Category Archives: Special days

Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, 18th January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr Day is observed in the USA on the third Monday of January, which is around his birthday on 15th January. On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor … Continue reading

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Day of Mourning 2021 (Australia)

The Day of Mourning allows Australians to stand together in remembering the truth of our history and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations. The 15th UCA Assembly in July 2018 endorsed the proposal that … Continue reading

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COCU62A.All Saints Day.1Nov

Readings: Year ARev 7: 9-17: They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – first Sunday in Nov

IDOP is recognised on the first Sunday in November each year, dedicated to the saints and martyrs of the Christian faith and for persecuted communities. IDOP website here.In 2020 this falls on November 1st, which is also the closest Sunday to … Continue reading

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World Mental Health, 10th October

Hey God, We’re not down, we’re not out, but we’re hurting. This vulnerability sits like an open wound and every new hit jars it. We breathe through it, lean into it, listen for what the pain has to tell us. … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday – 4 Oct 2020

World Communion Sunday is a celebration observed by several Christian denominations, taking place on the first Sunday of every October, that promotes Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. Liturgy for World Communion Sunday (Canada) Holy Communion for World Communion Sunday by … Continue reading

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Social Justice Sunday – 27 September 2020

Social Justice Sunday in the Uniting Church is held annually on the last Sunday in September. “Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice” (John Dominic Crossan) Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. … Continue reading

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Prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

August 15 is Liberation Day in both South and North Korea. It marks the date in 1945 when Korea gained independence from Japanese colonial oppression. Sadly and ironically, the 15th of August also marks the day Korea divided into two … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

WCC to observe 75th anniversary of the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and NagasakiAugust 2020 will mark 75 years since the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. To coincide with the occasion the World Council of Churches will share a series … Continue reading

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National Tree Day Sunday 2nd August 2020

National Tree Day, proudly sponsored by Toyota Australia, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help … Continue reading

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