Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Joint Nominating Committee
BIUC Congregation
New Student House residents
Pastoral Care Appreciative Enquiry
Student House Working Bee
Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network Speaker Tour
Blessing the animals
Blessing the bikes
Olive Pesto
Pageant preparations

BUC News

Worship on 30th September
On this fifth Sunday in the month we will be worshipping with the Brunswick Indonesian UC congregation at 5pm.  Our morning service will be reflective in shape and style and include a celebration of Holy Communion. Morning Tea will not be provided after worship  as a meal will be shared after the evening service.

More than Cut & Paste – Unfortunately the Collage Workshop scheduled to start on 30th September has been postponed. Stay tuned for a new starting date. Contact Ann Soo for further information, 0422 842 244.

Death in October
Death in October
 is a four week series being offered on Thursdays in Octoberby the Discipleship & Education Committee.

  • Death over Dinner – Bring and share a meal on Thursday 4th October, 7pm in the Olive Way
  • Voluntary Assisted Dying Forum – Q&A with an expert on the Victorian legislation, a theologian and a pastoral educator on Thursday 11th October, 7:30pm in the Church.
  • Advanced Care Planning Workshop – You decide who decides – be open, be ready, be heard – guidance in preparing an advanced care plan on Thursday 18th October, 7:30pm in the Olive Way
  • Grief & Loss – An experiential session to reflect on your losses – a safe and loving place to just be on Thursday 25th October, 7pm in the Church.

Olive Pesto
The Olive Pesto Group have their sights set on all things Christmas in preparation for the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl appeal stalls to be held after worship on the first two Sundays in December.  If you want to join in the fun of creating Christmas craft join the group on the first Saturday of the month, 6th October and 3rd November in the Youth Hall.  Contact Linda Wannan, 0405 470 568, for more information and/or check out the September newsletter.

Cafe Style Morning Tea with Appreciative Enquiry
During Cafe Style Morning Tea after worship on 7th October you are invited to participate in an ‘Appreciative Enquiry’.  This will be an opportunity for the Pastoral Care Community team to investigate, reflect on and analyse our group life and opportunities for connectedness in the congregation.  Save the date now so you can stay on and participate.  Team members:  Ian Ferguson, Saide Cameron, Karlien Kok, Kristin Dahl.

Craft Exchange
Come along to the Craft Exchange on Saturday 13th October, 10:30am-12:30pm in the Youth Hall.  It’s a fun and very easy process
1.  Bring your unsused and unwanted (good quality) craft (and art) supplies
2.  Swap them for someone else’s craft (and art supplies). That’s it!
Contact Simone for further information:

BUC News

Blessing the Animals
Bring your pet(s) or a photo if that’s easier/safer to worship on 14th October for a special blessing.  We offer this blessing in response to the Feast of St. Francis of Assis (4/10).  We will also pray for animals and pets we have loved and lost and for species threatened by extinction and for those already lost to our planet.

PIEN Speaking Tour
Our congregation is a major sponsor of this important tour, organised by the Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network.  See the latest PIEN update for a message from the speaker Areej.
All details of the PIEN tour (7th-27th October) are available here including three dates in Melbourne (including one hosted by us!!):

  • 10th October at 8.00pm – Spirituality in the Pub, The Pumphouse Hotel, 128 Nicholson St, Fitzroy (opp. Carlton Gardens). Meals available at Pub from 6.00pm.
  • 17th October at 7:15pm sign in for 7:30pm start – Live Webinar through Ridley College, open to the public. Prior registration required.
  • 21st October at 9.30am – Worship at Brunswick Uniting Church. Areej will speak at a forum after worship, the forum will conclude with time for lunch and further discussion.  RSVP 18th October to so that we can make sure there is enough delicious food for everyone.  We’ll be placing an order at A1 bakeries and providing fruit platters as well.

Community News

As supporters of Uniting Lentara’s Asylum Seeker Programs, we are invited to join the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre as they participate in the Melbourne Marathon on Sunday 14th October this year. Uniting is getting active at the Melbourne Marathon to raise funds for the Asylum Seeker Project in Brunswick. You can get involved in different ways:

  1. Sign up to take part! You don’t have to run the full or half marathon – there are also options to walk 3km or run 5 or 10km. You can fundraise as part of our team by going to
  2. Donate to or sponsor one of those taking part. If you go to the team page ( you can support the team as a whole or find a friend/colleague and support them.

The ASWC is hoping to raise $2000 through the Marathon, it would appreciate it if you could share these links to your networks and for everyone to beget involved!