Olive Press 28/10

Olive Press 28/10

Prayer Points

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
CTM
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Blessing the Bikes 
Ride (or walk) to worship on Sunday 28th October if you can.  We gather out on the steps after worship to have our non-motorised wheeled transport blessed. This is one small way of showing our care and respect for the environment.
After worship you are invited to ride or simply come along to Temple Park, Grey St. Brunswick where the Community Team will host our annual Spring Picnic.  Bring your own lunch or something to share.  A bike ride will follow.

More than Cut & Paste
The Collage Workshop will begin after worship on 28th October .  This six week workshop will be a wonderful opportunity to learn new skills and create beauty together.  Pick up a postcard or contact Ann Soo for further information, 0422 842 244.

November Olive Branch
The November Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 4th November.  Please email your reports, stories, photos, thoughts, news, notices and any other contributions to saide.cameron@bigpond.comby Monday 29th October.

Worship
We welcome Rev. Graeme Garrett as our preacher on Sunday 4th November while Ian is enjoying a weekend away.  Graeme is a member of our congregation and one of our regular preachers.

Backyard Band party
Get ready for a Move your Arts Backyard Band Party raising money for the Olive Arts Collective.  Save the date – Sunday 11th November.  Join in the fun of dancing with the fabulous covers band ‘Terry Towelling and the Tank Tops’ and relax with delicious desserts from 2-6pm at 8 Winnifred St., Northcote. We’ll be raising money for the Olive Arts Collective.  Contact Saide, 0407 096 743 for more information and pick up a postcard.  Invite your friends and family.

BUC News

Congregational Meeting 
A Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday 25th November.  The meeting will include the election of Elders and will be followed by a Congregational Lunch.  The Community Team would love to hear from people who want to help with lunch by preparing and cooking the BBQ we hope to offer.  Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 for more information.

Nominations for Elder
Nominations are now called for Elders of our Church Council.  Ideally our Church Council is made up of 10 Elders providing leadership and oversight of the ministry and mission of our congregation through our committee structure.  To be eligible for the role of Elder you must be a confirmed member of the Uniting Church or a confirmed member-in-association, ie confirmed in another denomination.  More information about being an elder will be available next week.  You may also like to chat with one of our current elders:  Daniel Broadstock, Claire Foley, Gwen Arnold, Kate Scull, Shawn Whelan, Linda Wannan, James Balsillie, Helen Rowe, Steph Gesling.   Nomination forms are available here must be provided to Saide Cameron (Congregation Secretary) by 11th November at the latest.

Wider Church News

Pilgrim End of Year Service 
The Pilgrim Theological College 2018 End of Year Service will be held on Friday 2nd November at the Centre for Theology & Ministry. All are welcome.  RSVP, Friday 26thOctober to anita.beer@victas.uca.org.au

Community News

Access to Voluntary Assisted Dying in Victoria
A Panel Discussion will be held at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne on Tuesday 13th November.  Details available here.

Prayer Points

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
CTM
Our planet & all she holds

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