Have you followed up on your Mission Appeal pledge yet?

Many people have already increased their regular giving, or have made one-off donations into the relevant BUC account. If you haven’t yet done so, and are able to, please do! Of course, if you need time to make the necessary arrangements that’s totally fine. Here are the details again:

Regular offerings: set up a recurring payment to our ANZ bank account.
BSB: BSB: 013 236
Account: 868 7863

Current Mission Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115732208

Joan Gilchrist Fund:
make donations via BPAY.
BPAY Biller Code: 354548
Reference: 115722043

As always, feel free to ask me about any of this, or anything else to do with BUC’s finances.

Shawn Whelan, Treasurer

Blessing the Animals
After two years of on-line blessings we are delighted to be offering an in-person/animal blessing during worship on Sunday 9th October.  Please bring your well-behaved pets or a photo so that they may be blessed. We will also remember the many other non-human creatures that inhabit our city and our planet and lament the loss of bio-diversity and the ever-present threat of extinction.

Outrageously Original October Lunches & Dinners
Everyone is invited to enjoy the hospitality of a lunch or dinner over four weekends in October.  Complete the host survey or guest survey as appropriate.

OOO Lunch at the Manse
Ian & Beth are hosting a lunch on Sunday 9th October as part of the Outrageously Original October Dinners/Lunches. There is room at the table for more guests. Send Ian a message if you would like participate, 0438 547 842‬

Climate Action News
Read about:  Faith 4 Climate Justice, Brunswick Churches CAG preparations for COP27, Contemplative Tuesdays, BUC CAG, EOI for CoPower Board

Walking Together with First Nations People
We are meeting on Monday 10th October to review the Forum that was held by the First Nations Solidarity Group:   Also doing some planning for the coming months, including some thoughts on ways to respectfully acknowledge January 26.  An invitation is extended to anyone within our BUC community to attend.  We meet by zoom.  Feel free to contact Claire Foley foleyclairep@icloud.com or Jenne Perlstein jenneperl@gmail.com for further information.

Deepening Faith – A deep dive into Christian faith
We are meeting for two more Tuesday evenings  (11 and 18 October) discussing things like:  What is faith? Who is God? Sin and salvation, huh?
7pm @ the Manse (60 Blyth St, Brunswick) beginning with a meal.  Contact Ian if you would like to come (0438547842, iferguson@icloud.com )

Spring Back into Joy
Join in the fun of a Big Day Out for the whole congregation at Queenscliff on Saturday 12th November.  Complete the survey to get involved.

FUNdraising Event
We haven’t had the opportunity to host a major FUNdraising event for the last two years.  The Justice & Mission and FUNdraising committees are looking forward to a Big 0 Birthday & Anniversary celebration on 19th November.  Complete the survey to get involved.

Website feature

Pages on the website are updated regularly.  This week we are featuring the Pastoral Care page. As a community we are all involved on “Pastoral Care” with each other, however it is always valuable to stop and reflect upon how that is going, and how we are “living” that care.  Have a look and let us know what you think, responses to saide.cameron@bigpond.com.


There’s a place for everyone
Phil Kreveld’s exhibition explores memory, the human condition, political history, and identity. Opening Night:  Wednesday 26 October 6-8 pm and Artist talk Friday 28 October 1 PM.  Exhibition runs from 27th October – 20th November at the Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Small Connections
Michael Rigby’s exhibition
 of small works provide a glimpse into reflections on his inner and outer worlds during a challenging, introspective period of my life. Exhibition from 5th July – 25th November at the Ascot Vale Library.

Featuring:  NYALC 2023, R&R podcast 3, National apology 4th anniversary, Faith 4 Climate Justice, Gender equality theology in the Pacific and lots more …

Featuring:  October Crosslight; Refresh, recharge, renew; Pastoral education; Website training; Christmas Cards and more…

Featuring:  Love live church, the church as a place of refuge, climate action, connecting through a community garden ….