This week our worship service will focus on respecting and honouring the First Nations people of the land on which BUC stands and connecting with the local First Nations community, particularly the Wurundjeri – Woiworong Tribe, in response to the Black Lives Matter movement. You are invited to bring some eucalypt leaves or twigs or a rock or anything else that connects you to the land.
Moz’s calling party – Phones are a lifeline
Can you imagine living in lockdown without access to your friends and family via the internet on your phone or computer? The refugees detained in the Mantra and Kangaroo Point hotel prisons will be facing living in solitary confinement with no outside contact if Alan Tudge gets his way.
Julia Stuart and Mostafa Azimitabar are hosting a calling party on Tuesday 1st September and encouraging everyone to contact Alan Tudge’s office to let him know that Australians will not stand for the removal of phones from refugees in detention.
See the Facebook event for all the details and be ready to make a call.
Do you have room in your home for a mother and her 2 year old son for a couple of months? A mother from the Philippines has become stranded in Australia with her son by the pandemic. She is a victim of family violence and is currently in in the care of Safe Steps Family Violence Response Centre. She is looking for accomodation while she gets back on her feet. If you are able to help, please contact Ian.
Hands that help; hands that heal; hands that bless
Colin Hunter created the beautiful sculpture that bears this name. Read the story, enjoy some photos here. We look forward to a time when we can all gather again and have the opportunity to truly appreciate this artwork which Colin says has been ‘created to touch’. Thank you Colin.
September Olive Branch
This month’s edition will be available by email on Sunday and will be posted out to those who prefer a printed copy.