CLEANING, MAINTENANCE AND ROOM BOOKINGS
How to report cleaning issues to at BUC. From now on any issues and concerns about cleaning of the facilities at BUC are to be passed on to Shawn Whelan. Helen Rowe and Jenny Hunter are no longer the contacts for day-to-day cleaning issues. Thank you.
How to report building maintenance and graffiti issues. The Property Committee looks after building maintenance for BUC and the Student House. Contact details of Committee members is in the Directory.
How to make a room booking. This applies to BUC congregation members as well as external users. Bookings are made by contacting Julie via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Wider Church News
The Resilient Women Project
You are warmly invited to attend The Report Launch of The Resilient Women Project. Over the past five years many of you participated in the workshops and forums, which addressed the complex patterns of Islamophobia and how it shapes prejudice against Muslim women in Victoria. This event will present the report from these forums and workshops, which draws on the lived experiences of Muslim women as victims of prejudice. 29th of August, 5:30pm, 29 College Crescent, Parkville. More info.
105th World Refugee and Migrant Sunday
Sunday 25th of August, 11:00am-1:00pm, Coburg Uniting Church. An afternoon of story and song to recognise the big journeys we make for safe futures. More info.
Mental Health Kit for Congregations
Launch of the Mental Health Kit for Congregations, Sunday 15thSeptember, 1:30pm, Brunswick Uniting Church. Allan Fels, former chairman of the Australian Consumer Commission and current Commissioner on the Victorian Royal Commission into Mental Health will launch the resource. RSVP to Ann Byrne at email@example.com or call 03 9340 8815. More info.
On the Edge – a series of interactive workshops facilitated by Graeme Garrett and Jan Morgan, 29th August, 12th & 26th September, will offer a contemplative space for exploration, meditation, silence and practicing attention in nature. Bookings at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Three days before world leaders meet in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit
there will be a Global Climate Strike
on Friday 20th September
. This is more than a Students Climate Strike
, people from all walks of life who care about a safe climate future are being asked to strike from their usual work and join large gatherings in numerous locations around Australia. On the morning of the climate strike (prior to the big rally) an ARRCC multi-faith service
will be held at 11am Wesley Uniting Church in Melbourne CBD.
The student organisers here in Australia have three clear demands for our leaders:
- No new coal, oil and gas projects, including the Adani mine
- 100% renewable energy generation, and clean energy exports by 2030
- Fund a just transition & job creation for people who work in the fossil-fuel industry
Students around the world are putting awe-inspiring work into organising the next #ClimateStrike, and on Thursday 29 August 6:30-8pm you’re invited to hear from them directly – what it’s like, how they’re going, and what you can do to help make it HUGE! This will be online via Crowdcast – RSVP for details to log in from your computer or smartphone!