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Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Committee
BIUC Congregation
Fiona – MoD candidate
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representative
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Vote for our ‘Contemplative Garden’ project
Visit and vote for our Contemplative Garden.  See the post on the home page or pick up a leaflet at worship for all the details.

Keeping Children Safe – You are invited to be part of a safe place!
Workshop No 2 Advanced Safe Church training will be offered for people who have completed the Basic Training in previous years.
This workshop will be held on Saturday 25th Augusat 1.30-4pm and will include scenarios and role plays facilitated by actors.  There will also be an update on Synod and BUC processes.  RSVP to Helen Rowe by 20th August, 0423 009 813.

Sunday Lunch
Join the Pastoral Care Community Team for lunch at Café Marcella’s (a few doors up from the church) after worship on Sunday 26th August.  Please let Saide, 0407 096 743, know if you are interested in attending.

Stop Adani
Monday 27th August from 6.00 pm at Long Play – theatre at the back. Showing both Guarding the Galilee (6.30pm) and A Mighty Force (7.30pm) with a Q&A and discussion through the evening with Max Smith from ACF.  Long Play is at 318 St Georges Rd, Fitzroy North VIC 3068 – if you would like dinner (the food is delicious) please book 0423 115 774.

Quirky Circus – live show
Don’t miss Quirky Circus, the latest SROC show, live at Brunswick UC on Thursday 6th September, 12 noon, in the Hall.  The show must go on in the face of disaster and it does!

Picture in my head – exhibition
Come along to Picture in my head, opening Thursday 6th September at the Neon Parlour Gallery, Thornbury.  This is a group exhibition that showcases the work of artists from the Arts Access Victoria SRS Studio Arts Program.  Our artist friends Giovanni, Gavin, Richard, Theo, Barbara, Louise and others will be exhibiting.

Rise for climate
On Saturday 8th September the Rise for Climate movement will be in full force . There will be global action to create a renewable energy future and stop the use of fossil fuels.  Pope Francis has called all Christians to take part in this event!
In Melbourne there will be a rally at Federation Square at 10 am on Saturday 8 September.  Please meet at Brunswick Uniting at 9 am and we will travel in together.   Wear something to express your views – Go Green or “Stop Adani” or “Barrier Reef” theme.  You can also meet us in Federation Square at 10 am behind our banner.  Text Richard Arnold on (0407796429) to find our location.


BUC News

Deepening Faith 2018
Faith Reflection and Bible Study 
on Thursday evenings in September.  You are invited to come together for a meal and a time of faith reflection and bible study. A chance to explore and deepen, learn and grow, reenergise and recommit in your faith.   If you are considering baptism or confirmation this is a good jumping off place, but all are welcome no matter the stage of your faith.  Thursdays 6, 13, 20, 27 September, 7:00pm for soup and bread. At the Manse, 60 Blyth St, Brunswick.
Questions and/or RSVP

Olive Branch
The September Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 2nd September.  Please email notices, news, reports, contributions, photos etc to saide.cameron@bigpond.comby Monday 27th August or sooner if possible.

The Birds
Abi Benham-Bannon’s friend Moz, who is one of the political prisoners/refugees on PNG, has released a beautiful new song:  The Birds, by Moz with Ruth Mundy.  It’s about “separation and a longing for freedom”. He’s trying to spread word about his music and message.  Please pick up a leaflet at worship or read the story here and scan the QR Code to access the song and story.

Pick my project – Rainbow Connection 
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre needs your help. In response to a need articulated by some of our clients, we are trying to get an LGBTIQ+ Asylum Seeker group off the ground.  We have put in for a grant through the Pick My Project grants initiative to help us with this.  However this initiative requires people to vote for our project in order to be successful.  This is where you come in.  If you live within 5KM of Brunswick, could you jump on to the Pick my Project website and vote for ‘Rainbow Connection’.  The provision of this program will help LGBTIQ asylum seekers access a safe and welcoming space, while providing them with workshops and training to assist them through their protection process.  And if you don’t live within 5km from Brunswick, but you know someone who does- please share with them!  Voting closes September 17th.  We really appreciate your support-thanks!

Image permissions
It’s time to update our image permission records database.  A few years ago out of respect for personal privacy Brunswick Uniting Church developed a policy regarding capture, storage and use of images (photography and video) at church worship, events and activities.   This policy includes the requirement that everyone who participates in the life of the congregation be asked to complete a form that would authorise the publication of images (photographs and videos) of them and/or their children or people in their care.  
If you have not yet had the opportunity to complete this form you can do so here.
Please sign and return the form directly to Saide Cameron or scan and return it by email,

Please note – if you have signed an image permission form in the past you do not need to do so again.