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Kristallnacht: “Night of Broken Glass” 9 Nov 1938

On the evening of November 9-10, 1938, the German Reich unleashed a pogrom against the Jews, burning down synagogues and smashing the glass fronts of Jewish shops in Berlin and all big cities in Germany and Austria. The pogrom was … Continue reading

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Reformation Day.October31

Reformation Day commemorates the day in 1517 when a German monk named Martin Luther (1483-1546) strode up to the church in Wittenburg and nailed his 95 ‘theses’ (or propositions) to the church door.Luther’s intention when posting his theses was to … Continue reading

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Labour Day – 7th October 2019

Labour Day takes place on different days in different countries and cities. In Adelaide the first Monday in October is Labour Day (making it a ‘long weekend holiday’)A prayer for Labor Day (written for U.S. context, can be adapted)God bless … Continue reading

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Gandhi’s birth anniversary 2nd October

In 2019, it will be Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary. Here is his prayer for peace. GANDHI’S PRAYER FOR PEACE I offer you peace I offer you love I offer you friendship I see your beauty I hear your need I … Continue reading

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COCU58C.29thSeptember2019

ReadingsJeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15: In spite of his prophecies of the destruction of Judah, Jeremiah buys his cousin’s field and proclaims God’s word that people will again buy property in the land of Judah.Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16: God promises refuge, protection and … Continue reading

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World Week for Peace Palestine Israel:15-22 Sept 2019

The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). It includes the International Day of Peace. This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer in … Continue reading

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COCU54C.1stSeptember2019

ReadingsJeremiah 2:4-13: God speaks out against God’s people who have forgotten God’s salvation and turned to other gods – God’s people have abandoned God who is the fountain of living water and have dug cracked cisterns for themselves.OR Sirach 10:12-18: In … Continue reading

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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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