Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Yoo Mi preparing for Ordination
Valentina & Tom settling in to Launceston
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

BUC News

Sacred People, Sacred Earth
On Thursday 11th March, Brunswick UC will join faith communities around the world for the biggest-ever multi-faith Day of Action on the climate crisis called Sacred People, Sacred Earth.  Read more here.
Watch ‘A call to members of Brunswick UC‘ to sign the Statement and support the ‘Sounding The Alarm’ actions of 11 March 2021 called Sacred People Sacred Earth. This is part of a worldwide day of action under Green Faith International and ARRCC Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.
read and sign the ‘Global Multi-Faith Statement on the Climate’ before 11th March, when BUC joins hundreds of thousands of multi-faith folk around the world supporting this statement.

Holy Week Worship planning
Save the date – join members of the worship committee to plan for worship during Holy Week on Tuesday 9th March, 7:30pm in the worship space.  Email to request a copy of the lectionary (Bible readings) for the services.

Second Wednesday of the Month Book Club – Back to Zoom for now
BUC’s daytime book club has one or two vacancies.  We have reverted to zoom meetings for the time being as we wish to ensure the safety of all our members.  Next meeting:  Wednesday 10th March, 11am on Zoom.  Contact Claire Foley,  0419 988 972.

Ordination of Yoo Mi Park
The Ordination of Yoo Mi Park was postponed due to the snap lockdown and will now take place on Sunday 14th March, 2:00pm at Brunswick UC.  We are so delighted to be hosting this special event for Yoo Mi.  Yoo Mi provided pastoral care supply ministry while Ian was offering supply ministry in Bairnsdale last year.  The service will be live streamed on our BUC YouTube Channel

Cupboard with a story
Callum and Kristin have retired a cupboard that that was owned by Eva and Klaus and had some “special” Klaus modifications made to it.   It has been through a few owners, and the 2 front feet are a little shaky, so this move will probably be it’s last one before they fall apart completely.  Contact Kristin if you are interested, 0425 769 645.  Only available for 2 weeks, after that it will be disposed of.

Community News

Palm Sunday Rally
Palm Sunday (28th March)
is an important opportunity to raise awareness of the continuing injustice and cruelty experienced by refugees and people who are seeking asylum.  This year Palm Sunday actions are calling for:

  • Permanent visas for all refugees
  • Basic income support for people in the community while their refugee status is assessed
  • Release ALL Refugees from Detention
  • An end to offshore processing

You can support Palm Sunday by attending an event on the day (all actions will be organised to be Covid-safe), sharing material on social media from the Speaking Out for Refugees FB page, posting your own messages of support, sharing information about the Justice and a Fair Go for Refugees Webinar, and taking action online.

Wider Church News

Synod 2021 – Like Leaven in the Loaf

  • Day One – Moderator’s address, introduction to Moderator-elect candidates
  • Day Two – Announcement of Moderator-elect, presentation of proposals & reports
  • Day Three – Standing committee election, discussion on covenanting

UC National News, 3rd-9th March

  • International Women’s Day 2021, President’s Message
  • Innovation – Part of our DNA
  • Putting Older Australians at the centre of reforms
  • Three Prayers Requests for World Day of Prayer 
  • And more …
    • Women everywhere. We especially give thanks for the ways women generously give their time, compassion and care to others.
    • Australia’s response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged care and the work towards crucial reforms.
    • The space for people to discern and think creatively about the fresh words and deeds that God is calling the Church to embody.