Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Synod 2021 meeting
BIUC Congregation
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representatives – Kate and Jamie
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
CTM
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

Worship – Lent 2
We welcome Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor as our preacher on Sunday 28th March while Ian supports the Synod 2021 meeting. The service will be led by Dave Hall, Children, Youth & Young Adult Pastor together with members of the Student Household program who will be blessed during the service.  We will farewell Valentina and Tom Satvedi Leydon as they prepare to move to Launceston where Valentina will take up a placement as the Minister of the Word with the Pilgrim congregation in Launceston.

Singing for climate action
Stay on after worship on Sunday 28th March to sing for climate action.  Gather out by the indigenous garden at approximately 10:40am.  We will be singing climate change focussed lyrics to the tune of ‘Were you there’, conducted by Shawn Whelan. The recording will be uploaded to the social media pages of the Green Faith International to promote the 11th March Sacred People, Sacred Earth worldwide actions.

Climate Action Group
The next meeting of the BUC Climate Action Group (CAG) will be online at 4.30pm on Saturday 6th MarchAll are welcome to join this zoom meeting and support the Church Council with the implementation of the BUC Climate Action Plan.

Holy Week Worship planning
Save the date – join members of the worship committee to plan for worship during Holy Week on Tuesday 9th March, 7:30pm in the worship space.  Email saide.cameron@bigpond.com to request a copy of the lectionary (Bible readings) for the services.

Second Wednesday of the Month Book Club – Back to Zoom for now
BUC’s daytime book club has one or two vacancies.  We have reverted to zoom meetings for the time being as we wish to ensure the safety of all our members.
Next meeting:  10 March 2021
Time: 11am
Where: by Zoom
Format: Bring a book of your choice, to discuss.   Each member comes to book club with a book they have read.  Everyone brings a different book to the meeting.  Each member talks about the book they have read.
Once we can meet again in person, and if we are willing, we can offer our book as a loan to another member of the club.
This way we each hear about five or six different books each month.
Interested?  Please contact me
Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com,  0419 988 972 

ARRCC and Sacred People, Sacred Earth
On Friday 11th March, Brunswick UC will join faith communities around the world for the biggest-ever multi-faith Day of Action on the climate crisis called Sacred People, Sacred Earth.  Read the post for all the details.

Ordination of Yoo Mi Park
The Ordination of Yoo Mi Park was postponed due to the snap lockdown and will now take place on Sunday 14th March, 2:00pm at Brunswick UC.  We are so delighted to be hosting this special event for Yoo Mi.  Yoo Mi provided pastoral care supply ministry while Ian was offering supply ministry in Bairnsdale last year.  The service will be live streamed on our BUC YouTube Channel,

BUC News

Booking rooms at BUC during COVID normal
All Groups and Committees wishing to return to using the BUC rooms and halls for groups or  meetings, please make your Booking enquiry through the email address:  bucpropertybookings@gmail.com
Your request will be passed to the COVID Reference Group. A member of the Reference  Group will contact you with advice and support to implement basic COVID safety measures for your group.

“Walking Together” Facebook group – open invitation
Please visit, and consider joining, the BUC “Walking Together” Facebook group. (As in “Walking together as First and Second Peoples”, from the UCA Vic-Tas mission statement.)
You don’t need to be a member of the group that meets under the same name in order to join the FB group. The purpose of the FB group is to widen the circle of conversation & reflection, and to be an ongoing forum for news, announcements and insights that are relevant to our discipleship alongside Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples.
See you there!  https://www.facebook.com/groups/304899744273955

Wider Church News

Synod e-news update

  • Like Leaven in the Loaf – Synod 2021 is here, 26-28/2
  • Climate right for change, 11/3
  • Victoria COVID-19 update, more
  • Social Justice voice, JustAct Newsletter 
  • And more …

UC National News, 24/2-2/3

  • Disappointment on Jobseeker, more
  • World Day of Prayer – Vanuatu, 5/3
  • A friend in need, Frontier Services, February edition
  • And more …
  • Join us in prayer for:
    • Those who are out of work and struggling to make ends meet, especially as the coronavirus supplement is wound back.
    • Young people in the Uniting Church, that we may listen to their insights, their joys, their struggles and support them in their journey of faith.
    • The people of Vanuatu and the work of UnitingWorld and our Church Partners in the Pacific to address gender inequality and violence.