BUC News

Brunswick UC craft connection “Olive Pesto” have invited the Brunswick Boomerang Bags on Saturday 5th May, 10am-midday in the youth hall.

From the CY&YA committee
The CYYA committee (Children, Youth, and Young Adult) is made up of four volunteers (David Moorhouse, Anita Brown-Major, Catherine Drimmel and Rachel U’ren) and three staff members (Ian, Anika and Caitlin). We aim to encourage, support, and oversee the work with children, families and young adults in our community at BUC. We are keen to welcome new members to the committee and ask that you contact Anita if you are interested in joining our fun group.

Over the coming months we will farewell Anika Jensen from her two roles within the church, which have taken form as 10 hours a week dedicated to the student house and 8 for the BUC youth. She has been working in both these positions for the past three years. Anika will be finishing with us on the 6th of May and her work and all she has offered will be formally acknowledged during the service on this date.

Caitlin Mullen has filled the interim role of administrator for the children and families program (basically organising Sunday Morning Program) for the past 6 months. We thank Caitlin for her work and wish her luck in her new position at a secondary college.  Caitlin will be finishing her formal role within the church at church camp at the end of April.

We have been unsuccessful in finding a permanent pastor in the children and families role and express our gratitude to Janet Watson Kruse who will be taking on the role of  interim Children and family worker.

BUC News

May Olive Branch
The May Olive Branch will be published on Sunday 6th May.  Please email your contributions (reports, stories, news, notices, photos) to saide.cameron@bigpond.comby Monday 30th April.

Child Seat to give away
Child seat 6 months to approx 6 years to give away.  It is five years old.  I have an email from Kidsafe Vic setting out the criteria to show that the seat is compliant.  Contact:  Claire Foley clairefoley@westnet.com.au  M 0419 988 972’

Wider Church News

Sacred Edge Festival
Take a moment to think about coming to Sacrededge – A festival of Spirit and Diversity,May 4-6, Queenscliff.
This unique, inclusive festival, features some of the best musicians and speakers from around the nation.In keeping with this year’s theme, Glimpse the Gift of Diversity, the performers come from a variety of backgrounds.
Sacrededge is proudly sponsored by Port Philip West Presbytery.  Please help us spread the good news of Sacrededge.
For information about the line up check out: https://www.facebook.com/SacredEdgeFestival/
For line up and tickets:  www.unitingqueenscliff.org.au

Community News

The Muslim Womens Council of Victoria is hosting ‘One coffee … One chat …‘at Balha’s Pastor, 761-762 Sydney Rd., Brunswick, Wednesday 2nd May.

Prayer Points

Ministry Team
Church Camp
Our congregation
Anika Jensen concluding her role
Caitlin Mullen-Beagley concluding her role
Janet Watson Kruse beginning as Interim Children & Families worker