Category Archives: Special days

Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS), 28th April

Break the Silence Sunday is a time for the church to come together to learn about the realities of rape and sexual violence; to create a community where survivors can share stories and receive support, hope, and love; and to prayerfully consider how to be advocates for change in the community, and around the world. Continue reading

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Earth Day 22 April 2019

Earth Day is held on April 22nd each year, first held in 1970. Earth Day was the brainchild of U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin, who sought a way to place environmental protection on the national agenda at a time when … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Sunday 26May2019

It was agreed in November 2006 that the SA Synod/Presbytery establish Reconciliation Sunday in Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) annually, to be celebrated across the Church, and request Church Councils to include this day in their worship calendars. … Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

2019 theme is #BalanceforBetter #IWD2019 Better the balance, better the world. (the link above shows ‘the pose’ for the theme for 2019) An International Women’s Day Prayer God, Today we honour the women of all times and places, Women of courage, … Continue reading

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Harmony Day, 21stMarch

Harmony Day is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United … Continue reading

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Freedom Sunday 22 Sept 2019

Freedom Sunday is an invitation for your congregation to learn about the 45 milloin children, women and men living in modern day slavery. More resources will be posted mid-year for use in churches. Liturgical service of worship GATHERING IN GOD’S … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

Brigit (451-525 AD) is a Celtic saint who exemplified the wonderful gift of hospitality that Celtic Christians believed was not only meant to be a custom in their homes, it was a key into the Kingdom of God. To offer hospitality was seen as receiving Christ into their midst and fulfilling the law of love.  Continue reading

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Day of Mourning.20Jan2019 (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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World AIDS Day, 1 December

World AIDS Day 2016 Prayer Service (WCC) Prayer for those living with AIDS Hear our prayer, O God of mercy and love, for all who live with HIV or AIDS. Grant them loving companions who will support them in the … Continue reading

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UN International Human Rights Day.December10

Gathering Song suggestion: A New Heart For A New World T Watts/M O’Brien (Gather Australia, No 438) Leader: Introduction Why do we gather to pray this day? The promotion and protection of human rights has been a major preoccupation for … Continue reading

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