Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Council
Olive Way program
Pastoral Care Committee
Justice & Mission Committee
Sunday Morning Program
Roster participants
Non-Violent Direct Action
FUNdraising Committee
Presbytery of Port Philip West
Creatures of the land

Holy Week worship

  • Maundy Thursday, 1st April, 7:30pm
    In the past, this has been a footwashing service, but this year because of COVID we are focusing instead on the Last Supper alone.
    This service will not be live-streamed.
  • Good Friday, 2nd April, 9:30am
  • Dawn Service, 4th April, 6:30am
    This service will not be live-streamed.
  • Easter Day, 4th April, 9:30am
    We celebrate the risen Christ and share in Holy Communion.

BUC News

Must see viewing
Recently released refugee Moz Azimitibar will be appearing on One Plus One on ABC at 9.30 pm on Thursday 1st April.  He has asked that we show our support by watching the program.  Contact Abi, 0429 194 161 or Leanne, 0449 912 092 for more information.

Olive Pages
Our Directory of contact details and other information was emailed on Monday evening.  If you have not received the email or would like a printed copy please let Saide know,

On leave
Ian Ferguson and Dave Hall will be on leave for the week following Easter Day.  We welcome Peter Blair, Olive Way Pastor, as our preacher on Sunday 11th April.

Holy Week Olive Branch
A special edition of the Olive Branch focussing on Holy Week will be published on 11th April.  If you have any photos or reflections that you would like to offer please email them to by Wednesday 7th April.

Christmas Bowl Appeal Donations
If you made a credit card donation to the Christmas Bowl last year using the envelopes provided at worship or in the Advent Packs please contact our Treasurer Shawn Whelan, 0418 613 898.

Church Camp
This year the Church Camp committee is very excited to welcome you back to our old stomping ground, Adekate Lodge, as part of the 2021 Brunswick Uniting Church Camp. Save the date for 23rd – 25th April to be part of a fun, relaxing, and affirming weekend in fellowship with our BUC community. Don’t miss out on this chance to meet new folks and catch up again with old friends over a meal, a bushwalk, or a good old fashioned sing-along. Keep an eye out for registration details to be sent out in the next week.
If you are keen to get involved, or have any questions about the event, please contact Courtney Rohde, / 0448 233 321.

BUC News

Faith Exploration Group
Interested in a deep dive into Christian faith? – perhaps with a view towards Baptism and/or Confirmation? Ian is forming a group to go on this journey together, destination unknown! If you’d like to be part of it or just want to know more about it, please contact Ian on 0438 547 842.

Healing Haunted Histories – a reading and discussion group.
A number of people have expressed interest in reading and discussing together the latest book by Ched Myers written with his spouse Elaine Enns. Join Brad Coath for a number of sessions working through the book together. Please let Brad and Ian know if you are interested and we will find a time that suits ( 0438547842

Pastoral Care Review Report
Many of us participated in interviews for the review of our Pastoral Care ministry late last year. The report produced by the Review Team has been received and adopted by Church Council and is now available to be read. We will celebrate our Pastoral Care ministry in worship this Sunday.
The report is available here. It responds to our Pastoral Care Vision Document from 2014 with its themes of Hospitality, Compassion and Community

Wider Church News

Moderator’s Easter Message
The story of our life turns, when we are known and called by name (John 20:16).  Moderate Rev Denise Liersch offers her Easter message.

Crosslight April 2021
Pick up a hard copy or check out the e-version here.

Community Wills Day
The Brunswick Salvation Army are offering a Wills Day on Thursday 22nd April.  For $70 (or $120 for a couple) you can make an appointment to have your Will arranged or updated by a volunteer solicitor (Simple Wills only).  For enquiries and bookings, please phone 1800 337 082 or 0417 155 691 or book online on  All proceeds will support the Salvos’ work in the Brunswick and surrounding community.

UC National News, 31st March – 6th April

  • President’s Easter Message
  • Walking Together to the empty tomb, Rev S. Juliette Maua’i reflection
  • Strong heart-land voices must be heard, Voice for First Nations Peoples
  • Ending Loneliness Together, more
  • more …
    • Christians everywhere as we share the hope of the Easter story.
    • Those who will spend their Easter weekend recovering from the floods and communities in Queensland responding to a new outbreak of COVID-19.
    • For a more connected society without loneliness.
    • For you and your communities to know the hope, courage, love and joy inspired by the presence of the risen Christ.