Category Archives: Special days

ANZAC Day resources

Uniting Church in Australia Assembly 2016 – remembering ANZAC Day and Armenian Genocide (April 24th, 1915): On the 25th of April Australia remembers the ANZACs and their sacrifice at Gallipoli in the First World War. On the 24th of April, one day before … Continue reading

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Earth Day April 22nd

Earth Day 2017 marks the first anniversary of the signing of the Paris Agreement. Despite this remarkable achievement, we cannot afford to pull back our efforts. To build a world that values environmental protection and cultivates sustainable communities for all … Continue reading

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World Water Day.March22

UN World Water Day (WWD) is recognised each year on March 22, and may be helpfully explored if the focus of the service is the Year A Gospel reading on the woman at the well, and life-giving water. Each year, … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

UCA President Stuart McMillan’s message for Survival Day 2017 UCA President Stuart McMillan’s message for ‘Survival Day’ 2016. Aboriginal responses to Captain Cook – hard hitting video! Aboriginal People Respond to "Captain Cook". Dikirim oleh BuzzFeed Australia pada 21 Januari … Continue reading

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Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day (see also resources for ANZAC Day) Iona/Wild Goose Publications here (downloads) Prayer For those whom we have asked to bear the horror of our violence we offer our prayers of thanks for their willingness to stand between … Continue reading

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All Saints Day

Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. (Psalm 115:16) One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts. (Psalm 145:4) After this I looked, and there was a great … Continue reading

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Freedom Sunday (Stop the Traffik)

At the close of 2014 a number of world faith leaders including Argentine Rabbi Dr Abraham Skorka, Pope Francis, Archbishop Welby, Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Taqi al-Modarresi and Zen Master Bhikkhuni Thich Nu Chan Khong signed an historic declaration aimed … Continue reading

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Mental Health

New resource, Caring for Community: a mental health resource for congregations, prepared by Uniting Church in Australia, SA Synod. While this is not a resource for worship, it does offer many ways of understanding mental health that may offer entry … Continue reading

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International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day

How might churches support parents and family honour their babies? What prayers and resources are available (just beginning to assemble some resources).  15 October is International Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. On this day, parents and families across Australia … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday

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. Call to worship Gathering God, joined as one family we come to worship … Continue reading

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