Category Archives: Special days

Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

In 2018, the dates are Sunday 17th to Saturday 23rd June. #WithRefugees is the theme for Refugee Week 2018 in Australia. Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to raise awareness about the issues affecting refugees and celebrate the positive contributions … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June2018 (closest Sunday is 24thJune2018)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. Here is the combined service used at Pilgrim Church on UCA Sunday 2013. UCA Anniversary 2013 Order of service from … Continue reading

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Reconciliation Sunday 27May2018

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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Mothers Day resources

A Prayer for Mothers and Children God be with the Mother Who sits long nights beside those who cannot sleep Who holds in aching arms the hurting child Who carries in her heart the burden of care and worry And … Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources

Excellent 2018 article by Geoff Thompson for ANZAC Day. The words “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”, uttered on Anzac Day, have nothing whatsoever to do with war. Wrenched … Continue reading

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World Down Syndrome Day 21 March each year

  Let us celebrate World Down Syndrome Day, and thank God for all the beautiful DS people, for parents who welcomed DS children into the world, and for the wonderful film “Praying with Lior” (about a Jewish boy with DS). … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

A prayer adapted from St Patrick’s Breastplate We bind unto ourselves today the strong name of the trinity, by invocation of the same, the Three in One and One in three. We bind this day to us forever, by power … Continue reading

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

A 2018 message from Colleen Geyer, General Secretary, Uniting Church Assembly Quote by Desmond Tutu: When those who are role models treat women as equals, then the narrative changes – ‘if you want peace, let women take the lead’ An adaption … Continue reading

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Australia Day resources – various

Listen to the Whisper: Music written by Geoff Boyce, sung by Tim and Alison Solly, with images from Colebrook memorial (Adelaide, SA) – can be used for Acknowledgement of Land. Great Spirit, God of every people and every tribe, we … Continue reading

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