July Olive Branch
The July Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 3rd July.  Please email contributions to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 27th July.

Pop-up Op Shop
Thank you to everyone who donated to and purchased from our Op Shop.  Everything has been packed away.  Details of the amount raised will be provided in the Olive Branch.  For now huge thanks to Helen Burnham, Valmai Brunlow and Helen Rowe for all the hours devoted to making the Op Shop both fun and an excellent way of raising funds for the Olive Way.  If you didn’t get a chance to make a purchase you can still donate to the Olive Way by direct debit to the BUC account – Reference OW your name.

Song Survey
The Worship Committee is keen to discover music that members of the congregation find meaningful (both songs we already sing and less familiar music). We also want to know whether there are un-tapped music skills within the congregation.
Please answer this survey to share your thoughts on Music at BUC. It will be open for two weeks (closing 1st July), but there are only 4 questions so just go on in and answer it now!

Website updates
Lots of behind the scenes work is done every week to keep our website up to date.  And then every now and again more significant updates are done.  This week ‘Meet the Team‘ was refreshed in response to the recent Elders’s election and the appointment of our CYYA Interim Leaders.  A week or so ago ‘Our Programs‘ and ‘Growing in Faith‘ pages were updated in consultation with Gina Denholm who is overseeing the face of the CYYA ministry on our website.

Music for a Warming World Album Launch
After two Covid-denied attempts in 2021, the new Album, Only One Way to Head is being launched on Saturday 9th July at Brunswick UC.  Join in the fun – book a ticket today.

Reflective Being, Being Reflective
A new book celebrating 25 years of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand is now available to purchase after being launched this week. The collection explores issues of faith and meaning in the lived experience of disability. Synod of Vic/Tas Disability Inclusion Advocate Rev Dr Andy Calder is one of its co-editors.  More details here.

Millennials Get together
Nicole Mugford and Ian Ferguson are organising a time for milliennials to get together for a conversation about how people in this age group can support each other.  Contact Nicole, ‭0412 317 075‬, if you want to know more.

Truth and Treaty Yarns
Public forum, 30th June
, with Members of the First Peoples Assembly of Victoria and Commissioner of Yoorrook Justice Commission.  Hear the latest updates from members of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria, elected voice for Aboriginal people and communities in future Treaty discussions.  Register to attend.

Moreland Renaming
Moreland City Council is currently in the process of changing its corporate name – take the survey

Suicide Prevention course
Learn the skills.  Help save a life
.  Offered by Rev Mark J Dunn, hosted by Tramways East Melbourne and Camberwell RSL branches on Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July.

Exhibitions

Vote for Larissa’s sculpture 
Larissa Baglieri has a sculpture in the Australian War Memorial Napier Waller Art Prize. You can view and vote for it here

Fire, trees, and water
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
explores the transformation of natural landscapes, cities, and towns altered by human and environmental pressures.  Closing 30th June.

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.  Open 8th July – 27th November at the Incinerator Gallery.

Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of his life. Open 6th July – 26th November at the Incinerator Gallery.

Featuring: Happy Birthday UCA, Celebrating Refugees, Innovation in Lane Cove, The presence of God in times of disaster, a new General Secretary for WCC, and more …

Featuring:  Synod 2 weeks away, Create change with UnitingWorld, Refugee Week, Pastoral Care, Arts Assistance grants

Lots to read:  Rev. Peter Greenwood reflects on National Reconciliation Week; Assembly resources on Covenanting Locally; Meeting Together workbook launch; Rev. Dr. Kylie Crabbe bible studies on disability, identity, social exclusion and healing.