National Reconciliation Week 2022
The National Reconciliation Week (27th May to 3rd June) 2022 theme, “Be Brave. Make Change.” is a challenge to all Australians— individuals, families, communities, organisations and government—to Be Brave and tackle the unfinished business of reconciliation so we can Make Change for the benefit of all Australians.  This theme will shape our worship on 29th May.

The Food Co-op is hiring
See details of this exciting new opportunity here. Applications close 10th June, please see Max, Helen or Tim for any further details.

Climate Action News
Read:  UCA Assembly statement on climateClimate Action Group 19/6, Switch to Diamond Energy

Moreland Renaming
Moreland City Council is currently in the process of changing its corporate name. As part of ‘Be Brave Make Change’ action for Reconciliation Week 2002, the theme of the Reflective Service  on Sunday 29th May, you can go on line and take the survey

Dight’s Falls Walk
Join the Walking Together Group after worship on 29th May, 2-4pm for a walk of discovery with Uncle Dave from the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Corporation.  Register to attend by Thursday 26th May.

Evensong for the Feast of the Visitation
The Parish of Christ Church Brunswick offers Evensong for the Feast of the Visitation on Sunday 29th May followed by the Annual ‘Philip Harris Memorial’ Lecture.

The Story from the Underside
UNOH (Urban Neighbourhoods of Hope) is excited to let you know about The Story From the Underside – a series of four online sessions hosted by Brad Coath (member of BUC)  taking a fresh look at Matthew’s story of Jesus. Tuesday May 31, June 7, 14 & 21.

Out & About excursion
Meet up at Melbourne Museum and explore the ancient Greek Journeys and Connections exhibition on Thursday 2nd June.

Annual General Meeting, Elections & Lunch
Everyone is welcome to stay after worship on Sunday 5th June for our AGM and Election of Elders and Congregation Office Bearers.  The Olive Harvest (collection of annual reports) will be published on Sunday 29th May.  Stay on after the AGM for lunch – please bring a plate to share.  It will be served in keeping with our current COVID hygiene practices.  Any questions contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, Congregation Secretary.

Ecumenical Pentecost worship
We will worship with our ecumenical neighbours on Sunday 5th June, 5pm at Christ Church.  Please bring a plate of food to share for suppoer.  Monsignor Joe Takchi from the Lebanon Maronite Catholic Church will be the guest speaker.
The liturgy will be shaped by the worship resources from the National Council of Churches in Australia.

Pop-up Op Shop
The FUNdraising Team and JAM committee is absolutely delighted to be promoting the return of one of our favourite
Pre-Covid traditions but with a twist.  The Op Shop will run from Sunday 22nd May through until Sunday 13th June and will be set up in the Olive Way space while the Olive Way program continues to operate from the Main Hall.  Find out more.

Church Heating
The gas heating for the church has been decommissioned.  The Property Committee is speaking with a number of suppliers to arrange for a new heating system to be installed.  This will take some time as the various steps of the process are followed through.  Please bring whatever you need to keep warm during worship.

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