions are very welcome.

ASWC looking for volunteers
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre is currently looking for volunteers and has been struggling to fill these roles for a few months now.  They are in most need of a Foodbank Driver– must have Tuesday availability 9.30-2PM. This role also require a lot of manual handling. The second is an online English teacher (Tuesday or Wednesday).

October Olive Branch
The next monthly newsletter will be published on 1st October.  Please email your photos, news, stories, reports and anything else of interest to Saide by Monday 25th September.

We’d love to hear from you about joining a committee ….
During Ian’s farewell service Cath invited us to honour the ministry of our congregation – committees are an important part of this.  New members are always welcome.  Learn about the many possibilities and opportunities.

Climate Action

Move Beyond Coalsend Minister Plibersek a message

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Living Colour page – Thank you for all the submissions. Now we need your help to make the exhibition a reality.  Find out how here.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com

Featuring: Our vision for an Intergenerational Church, Uniting Care celebrates 30 years, 14 days of prayer ahead of the Referendum, ACT2 – ‘where is God calling us?’ and so much more …

Featuring:  Moderator signs agreement with Anglican Church of Australia, Heartfelt support (sermons supporting a Yes vote anthology), Integenerational church, Feminist conference, Review begins into VAD law and more …

Next issue coming soon