A Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday 25th November. The meeting will include the election of Elders and will be followed by a Congregational Lunch. Nominees for Elders are Karlien Kok, Amelia Ware, Kimberly Fraser and Daniel Broadstock. The agenda with the nominee profiles is attached here. The Community Team would love to hear from people who want to help with lunch by preparing and cooking the BBQ we hope to offer. Offers of salads and fruit platters are also very welcome. Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 for more information or to offer your time and assistance.
Join in the fun of creating Christmas Craft for our Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising Stalls with the Olive Pesto Group on Saturday 1st December, 10am-noon in the Youth Hall. There are lots of options for all levels of skill.
Craft Exchange at Olive Pesto
In December Olive Pesto is having a Craft Exchange! What does this mean? Bring your unwanted, good quality craft and art supplies to our 1 December meeting and swap them with items that others have brought. Items can include fabric, yarn, knitting needles, rovings, paint, paintbrushes, embroidery threads, feathers, paper… if you can make craft or art with it, bring it along! By contributing to the Craft Exchange with your unwanted supplies, you’re helping to create a zero-waste community. Any supplies left over after the exchange will be donated.
Carols against Coal
Can you spare 10 minutes to help stop Adani and show your concern about climate change? Stay in the worship space for 5-10 minutes after worship on Sunday 9th December and sing 2 carols against coal… it’s that easy!! Our wonderful musicians will lead the singing and we will be videoed. ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) will then use videos from communities all around Australia to flood social media and our politicians with the videos. Then there will be our normal yummy morning tea as usual. Look forward to seeing you there. For more info contact Gwen Arnold on 0413047938 or have a look at website www.arrcc.org.au/carols
The Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising stalls will be offered after worship on Sundays 2nd & 9th December. Lots of amazing gifts made by Olive Pesto crafters will be on sale together with baked goods, preserves and Christmas Cakes & Puddings. The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Love thy neighbour’.
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Christmas cards from Uniting are now available. You can order directly from the Uniting website
ReGen Christmas Hampers
Uniting ReGen is collecting Christmas Hampers for their clients, who may struggle during Christmas time. In the past members of Brunswick Uniting Church have generously provided Uniting ReGen with many hampers which we have been able to give out to the people who engage in our services. If you have any questions please call Linda Coventry Poole on 93848870, who is coordinating our food hamper collection for 2018. Hampers can be placed in two recyclable bags. A list of suggested contents is available here or please contact Saide Cameron, firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the list. Please deliver your hampers to the church by Sunday 25th November.
Christmas Bowl Appeal
The Christmas Bowl Appeal will be launched at St. John’s UC on Sunday 2nd December with Carols from around the world.
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre would like donations of empty plant pots for sprouting seeds.
Moreland Summer Show
The Counihan Gallery Moreland Summer Show opens on Saturday 17th November and runs through to Saturday 15th December. Members of our congregation Priscilla Manthey, Francis Tapueluelu and Ann Soo have works on show along with 35 other local artists navigating the theme of Peace and the Pursuit of Happiness.