Read the Advent 1 storyHope for families forced to flee

Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising Stall
Every year we support the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal, find out how and read the stories each week.
Be ready to enjoy the delights of the FUNdraising stalls after worship on the 3rd & 10th December.

Olive Way Christmas Party
Join us for a very Olive Way Christmas Party on Tuesday 12th December.
There are lots of ways you can help make this a fabulous day, find out how you can join in the fun.

Join the Christmas Choir
Elaine Potter is organizing our annual Christmas Choir to sing at the Christmas Eve pageant and possibly also during the Christmas Eve morning service. Contact Elaine, 0434 671 109, to share your interest.
There will be two songs to learn.  Rehearsals start on Thursday 7th December, 7:30pm at the church.

Shortbread for Stewart Lodge
We would love to give residents of Stewart Lodge* some homemade shortbread to celebrate Christmas.  Can you bake some biscuits? Use your own recipe and there’s plenty of time – we need them by 20 December. Please let Kirsty Bennett know if you can help  –
*Stewart Lodge is a supportive residential service in Brunswick that BUC has had a long relationship with.

Brunswick UC is on the way to Zero Emissions by 2040
Check our 3-year update report
to the Congregation on progress with our Climate Action Plan.

Health & Safety support
Church Council is seeking support from the wider church community as we review our health and safety processes. We are looking for:
– Someone with experience or an interest in health and safety who would be willing to work with us on this health and safety review
– People with current first aid training who would be willing to be identified first aiders for our community
If either of these could be you, please get in touch with a member of Church Council for more details.

TEAR Useful Gift Store
For the last two years Leesl has organised to sell TEAR useful gifts in December at BUC. She is unable to do it this year, so wanted to give people plenty of notice to order their useful gifts online here: Useful Gifts | Buy a Goat and other Charity Gifts from $5 | Tearfund

Worship during Advent
Join us for worship across the four Sundays of the Season of Advent from 3rd December concluding on Christmas Eve!!

Uniting OpShop Opening
You are invited to the new Op Shop Hub in Brunswick.  The Hub will include offices for our Op Shop Leadership Team, a fit for purpose warehouse, meeting rooms, sorting rooms and an Op Shop.  The first phase of the project is an Op Shop which will open on Friday 1st December, 2pm -9pm. Facebook Event

Simply, Song Composition II
Discover the music in your soul
with the Soul Singers at BUC on Saturday 2nd December, 2-4pm. An even offered by Soul Infinity and Soul Theatre Inc.  Book here.

Advent Pilgrimage
Come and spend some time in contemplation
. Walk along the Merri Creek.  Experience God in listening, waiting, watching
Dates: December 3, 10, 17  Time: 11.30 – 12.30   Where: Gather and return to CERES   Meet at the Learning Centre, 8 Lee St Brunswick
There is an optional lunch afterwards – BYO or buy from the CERES cafe.
A joint initiative of Brunswick, Fairfield and Sophia Spring Uniting Churches

Climate Action

Two items – ‘Blinky the burning koala visits Peter Khalil’ and ‘CoPower – Take the power back’

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  Read the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl stories each week during Advent & Christmas. Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to

Featuring On the road to the 17th Assembly, Advent 1 – Finding hope …, Reflecting on the Pacific Household of Faith, Our church is pregnant with possibility as we move into Advent, and so much more …

FeaturingNew Moderator-elect announced, Synod 2023 wraps, Indigenous conference, Holding the Light ecumenical service, Act2 online prayer event. LGBQTA care, and more.

Co-labourers with GodRev. David Fotheringham Moderator of VicTas Synod speaks about needing to be co-labourers with God in building the future church. Rev Fi Bottcher explores the advent themes of waiting with hope in the gathering places in the world. Synod Intercultural Forum explores what it is to live as a ‘borderless community’. And events galore!