Season of Creation
This week we are concluding the Season of Creation.  We have been using the Laudato Si spiritual exercises as the basis of our worship which focusses on Ecological Spirituality, find out more

Climate Action News
Read about:  Brunswick Churches CAG preparations for COP27, Move Beyond Coal, Climate Futures Summit, Faiths for Climate Justice, Contemplative Tuesdays, BUC CAG, EOI for CoPower Board

Olive Way – Volunteers needed
The Olive Way is looking for more volunteers. We need people for Tuesdays and Wednesdays to help prepare food, serve and chat to our guests. Also, we are looking at using Foodbank for sourcing the food we provide and are looking for volunteers to go and pick up the food from Yarraville each week ready for our hot meal on a Tuesday.  A roster of a few people would be brilliant.  Contact Ruth Sandy, Olive Way Operations co-ordinator, 042 227 3490

Cafe Conversation?
Come and join in a regular cafe conversation on Wednesdays, 10am at Acustico Cafe, an opportunity to share what is meaningful and hopeful in our lives. If you are interested, please see Geoff at morning tea after worship, or contact him on 0413 153 616 to find out more.

FUNdraising Event
We haven’t had the opportunity to host a major FUNdraising event for the last two years.  The Justice & Mission and FUNdraising committees are looking forward to a Big 0 Birthday & Anniversary celebration on 19th November Check out all the ways you can help to make the evening a wonderful event.  Contact Saide to get involved, 0407 096 743.  Contact Natalie,‭ 0411 266 903‬, to register your interest in attending or booking a table.

Deepening Faith – A deep dive into Christian faith
Our first meeting will be next Tuesday 27 September at 7pm. We’ll meet at the manse (Ian’s home) 60 Blyth St, Brunswick.
A light meal will be provided (soup and pastries – let Ian know if you have any dietary requirements). Please RSVP for catering purposes iferguson@icloud.com  Find out more 

First Nations Solidarity Group
Join the the Forum after worship on 2nd October to Explore a Statement of Commitment with the Wurundjeri Council

Outrageously Original October Lunches & Dinners
Everyone is invited to enjoy the hospitality of a lunch or dinner over three weekends in October.  Find out how you can offer to be a host or register as a guest.

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the BUC & the Climate Crisis Page.   On 24 November 2019, Brunswick Uniting Church declared a “Climate Crisis”. In 2020, we adopted a Climate Crisis Action Plan.  The page features weekly Climate Action News posts and stories about lots of other activities.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.

Exhibitions

Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
 of small works provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of my life. Exhibition from 5th July – 25th November at the Ascot Vale Library.

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.  Exhibition from 8th July – 27th November at the Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre.

Featuring:  Where our intercultural journey begins, Reconciliation & Renewal, Season of Creation Week 4, Celebrating Olive Persons Sunday and a whole lot more …

Featuring:  Conference to explore advocacy, website training, Synod Intercultural Forum AGM, Advent unleashed, Celebrating the elderly and more…

Featuring:  Love live church, the church as a place of refuge, climate action, connecting through a community garden ….