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COCU52C.18thAugust2019

Readings Isaiah 5:1-7: A metaphorical prophecy of judgement against Israel and Judah, pictured as God’s vineyard, for their lack of justice.OR Jeremiah 23:23-29: A prophecy against false prophets who make up lies in God’s name, compared to God’s true word which … Continue reading

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National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children’s Day – August 4th

Children’s Day is celebrated across Australia each year on 4 August. It is a time for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families to celebrate the strengths and culture of their children. It is also an opportunity for all Australians to … Continue reading

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Lay Preachers Sunday 4Aug2019

The first Sunday in August is designated by the Uniting Church in Australia as Lay Preachers Sunday. Resources are available here.

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July 25 – Christmas in July

It’s Christmas in July at our churchand we hear the old storiesand sing the carolswithout all the seasonal accumulationof gifts and tinsel and loneliness.It’s a heat waveand we are channeling Australian Christmas,but anyway, I’m trying to explainthe incarnationand people are … Continue reading

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Arbor Day/Tree Day – 20June2019 (in Australia)

Arbor (Tree) Day in Australia – June 20, 2018 Arbor Day is celebrated in many countries around the world, but mostly organized on different dates. The first known Arbor Day was celebrated in 1594 in Spain. In the USA it’s … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June2019 (closest Sunday is 23rdJune2019)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. PRAYER FOR THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA Gracious and loving God, We thank you for the Uniting Church in Australia, … Continue reading

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Winter solstice 22 June 2019

Southern Hemisphere 22nd June 2019 (Northern Hemisphere 21 Dec 2019) BLESSING FOR THE LONGEST NIGHT All throughout these months, as the shadows have lengthened, this blessing has been gathering itself, making ready, preparing for this night. It has practiced walking … Continue reading

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Lighting of the candles

Litany for Letting the Light of Christ ShineWhen we work to build peace…We are the light of the worldBy working for justice,We are the light of the worldBy acting with love,We are the light of the worldWhen we work to … Continue reading

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Holocaust remembrance day.May 2nd

(also known as Yom Hashoah) 2019 theme: torn from home “Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. It’s easy, on a day like this, to reflect at something of a distance. The photos are grainy now, dusty artifacts from another era. It … Continue reading

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Pluralism Sunday.5May2019

The first Sunday of May is the day that many progressive Christian congregations observe as Pluralism Sunday, an initiative of Progressive Christianity. Progressive Christians are Christians who affirm that the teachings of Jesus provide but one of many ways to … Continue reading

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