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

BUC News

Volunteering at BUC
The CC Initiatives Task Group on Committee Membership and Participation invites and encourages you to respond to 4 ‘tick-box’ questions about volunteering.

Worship – Advent
During Advent we will listen to the voices from our lectionary readings together with the voices around us.  We will continue to feature Emergence artworks through the services.  Dave is creating a Nativity set during the time with the children.  Everyone is welcome to contribute a favourite piece – you will get it back!

Advent 2 – Holy Communion
During worship on 5th December we will celebrate Holy Communion and reflect on one of the stories from With Open Arms.

Advent 3 – Baptisms
During worship on 12th December we will celebrate the baptisms of Natalie and Arian – children of NIli and Hamid, Samantha – daughter of Jess and Nick, Ben – son of Bec and Ross

Chat with Peter Khalil
Our Federal member of Parliament Peter Khalil will be joining us after worship on 12th December for a chat. This is a chance for BUC to ask questions and let Peter know what matters to us as a faith community. While this is an informal chat, if you would like to ask a question it would be good to know ahead so we can make sure there is enough time. Please contact Kirsty Bennett on

Statement from the Heart Study Guide
This study guide has been prepared by the Uniting Church in Australia as one important way we can better understand Sovereignty and the determination of First Nations Peoples for Voice, Treaty and Truth-Telling.  The Walking Together Group invites you to the next meeting on  Monday 13 December at 7.30 pm, by zoom.  Newcomers are welcome.

Could you bake some shortbread?
For many years now BUC has remembered the residents at Stewart Lodge at Christmas, singing carols and giving gifts. Last year we gave each resident a handwritten card and a small bag of shortbread. JAM would like to do this again.
We are looking forward volunteers to make 2 dozen pieces of shortbread.  Can you help? We need them by 20th December.
Please email or text Kirsty at or 0438380433.

Christmas Bowl Catalogue
Our Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal Catalgoue is now available featuring Gingerbread houses, Christmas Cards (artwork by Ann Soo), Gift cards (photos by Ian Ferguson), preserves, cakes and puddings. Download the catalgoue and place your orders now.  Donate to the Christmas Bowl here.

Christmas worship
We are offering our regular four Christmas services this year however please note that there will not be a worship service on Sunday 26th December.

Community News

Pop-up vaccination clinic
The Uniting Asylum Seeker Programs, the Olive Way, the Brunswick Uniting Church and Your Community Health are joining forces to host a pop-up, drop-in vaccination clinic!
WHEN: Tuesday 7th December, 11am – 3pm
WHERE: Brunswick Uniting Church Hall, 212 Sydney Road, Brunswick (entry via Merri Street)
WHO: Anybody! First dose, second dose and boosters* will be available. If you have any questions or are uncertain about getting vaccinated, health professionals will be available to talk through concerns and answer any questions non-judgementally
WHAT: There will be Pfizer and Astra-Zeneca vaccinations available for walk-ins. If you require a second dose of Moderna, please let us know and the Your Community Health staff will make sure your second dose is available on the day
ACCESSIBILITY: The hall is fully accessible. There will be staff in attendance who can speak Pashto, Dari, Urdu Somali and Arabic. Phone interpreters will be available for any other languages needed
*Boosters are subject to eligibility. The current advice is for boosters to be administered 6 months after your second dose. If this advice changes, you might be eligible sooner than that. Health professionals will be on site to answer any questions or queries you might have.

Wider Church News

UC National News, 1-7/12