January 26 – Looking for things to do?

Did you know you were born with Syncopated Rhythm?
So chill out this January 26 weekend and listen to a great story teller, Uncle Kev Carmody. You will hear an amazing story that includes references to Beethoven, Gough Whitlam, school kids and the making of the iconic Australian anthem……   ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow on RN Summer‘ with the ABC listen app.  Great to have a positive vibe happening for Invasion Day.

Australian Sacred Harp Convention
This weekend is the Australian Sacred Harp Convention and it’s in Melbourne, 26th-28th January.
Natalie writes:  This type of singing gives me so much joy and I’d love for others to experience how crazy fun it is. If you like singing, or just like listening to others sing, you will be very welcome! You can come for just a few songs, or stay for both days. It’s loud, the harmonies are very crunchy, and we don’t expect perfection. We laugh, sometimes we cry, and we eat lots of good food during the breaks. No experience needed, no cost to attend, no pressure to commit.

Lenten Study
The Discipleship and Education Committee will be running a Lenten study on Tuesday evenings, 7:30-9:00pm for 6 weeks starting 20 February, 44 Collier Cres. Brunswick, hosted by Peter & Kath Williams.  Further details to come however we will be focussing on the Gospel of Mark.

Let’s Refocus on Climate Action at BUC
Last year was a relatively quiet year for Climate Action at BUC. However, the Planet is still warming, and weather extremes are increasing in frequency and impact. There are two big opportunities for BUC in the coming months.
1. Participate in a Global Week of Action from 3 to 12 May
2. Update and re-launch the BUC Climate Action Plan in July 2024.
If you are interested in getting involved, please come to our meeting Sunday 25 February at 11 am after worship
For further information or suggestions please to chat with Richard Arnold or contact him at richarn50@gmail.com or mobile 0407796429.

Potted and fresh herbs …
available at morning tea on Sunday.  Helen Rowe will offer pots of chives, Vietnamese mint and common mint for a donation of $5 each to the Olive Way.  Cash or direct bank transfer.  Also some cut fresh herbs for a gold coin donation. Organically grown. Available at morning tea this Sunday.

INVITATION to join the Discipleship and Education Committee at BUC
The Committee is delegated by Brunswick Uniting Church Council to oversees opportunities for adult Christian education and deepening of faith and discipleship. It is built upon the premise that as Christians we are always seeking to deepen our faith in God; both at the personal relational level and in our knowledge and understanding of God and the Bible as we endeavour to have an intelligent and world engaging Christian faith.  We are looking for new members.

Day of Mourning
As encouraged by the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, on 28th January our service will reflect on the effects of invasion and colonisation of Australia’s First Peoples, giving expression to our commitment to truth-telling, justice & healing on the Sunday after 26th January, Invasion Day, a Day of Mourning for First Nations peoples.

– Ian Ferguson will be inducted as the Minister of the Word at Glenwaverly UC on Sunday 4th February, 2:30pm.  Join on Youtube
– Annie Brophy and Kyle Moffitt will be ordained and inducted as Ministers of the Word at Ocean Grove UC on Sunday 4th February, 2pm. Join on Zoom, Meeting ID: 297 852 1634, Passcode: 988040

Planning for Holy Week
The worship committee has met and created a plan for the Season of Lent which begins on Ash Wednesday, 14th February and concludes on Palm Sunday, 24th March.  We have also started thinking about Holy Week.  We are holding a special meeting on Wednesday 6th March, 7pm, venue to be advised and would love to welcome anyone who is interested in planning the series of services:  Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Dawn Service, Easter Day.  If you are interested please contact Saide, 0407 096 743 or send an email.

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