BUC News

Johnny Salameh’s No Direction is a powerful artwork that is currently on display in our tower window facing Sydney Road. We are seeking donations to contribute towards the purchase of this artwork to be permanently displayed within our church. Therefore, if you are interested in contributing, please deposit directly into the account detailed below ANZ account 013-236-008687863 online J S Artwork.

Join in the fun of singing Christmas Carols on the steps facing Sydney Rd after worship on the third Sunday of Advent, 17th December. We make a joyful sound and have fun singing all our favourite carols all while attracting the admiring attention of passersby.

Join us for Stewart Lodge Carols, 85 Stewart St. Brunswick on Tuesday 19th December at 6:30pm to sing carols and then share in the joy and fun of gift giving and supper. (Bring a plate of supper to share.)

The Olive Way will close for the year on Wednesday 20th December with the annual Christmas Lunch. All hands on deck will be needed to help out with setting up, shopping for supplies, helping out Pete and Hannah in the kitchen on the Monday (18th), serving, cleaning, and packing up at the end.  Please let Peter Blair know if you are able to help out, and for how long, (0431193810) or peteblair75@gmail.com.

BUC News

24th December: Advent 4 & Christmas Eve – A rare opportunity to worship three times in one day.

  • Come along at 9:30am for worship during which Richard Arnold will offer us an opportunity to meditate as part of our regular liturgical flow
  • Then come back at 7:00pm for our Pageant: A message of hope & joy, a celebration for all ages
  • Have a short rest and return at 11:30pm to celebrate the birth of Christ as we worship by candlelight and celebrate Holy Communion

A totally excellent way to spend the day indeed!! Then of course you can return again on Christmas morning 9:30am to once again celebrate the birth of our Saviour.

Wider Church News

A Christmas Greeting from Moderator, Sharon Hollis

On behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly please find the attached Pastoral Statement re the Royal Commission Final Report with prayers from President Stuart McMillan to be shared with congregations.

Richmond Uniting Church invites you to come along to Beers & Carols at the Wesley Anne on Sunday 17th December.

Christmas Bowl Story

Advent 3, Harvest of joy – Helping farmers learn new skills to survive – $20 can provide a Zimbabwean farmer with a maize starter pack.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Ecumenical Neighbours
Assembly President
CY&YA Committee
Property Committee
Hospitality Ministry
Sanctuary Movement
Indigenous Hospitality House
UCA Assembly
Creatures of the air

Presbytery Prayer Points
Mr John Bumford & congregation