We will welcome Rev. Dr. Sunny Chen as our preacher on 26th May at home while Ian is away on camp.
Sunny is a regular visiting preacher. He is the University Chaplaincy Coordinator at the University of Melbourne.
Interim ministries concluding
On Sunday 26th May we will celebrate and thank Janet Watson Kruse for her work as our Interim Children & Families worker. Janet commenced her ministry in this role on 13th May 2018.
On Sunday 2nd June we will celebrate and thank Janet Hogan and Valentina Satvedi-Leydon for their work as our Interim Youth Support and Student House Support workers. Both took up these ministries on Sunday 2nd June 2018.
All three were formally commissioned and blessed as members of our Ministry Team during worship on Sunday 2nd June 2018.
Pop-up Op Shop
Helen Burnham’s world famous op shop will be open for one more truly last and final Sunday, 26th May. Come along for a bargain. Contribute to the seed funding for our next Art Exhibition to be held late September.
An open group where we share in a simple meal and liturgy ahead of the new week. At the Rowe’s home is on Sunday 26th May, 6pm- 8pm. Contact Helen for details 0423 009 813.
June Olive Branch
Please email your stories, reports, news and any other contributions to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 27th May.
Food Co-op general Committee meeting
Tuesday 28th May at 7.30pm in the Olive Way. Main business – Information about Committee roles and seeking nominations for positions. BUC Co-op members are encouraged to consider involvement on the Committee. Our Food Co-op membership now represents half BUC folk and half people from the broader community. An important aspect of our Justice and Mission commitments at BUC. Enquiries to Meredith 0403 717 714 or Helen 0423 009 813.
Winter Working Bee
Get warm after worship on Sunday 2nd June by cleaning up and doing some gardening around our property. Stay on for a hearty meal of soup and rolls. Let Ray Cameron know if you are planning to help out, 0407 883 654 and let Saide Cameron know if you bring some soup along to share, 0407 096 743.
World Wide Knit in Public Day
Join us on Saturday 8th June, 11am-5pm, Olive Way. This year’s theme is Knit Give and Respect. Light lunch, afternoon tea, tea & coffee provided. Everyone is welcome, knitters of all abilities. Yarn, needles, tuition and patterns provided. Do, do, do … sign up to http://www.wwkipday.com/knit-give-and-respect/. You can also come on the day if you are not able to commit in advance.
We celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit during worship on Sunday 9th June. Wear something red – the liturgical colour for the day.
Ecumenical Pentecost service
The Brunswick Indonesian congregation will host the annual ecumenical Pentecost service, Sunday 9th June, at Brunswick UC, 5pm, followed by a shared meal. We join with our neighbouring Brunswick congregations. All are welcome.