Worship rosters

Can you help with gaps on the October & November rosters – welcoming, laptop operator, driving Stewart Lodge residents and minding the Olive Way Door?  Contact Saide, 0407 096 743, to find out more.   We also need an extra morning tea helper on 24th September.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
BIUC Congregation
Fiona – MoD candidate
UnitingCare ReGen
D&E Committee
Presbytery Representative
Student House Program
Community Ministry
Love Makes a Way
Food Co-op
Our planet & all she holds

BUC News

We have received the following message from our Peace Felt Partner:
Hello, I had a lovely delivery yesterday as your Peace Felt arrived safely to me.
It’s a beautiful piece and I love that it’s come from so far, and your church looks a beautiful building. I’ve been having a little browse of your website and found your blog about it too. It brings extra joy knowing its life began in such a happy gathering and amongst so much art being created.
Thank you Ann for organizing the posting and Natalie for creating this piece. The felting community has always been the friendliest and most giving of all crafting groups I’ve encountered.
All the best, Leila

Thank you to everyone who participated in all the fun of Glitter Balls & big Hair. We have raised approximately $3,500 at this stage. The Bake & Craft stall will be available after worship on Sunday 24th September.

The Japanese Maples at BUC are looking for a new home. They are not thriving in the walk way between the Olive Way and Hall. Please contact Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654, if you are interested.

Everyone is welcome to the next BUC Arts Craft Meetup on Saturday 7th October, 10am-2pm in the Olive Way. We’ll be making Red Poppies for 2018 and Kangaroo Joey pouches. Contact Linda lindawannan@gmail.com or details here.

Join the Asylum Seeker Welcome Centre for Grand Final Day, 30th September, at Siteworks, 33 Saxon St. Brunswick, noon – 5pm. All welcome. Details here.

The next BUC Cycle ride will be held after worship on Sunday 24th September. Bring your bike, bring your gear, enjoy some morning tea and then head out for a ride. Contact Colin Hunter, 0407 522 587 or Ray Cameron, 0407 883 654 for more information.

BUC News

Preparations for the What is Creativity’ Exhibition continues with the second of our Open Studio sessions in the West End of the Hall after worship on 24th September.

The exhibition will run from 27th October to 7th November will two evening events. Volunteers are needed to host the open sessions during the week. Please contact Ann Soo, 0422 842 244 or Simone Alesich, 0403 782 40 if you can offer your time and for more information.  Details about submitting work is available here.

Reports, stories, news, photos and any other contributions for the October Olive Branch are very welcome. Please email them to saide.cameron@bigond.com by Monday 25th September.

Ian and Beth will be travelling overseas for 5 weeks from 4th September on a mutual Long Service Leave break. In Ian’s absence we will welcome a series of guest preachers. Pastoral Care minister Trish Graham will work with the Pastoral Care Compassion Team to meet any specific needs.

Wider Church News

North Essendon UC will be showing ‘Lady in the Van’ for their movie night on Friday 6th October. RSVP to Carol, 9307 5107. Details here.

Sunshine UC is seeking to fill a new position for a Youth Centre Co-ordinator. Details here.

Community News

Nailed it? – You are invited to a church service to celebrate 500 years of the Protestant Reformation. Written & directed by Sharmini Kumar, 30th September or 1st October, 2pm at BUC. Free entry for BUC members, just indicate who you are at the door. Further details here

Presbytery Prayer Points
St Albans
Caroline Springs (Town Well)
Feke Kamitoni