The Olive Pages
The Olive Pages (Directory of contact details and other useful information) will be updated over the next two weeks. Please respond to the Olive Pages email to be sent out on Monday with any changes or additions. If you are new to the congregation and wish to be included in the Olive Pages please email email@example.com with your details. If you have any questions please call Saide, 0407 096 743.
Thank you to …
Wayne & Susan Matthews for generously opening their home for the BBQ & Pool Party on 29th February. This was a FUNdraising event for our Shed Mural project and Bushfire Relief (with the money going directly to Ian to use at his discretion). If you would like to make a donation to either of these you can do so directly to our church account with the reference ‘Mural project’ or ‘Bushfire relief’. For details of our bank account please email our Treasurer
Thank you also to everyone who supported our participation in the Sydney Road Street Party on Sunday 1st March. It was a hot and windy day and we were grateful for all the various ways we connected with people as they passed by our property.
Reflections during Lent
The Discipleship & Education committee invites you to a series of Lenten reflections after worship, 11:30-1:00, on 8th, 15th & 22nd March in the Gathering Space. These are stand alone sessions, no need to commit to all three.
The second of the Lenten Talk Faith groups will be held on 26th March, 7:30pm in the Youth Hall.
For more information contact Meg Orton, 0427 052 790 or Valentina Satvedi Leydon, 0456 099 448
The Justice & Mission committee will launch the Synod of VicTas Lenten Offering Appeal during worship on 8th March. Last week during the All Age Worship service the children decorated envelopes for us to take home – there may not be enough for everyone, spare envelopes are available for you to take home decorate as you wish. You are invited to place an amount of money of your choosing in the envelope each week as a form of Lenten discipline of in response to what you are experiencing or reflecting on. We will receive and bless these offerings during worship on Palm Sunday.
Holy Week Worship Planning
The worship committee is hosting an open planning meeting to plan and prepare for worship during Holy Week. Please join us for a light meal on Tuesday 10th March, 6:30pm in the Olive Way. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org for catering purposes. The lectionary readings are available here for pre-reading.
Mechanics of the Eye
“Mechanics of the Eye” life drawing classes will be offered for three more weeks Sundays 8th, 15th & 22nd in the West End of the Hall at 12 noon., 11.45am – 2.15pm (includes prep and tidy-up).. Paper and pencils are available or BYO. West End Hall at the church. $10/$1-$5 concession per class.
This beautiful worship series for school aged children and adults returns for three weeks during Lent and Holy Week – 25th March, 1st & 8th April. Contact Dave Hall, CYYA pastor, for more information, 0417 310 128.
Art for the Heart
Seven artists from the Olive Arts Collective have contributed works to the annual Art for the Heart exhibition. Come along to the launch on Saturday 28th March, 2:30-5:00pm. The exhibition will be open to the public, Saturday, 28th March – Sunday, 5th April 2020 from 10.00am to 6.00pm daily.
Twice a year we offer an opportunity for people who are new or newish to the congregation to participate in a liturgy during which you can name Brunswick UC as your community of faith. Our first one for this year is during worship on Sunday 29th March. For more information see the Welcoming Ceremony Event post.
The Pastoral Care Community Team has a vision that after worship on 29th March there will be lots of lunches happening in our community. If you would like to be a host and invite one or two of the people who have been welcomed, along with others from the congregation, to lunch – this is your moment! The Pastoral Care Hospitality Team will put you in touch with those being welcomed and for the rest we invite you to look around at worship or look through the Directory beforehand. Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743, to offer to be a host.