April & May roster
The April & May roster is now available.  There are many many gaps in the roster for setting up and serving tea & coffee.  There are a few gaps in other places as well.  Please let Saide know if you want to know more or can help fill a gap, 0407 096 743.

April Olive Branch
The April Olive Branch will be published on 3rd April.  Please email your contributions (reports, stories, book reviews, photos, notices etc) to saide.cameron@bigpond.com by Monday 28th March.  Thank you.

Emergency Appeal – Ukraine Crisis
Some BUC members, who want to encourage our support for the Ukraine appeals, have spoken to Ian. They know that, after the disaster in Tonga, it may be a bit harder for many of us to step up. So they have offered to match, dollar for dollar, any new donations that we make in the week through to Sunday 27th March. This means – for every dollar you give, they will give at least a dollar.  Find out more.

Palm Sunday
Join us for all the fun of ecumenical worship on Palm Sunday, 10th April.

Palm Sunday Walk for Justice
Join the Melbourne Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees on Sunday 10 April from 1.30pm at the State Library, Swanston Street.  Share the poster.

Holy Week worship
The worship committee hosted a planning meeting Thursday 24th March.  We are now working in small groups to plan each service – Maundy Thursday 7:30pm,  Good Friday 9:30am, Dawn Service (yes it’s back) 6:30am, Easter Day 9:30am.

Climate Action

School Strike for Climate
Join people of many faiths
, including BUC folk, under the ARRCC banner 11:30am Friday 25 March.  Contact Linda 0405470568 for more info.

Earth Hour
This year, Earth Hour is at 8.30pm local time Saturday 26 March. We’re inviting all Australians to sign up to  #ShapeOurFuture and join a worldwide community of millions supporting stronger action on climate change.  Watch this clip.

Green Electricity
BUC has switched to Diamond Energy, switch now to help the planet and BUC.

Earthworker Smart Energy Co-operative
The Jesuit Social Services are running this initiative in conjunction with Earthworker Cooperative to do draft sealing and increasing energy efficiency for low income households.  Find out more.


Lenten Reflections:  Stations of the Cross
This year we take a meditative journey on Tuesdays during Lent at 7:30 pm into Jesus’ experience as told in Luke’s gospel. The sessions will be guided by Cullan Joyce, an experienced meditation teacher and lecturer from The University of Divinity.  Next session 29nd March.

Seeing through the eyes of Jesus exhibition
The exhibition featuring ten artworks
by Rita Broadway is installed in the BUC worship space.  It is a collaboration between Sophia’s Spring and Brunswick Uniting Churches during Lent and Easter 2022 .  The paintings will feature during worship at BUC throughout Lent and at Sophia’s Spring during Holy Week.  Visit on Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am-1pm, Tuesdays 6:30-7:30pm, Sundays 12-2pm

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The World Needs Prayer
Read Facing the Unknown (Angie Griffin), Mental Health Matters (Fi Bottcher), Ecological Conversation (Richard Arnold) …