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Rev Ian Pearse
Rev Temukisa Amituania’i-Vaeluaga

BUC News for 19th November

Shawn Whelan, Chair of Church Council, will host a Strategic Plan Forum after worship on Sunday 19th November in preparation for the Congregational Meeting. Please read the Draft Strategic Plan before Sunday.

Table Church will meet on Sunday 19th November at 6pm at the Rowe’s home. We share fellowship around a simple meal and liturgy at the beginning of a new week. Contact Helen on 0423 009 813 or Tim Budge on 0412 051 574 for further information.  Please join us.

SURVEY TO END ON SUNDAY – Did you attend the Creativity Exhibition or Performances?
We’d love to hear how you experienced the recent exhibition – “What does Creativity mean to you?” This survey is open to all visitors to the exhibition and performance events. We would like your feedback.  Click on this link to begin
with thanks, the BUCArts Committee

A Congregational Meeting will be held after worship on Sunday 26th November. The meeting will include the election of Elders and will be followed by a Congregational Lunch. Please contact Saide Cameron, 0407 096 743 for more information.

Have you considered becoming a Presbytery Representative for our Congregation? Kate Scull, Helen Rowe and Jane Allardice have all taken on this role in the last couple of years and have enjoyed the opportunity to be involved in this level of the UC organization. Kate is continuing next year. Jane is concluding so we need a new rep. We will be calling for nominations at the Congregational Meeting. Read here for more details.

Join the choir – The Advent choir will sing during worship on 17th December and then again for the Christmas Eve Pageant.

  • It’s always lots of fun, a great way to learn a new song, meet people you may not have met before and most importantly of all a way to celebrate the seasons of Advent and Christmas.
  • Contact Elaine Potter, 0434 671 109 to register your interest or find out more.
  • First meeting will be after worship on 19th November with rehearsals beginning 22nd November.

Christian Meditation at Brunswick
There are a number of opportunities to be involved in Christian Meditation in Brunswick.  There are weekly meetings at 29 MacFarland Street Brunswick each Wednesday at 8am and 5.30pm (meetings go for 30 minutes). These will be every Wednesday until 13th December, except 29th November.
There is one more Sunday meditation time, meeting at the church at 8.15am: Sunday 10th December.
New meditators are welcome and teaching is provided.  For more information contact Richard on 0407 796 429

BUC News

Save the date!  Stewart Lodge Christmas Carols and Gift presentation night
Tuesday 19th December between 6.30 and 8.00 pm at Stewart Lodge 85 Stewart Street Brunswick
You can participate by:

  • Making a donation toward the 70 gift bags (each valued at $30) which we will give to each of the residents.
  • Coming along and singing carols on the night
  • Helping with the packing of the bags on Sunday 10th December at 11.30 am
  • Helping prepare and share supper before the presentation of gifts

Please place your donation in the special retiring offering box at church after worship or give it to Richard Arnold. You can also make internet transfers to our bank account, as long as they put “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 0407796429 or email

Looking for a new home – two sets of bunk beds (tubular steel), one royal blue & very plain, the other heritage green with a decorative head. Also a full set of encyclopaedias from around 1975 with corresponding year books for at least the 10 following years. Contact Catherine Mullen, 9382 1212.

Wider Church News

Road Trauma Support Services Victoria invite you to a ‘Time for Remembering‘ on Sunday 19th November, 11:45am, Queens Hall, Parliament House. Details here

Sophia’s Spring UC (CERES) will hold a ‘Break the Silence Sunday’ service on Sunday 26th November, 10am, with Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis as guest speaker, to reflect on the issue of violence against women and girls and how the Church might take action to prevent it. Morning Tea will be provided following the service.

25th November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women and the beginning of the global campaign known as the ’16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence’ which runs from November 25 to December 10 – International Human Rights day.  The sixteen days includes World Aids day – Dec 1; International Day for Abolition of Slavery Dec 2;Persons With Disabilities Day Dec 3; commemoration of the Montreal Massacre Dec 6; and Victims of Genocide Commemoration Dec 9.

Also on 26th November at 2.30pm at St Peter’s Eastern Hill there will be an ecumenical service to remember the victim/survivors of violence. All are welcome.

Community News

ACF Community Inner North invites you to a sreening of Guarding the Galilee on Monday 20th November, 7pm at ‘The Royal Oak’. Details here.