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BUC News

Act for Peace Christmas Bowl FUNdraising Stalls
Our congregation is a long time supporter of this appeal and one of the big ways we do this is through our FUNraising stalls after worship on Sunday 8th and 15th December.  Find out more:

  • See the event post for information about the projects we will be supporting
  • For information about what will be on offer find out more here
  • To contribute to the Christmas craft component of the stall, contact Glenice, 0414 319 649

Stewart Lodge Card writing
Join Kirsty Bennett in the Olive Way after worship on Sunday 8th December to join in the fun of writing 5-10 Christmas Cards for the 64 residents of Stewart Lodge ready for our Carol singing event.  Cards, a list of names and suggested greetings will be supplied.  Bring your favourite pen!!

Cradled in the Arms of Love
Everyone is invited to the launch of ‘Cradled in the Arms of Love:  the Incredible Journey of the Universe’, by Richard Arnold and Ann Soo, on Sunday 8th December, 1:30 in the BUC Hall.
A silent auction of all the art work for the book will be offered to accompany the book launch. All the proceeds will go directly to The Olive Arts Collective of Brunswick Uniting Church. More information on the Collective here

Blue Christmas
Sunday 15th December, 2pm.  A quiet service of reflection & meditation for people who want a space to grieve, remember loved ones who have died, look back over a difficult year, seek peace in troubled times or simply take some time away from the busyness of this particular time of the year.  We pray, reflect, celebrate Holy Communion.

Stewart Lodge Carols
You are invited to celebrate the joy of Christmas with the residents of Stewart Lodge on Wednesday 18th December, 6:30pm, singing Christmas Carols and sharing supper. Please bring a plate of healthy supper to share. Celebrate with the residents as they receive their gifts.

Carols for Compassion
Join Love Makes A Way to sing for compassion this Christmas season!  We will be singing carols at key points in the Melbourne CBD, calling for just and humane policies for people seeking asylum.
When: 4:30-6pm, Friday 20th December
Where: Meeting at Federation Square, to sing at various points in the CBD
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Olive Pesto News

Saturday 7th December – “OP Extra” 10am-midday in The Olive Way, making flowers and fruit for the Advent installation. All welcome.

Sunday 8th December – 9:30-10:30am .Come to Worship and see the Advent-Installation-So-Far, with Tree by Amelia and ‘new shoots” from Olive Pesto and the Sunday Morning program. (Flowers will be installed 15 December; Fruit on 22 December)

Saturday 14th December – “The Last Olive Pest for 2019” 10am – midday in the Youth Hall. Come relax, refresh, renew your spirits with slow unstructured yarn-craft with others in a friendly laid-back atmosphere.

Olive Way Dates

  • Tuesday 10th December — Open
  • Wednesday 11th December — Open (no lunch, toasties available until 12:30pm)
  • Thursday 12th DecemberClosed for lunch set up
  • Friday 13th December — Christmas lunch party (open from 10am, seating at 12pm)
  • Tuesday 17th December — Open
  • Wednesday 18th December — Open (no lunch, toasties available)
  • Thursday 19th December — Open
  • Olive Way reopens 14th January!!!

Climate Action News

Melbourne – Carols Against Coal
Come and let engineering firm GHD know that people of faith don’t want them to work with Adani Australia. What better way than to sing Carols against Coal?  This event is hosted by ARRCC outside the offices of GHD at 180 Lonsdale St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia on Friday 6th December 12.15-1.15pm.

BUC Climate Action Group
The next meeting will be after worship on Sunday 5th January at 11.15am to help facilitate promotion and coordination of ideas for developing a climate action plan following the recent declaration by the congregation of a Climate Crisis. For more information please contact Richard on or mobile 0407796429. Members of the congregation of all ages are welcome.

National Climate Emergency Summit
On the 14-15th February 2020, Melbourne will host the National Climate Emergency Summit as part of Sustainable Living Festival’s month-long Festival. This summit aims to amplify the current social and political momentum for urgent action – highlighted by over 1200 formal climate emergency declarations throughout the world. Early Bird Registeration now available. Go beyond the declarations and be part of shaping Australia’s climate emergency transition.

Community News

Building a Legacy: How Australia can lead the global response to the refugee crisis – Monday 9th December, 09:30  11:00
An invitation from Peter Kahlil MP, Federal Labor Member for Wills, There is no better time for Australia to take on this role. Next month the United Nations will host the first Global Refugee Forum which will invite countries and stakeholders from around the world to work together on addressing the refugee crisis.  The incentives for our country to provide leadership in this area are numerous. Not only can Australia affirm its positon as an important middle-power in a volatile world, but we can provide international leadership that is effective, humane and demonstrative of the values our egalitarian society holds.
To RSVP to this event, please follow this link

Art for the heart
Art for the Heart 2020 is open for registration. Creative pieces of any form and medium are welcome as always and the exhibition will be held again this year at The Meat Market Stables exhibition space. Please see the attached flyers for all the information you may need.
To register please go to: