Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Worship this week …
will be in person and via live stream.  We can have up to 80 people in the church. Please book using this link to register a place.

Memorial Service
A service will be offered for Una Trigg on Sunday 27th June, 1pm at Brunswick UC. Una died on Tuesday, 22nd September 2020. Her family held a private ceremony on Monday, 28th September. We look forward to sharing this time of remembering with Wesley, Stephanie, Fiona, Jocelyn and their families.  Please be aware that numbers may be limited and this service will be live-streamed from the BUC YouTube channel.

Olive Arts on Zoom
Join the community every fortnight or just whenever you can.  Janet Reus-Smit will be offering her insights and creative talents for our session on Thursday 1st July.  Join here

Music for a Warming World
Led by Simon Kerr (who has facilitated a Climate Musicians Network at BUC and online), Music for a Warming World explores how we can limit the damage – and how we can build the kind of community we need to survive. BUC members and friends will appreciate the well-researched, deeply thought out lyrics and commentary. The musicians are excellent, and the music itself is accessible and varied – from reflective and lamentational, to upbeat and downright fun. Visit their website for information about the project, the album (available digitally) and album launch (Brunswick, 1 August). – Shawn

Study Groups

Small Group Reflections
We are staring a small group for those interested in going into the Sunday reflections and readings more deeply.
We plan to make the burden light by sharing leadership, encouraging input and keeping the format simple.
We will meet fortnightly during school terms commencing Tuesday July 20th at our home: 5 Robertson Street Kensington. All are  welcome.  Contact Kirsty on 0410510305

Planning is underway for our “Eco-theology Conversations series”
The series will be led by Graeme Garrett and Jan Morgan.  The style will be conversational and include journaling, spiritual practice, and a blog for participants to follow up at home. Input will draw on theology, biblical stories, literature, music, art etc. (but not lengthy ‘lectures’).  
There will be 7 sessions over a 14 week period, starting in late July.
Interested?  Which day and time will work for you?!
Please let us know so we can find a time that suits as many as possible
Register you interest with Meg Orton  including preferred day and time.

Climate Action News

Climate Action Moreland – petitions to Moreland Council
Moreland City Council, at its recent meeting on 9 June 2021, in updating its response to the climate emergency, unanimously passed the following motion: “That Council, given that the impacts of climate change are escalating, reviews its Moreland Zero Carbon – 2040 Framework with a view to developing interim and more ambitious targets by 2030”.

Climate Action Moreland has organised three petitions to Moreland Council – please consider signing one or more these petitions:

BUC Climate Action Group
If you would like to become involved in the BUC Climate Action Group (CAG), which meets online via zoom on the second Saturday of each month, please contact Richard Arnold <> or you can just come along to the next meeting at 4.30pm on 10th July.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 23-29 June

  • A new vision for welcoming refugees, more
  • Six Weeks of Dwelling in Prayer, Rev. Siotame Paletu’a
  • Dwelling in Love, 2021 Cato Lecture
  • Meeting across cultures, more
  • Being a ‘Friend of Ageing’, more
  • And more
    • Hope for refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia who live in fear and uncertainty.
    • People who are survivors of institutional child sexual abuse, including those abused in the care of the Uniting Church. We pray the Government’s review of the National Redress Scheme released today leads to better support for survivors and improved access to the scheme.
    • Uniting Church meetings in all councils of the Church to be places where people of all cultures have a voice and can fully participate.