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Stewart Lodge & residents
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Finance Committee
Compassion Ministry
BUC Arts
Synod of VicTas
Creatures of the sea

BUC News

In our prayers …
Stephen & Catherine Mullen share the sad news that Stephen’s mother, Pam Mullen, passed away on Tuesday morning.  The funeral will be held on Tuesday 11th May, 2pm at Tuckers Highton Funeral Chapel, 4-32 Province Boulevard, Highton.

Food Co-op
Food Co-op will open for the first time in a year on Saturday 15th May from 10 am to 12 noon.  Please remember to bring your clean containers or cloth bags for distribution of products.   For further information please contact Helen Rowe   Email:

Pentecost Sunday
We gather for worship for our morning service on Sunday 23rd May to celebrate the gift of the Holy Spirit.  Later in the day we gather again with our ecumenical neighbours at 5pm at the Brunswick Baptist Church. The theme, “Abide in my love and you shall bear much fruit”, is based on John 15:1-17 and expresses Grandchamp Community’s vocation to prayer, reconciliation and unity in the church and the human family.  Visit the Ecumenical Service event for more information.

INVITATION to New Study Group
Are you interested in joining a small group with others who wish to – delve into the Bible, read and discuss a book, follow up on the sermon topic, see how our social justice projects align with the teachings of Jesus, or?  If this interests you, we are having an initial catch-up after worship on Sunday May 23rd in the Hall when we can discuss frequency and venue for the group.  Any queries please contact Kirsty Brown 0410 510 305 or Helen Rowe 0423 009 813. This initiative is supported by the Discipleship and Education Committee.

Heritage Walk
BUC’s Walking Together Group is organising an opportunity to walk the Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Trail on Sunday May 23rd.  We’ll meet at 11.30am at the Moreton Bay Fig Tree in the Exhibition  Gardens directly adjacent to the intersection of Gertrude and Nicholson Streets. (The tree is marked on Google Maps.) The official brochure and map for the walk (available here) says this: “Fitzroy not only became the largest Aboriginal community in Victoria, it also became the social and political hub of Aboriginal Melbourne.” The full walk takes about two hours.  If you’ve done this walk before or not, consider coming along and engage some of this important history. More details will be available in coming weeks. RSVP: Geoff Thompson:

BUC News

Preserves stall online
This is your opportunity to buy preserves to support FUNdraising for a hanging system for artwork in the Olive Way.
The BUC Arts committee will be curating installations of artworks in the Olive Way when the program returns to its wonderfully vibrant home space, hopefully in the not too distant future.
Check out the catalogue and email with your order.  You can collect directly from my house or after worship.

Climate Action News

Zero Carbon Moreland
Visit the Zero Carbon Moreland website and scroll down to sign up to receive the newsletter and email updates about how Moreland Council and our community are acting together for a safe climate.

School Strike for Climate
SS4C will be holding a national strike for climate action on Friday 21st May with school students calling on the Australian government to #FundOurFutureNotGas. Put the date in your diary and support the young people.

Wider Church News

Vigil for India
Join faith leaders in Melbourne for an online vigil for the COVID crisis being faced in India by our Indian communities on Tuesday 11th May, 5:00-5:45pm.

UC National News – 5/5-11/5

  • A calling for all God’s people, President’s conference
  • A Covenantal vision, more
  • Seeking dialogue and peace for West Papua, more
  • Budget watch:  Prioritising hope and dignity 
  • And more
    • India and the deepening COVID-19 crisis and for those who are impacted by the travel ban to Australia.
    • An end to the suffering and lasting peace for the indigenous people of West Papua.
    • A spirit of friendship as people of all faiths and none join one another to share in the Iftar meal, including those attending the Building Harmony Iftar Dinner tonight hosted by the Uniting Church and the Affinity Intercultural Foundation.