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Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal

Each week a link to a video for one of the projects being supported by the appeal will be provided.  Please take the time to watch these videos, to learn about the important work being done by our partner churches around the world.

Advent 2 – Creating peace through education
Jesus tells us that to live our faith we must actively work to spread peace across the Earth. … read here, watch here

BUC News

During worship on Sunday 9th December we will celebrate the baptism of Alireza Jahangiri.

Christmas Bowl FUNdraising stalls
The Act for Peace Christmas Bowl Appeal FUNdraising stalls will be offered after worship on Sunday 9th December.  Lots of amazing gifts made by Olive Pesto crafters will be on sale together with baked goods, preserves and Christmas Cakes & Puddings.  The theme for this year’s appeal is ‘Love thy neighbour.

Carols against Coal
Can you spare 10 minutes to help stop Adani and show your concern about climate change?  Stay in the worship space for 5-10 minutes after worship on Sunday 9th December and sing 2 carols against coal… it’s that easy!!  Our wonderful musicians will lead the singing and we will be videoed.  ARRCC (Australian Religious Response to Climate Change) will then use videos from communities all around Australia to flood social media and our politicians with the videos.  Then there will be our normal yummy morning tea as usual.  Look forward to seeing you there. For more info contact Gwen Arnold on 0413047938 or have a look at website

Boogie Cuts – The Exhibition
Come and enjoy the amazing works produced by Collage Workshop participants after worship on Sundays 9th and 16th November in the Youth Hall.  Boogie Cuts invites you to explore the range of styles including Mondrian inspired, Urban Grunge, Poetry and Narrative and Matisse inspired.  Thank you to our wonderful teacher Priscilla Manthey.  It’s not too late – you can join the workshop after worship on 2nd and 9th December.  All materials provided, all are welcome.  Come as you are.

 BUC News

Carols at the Manse
Carols at the Manse is a delightful evening of carol singing, story telling and supper.  Come along to the Manse, 60 Blyth St. on Friday 14th December at 7pm.  Bring a plate of supper to share and make a donation to support the Christmas Bowl Appeal.

Stewart Lodge Carols
Come along to Stewart Lodge on Wednesday 19th December, 6:30-8:00pm to sing carols and then share in the joy and fun of gift giving and supper. You can participate by:

  • Coming along and singing carols on the night
  • Helping with writing Christmas Cards on 9th & 16th December
  • Helping prepare and share supper
  • Making a cash donation after worship on 2nd or 9th December toward the IGA gift cards that we’ll be giving to the residents.

You can place your donation in the retiring offering box after worship or make an internet transfer to our bank account, reference “Stewart” or “SLodge” in the description field. Our bank account is ANZ Brunswick branch BSB 013236 account 008687863.
For further information contact Richard Arnold on 0407 796 429 or email

Table Church
New date for Table Church – now Sunday 16th December. (not the 9th).  Hosted by the Rowe’s, 94 McPherson Street Essendon, 6-8pm.  Please let Helen know if you will attend and what food you could contribute. 0423 009 813

Food Co-op News
The Committee has CANCELLED Food Co-op for 19th January because the floors of the church halls will be sanded and resurfaced in January.  Our Food Co-op meeting space is required to store the furniture while the floor sanding is in progress.  To accommodate your purchasing needs we have additional bulk stocks of popular products, available on 8th December.  PLEASE NOTE:  we will be unable to supply large quantities i.e. more than what you might purchase across a regular two month period.

Wider Church News

Beers & Carols
Come along for a festive afternoon at the Wesley Ann, 250 High St., Northcote to sing carols and drink a glass or two of beer on Sunday 9th December, 4-6pm.  This annual event is a joint venture of Richmond, Brunswick and Northcote Uniting Churches.