Olive Way Christmas celebration
The Olive Way community is looking forward to celebrating in style.  There are lots of opportunities to provide support. Please email Peter and Ruth at buc.oliveway@gmail.com to confirm what you would like to do and when.

ASWC Celebrating 20 years
The Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre (ASWC), is proudly celebrating its 20th Anniversary on Tuesday 6th December.  All are welcome to held celebrate this special occasion.  As part of the celebration the ASWC is running an online silent auction with great prizes of all shapes and sizes – why not get a start on your Christmas shopping for a very good cause?  The auction is now live and closes at 6pm on Tuesday 6th of December   All funds raised will go directly to supporting people seeking asylum. Please feel free to share the silent auction details with your networks, family and friends.

Stewart Lodge Christmas
For many years now BUC has remembered the residents at Stewart Lodge at Christmas, singing carols and giving gifts. For the last two years we have given each resident (approximately 60) a handwritten card and a small bag of shortbread. JAM would like to do this again.  Find out how you can help.

Interserve: Ordinary Christians serving God in difficult places
Dianne de Vos is hosting a small gathering for people who want to learn more about what  God doing in the Asian and Arab world through partnership with Interserve. When: Thursday 2.00-3.00pm December 8th.  Where: Vicarage, Christchurch Brunswick 8 Glenlyon Rd.  For more information contact Dianne at diannedevos@protonmail.com

Carols & Jazz
Join the Christ Church community for a relaxed family friendly event with a live Jazz performance by Michelle Nicolle, on Wednesday 14th December, 6pm beside the Lamb & Flag Cafe


The new liturgical year begins on Sunday 27th Novemberwith the four Sundays of the season of Advent leading into the season of Christmas.   See the recent Advent & Christmas worship email for information about:

  • the Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal
  • Creating for worship
  • Worshipping at home during Advent
  • joining the Advent & Christmas Choir
  • supporting the Christmas Eve Pageant
  • Christmas worship services

Climate Action News

Read about:   Climate Crisis in the December Crosslight and a ‘Welcome shareholders at the NAB AGM with a message to stop funding Whitehaven Coal’ action

Recycle right:  An Envirocom Presentation for Meribek City Council

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Tower Room Window page. On this page you’ll find information about the current Advent display being curated by Amelia Ware together with details about Advent and Christmas worship.   Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.

Featuring:  We say no to violence, An enterprise in hope, Voice to Parliament, Young leaders gather, Follow the Advent season, and lots more.

Featuring:  December Crosslight, Violence Awareness, Advent & Christmas worship, Autism resources, Reflective practice, Christmas cards from Uniting and more

Featuring:  What’s the clause with Santa Clause? Christmas Smells (a song), Mental Health Matters, Concerned about Climate Change?, New Child Safe Training and more …