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BUC News

Trivia Night News
Only two days to go until the big Trivia Night event, Saturday 16th June.  Bring lots of gold coins to buy an answer or two, check out the Live Auction and Silent Auction catalogues, make sure you dress up, lots of prizes to be won.

Our Preacher on 17th June will be Rev. David Withers.  David is the Strategic Framework Minister for the Synod.

Pre-school play date
Our next Pre-school play date will be Sunday 17th June (the day after Food Co-op)

Out & About
Join us to visit the New York Museum of Modern Art exhibitionat the NGV, St Kilda Rd on Wednesday 20th June.  Meet at 10.30 am inside the water wall.   Lunch at Flora’s in Flinders Street optional.  Ticket price $28 ($24.50 Seniors and concession).     Out and About is a monthly social group for older, active women and men.
We visit places of interest or meet up for lunch or coffee. New members always welcome. See notice in the Olive Press or contact Helen Rowe for further information about this month’s activity. Ph. 0423 009 813 or email

Calling for Support of Knitters: THIS WEEK
Your knitting can support the LMAW (Love Makes A Way) refugee action imminent.
You can make a red adult-sized beanie (it must be red) using any pattern available here
If you need yarn or needles contact our BUC Olive Pesto (Craft Connection).
The contact for this particular activity is Linda Wannan 0405470568 and email
The beanies are needed by the evening of Wednesday 20th June.
So, contact Linda to arrange a rendezvous to pass your beanie over.
It would be great to have about 20 in total made.
We may need more on the day. If we end up with any extra, they can very usefully go to the KOGO Winter Appeal with our Naidoc-inspired knitting from last Saturday.
All red beanies will be worn with pride, and contribute visually to the action.
Did I say they must be red?!

Worship next Sunday
We will acknowledge Refugee Week (17-23/6) and the 41st Anniversary (22/6) of the UCA during worship.

BUC Cycle
Save the date for the next BUC Cycle ride, after worship, Sunday 8th July.

Wider Church News

Synod Mental Health Survey
The Synod is gathering information and feedback in order to support individuals and families inour congregations who are experiencing mental health issues.  This survey, across the Vic/Tas Synod, seeks your answers and perspectives.  Please respond by 20th July.

Redress scheme, a message from our Moderator
A Media Release concerning the Royal Commission and redress is attached. If this is likely to cause you distress please seek support as you deal with the document.  Our apologies if you receive this through more than one communication channel.
Dear Friends,
Attached is a statement from the President of the Uniting Church Assembly Stuart McMillian about the Uniting Church’s decision to join the redress scheme for survivors of Institutional child sexual abuse.
As a Synod we continue to be committed to supporting  survivors and creating child safe congregations and institutions.
Grace and peace, Rev Sharon Hollis, Moderator.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Service 
Everyone is welcome to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Service on Sunday 24th June, 2pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, Nelson Place, Williamstown.  Join the Venerable Bill and the Reverend Avril and worship in costume.

Community News

They cannot take the sky: stories from detention, 7.45 pm, Wednesday 27th June, Brunswick Library
For more than two decades, Australia has locked up people who arrive here fleeing persecution – sometimes briefly, sometimes for years. In They cannot take the sky, those people tell their stories in their own words. John Gulzari will reflect on some of his experiences and, along with Michael Green, will discuss Behind the Wire’s project on immigration detention, which includes the book, an exhibition, and The Messenger podcast.
Registration essential: or phone any Moreland library.

Because of her, we can! – celebrating NAIDOC Week, 7.30 pm, Monday 9th July, Brunswick Library
Rachael Hocking is a Warlpiri woman with roots in the Northern Territory and Victoria. A graduate of Brunswick Secondary College, with a Bachelor in Communication (Journalism) from RMIT, she is now a reporter and video-journalist for NITV’s news and current affairs team and co-host for the channel’s flagship show, The Point.
Rachael will tell us about the women who have empowered, inspired and enriched her life.
Registration essential: or phone any Moreland library.