Category Archives: Special days

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

Readings 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 … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

An article by Elizabeth Kendal, an international religious liberty analyst and advocate. She serves as Director of Advocacy at Canberra-based Christian Faith and Freedom (CFF), and is an Adjunct Research Fellow at the Arthur Jeffery Centre for the Study of … Continue reading

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UN International Day of Persons with Disabilities – Dec 3

December 3rd is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This celebration, created by the United Nations, seeks to celebrate the over one billion people worldwide living with some kind of disability. Disability is so natural, that this number equals … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday – 1 Oct 2017

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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Social Justice Sunday

Social Justice Sunday is held annually on the last Sunday in September. Resources for Social Justice Sunday on NCCA website. Here’s a link to the 2014 Social Justice Sunday resources. “We do not think ourselves into new ways of living, … Continue reading

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday.27thAugust2017

See also Refugee Week resources on this website. Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It is celebrated by the … Continue reading

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August 13 – prayers for peace (Korean Peninsula)

Uniting Church members are encouraged to join in prayers for the peaceful reunification of the Korean Peninsula. On Sunday, 13 August, 2017, Christians around the world will be praying for peace on the Korean Peninsula, which remains divided and without a formal … Continue reading

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Hiroshima Day, August 6th

A Prayer for Hiroshima Day Like most traumatic scars, the ones that are found in Hiroshima and Nagasaki are permanent: reminders of the terrible damage human beings can inflict. Similar scars can be found in the hearts and souls of … Continue reading

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World Environment Day – June 5th

World Environment Day, celebrated annually on 5 June. First proclaimed in 1972, the day has grown to become the one of the main vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment and encourages political attention and … Continue reading

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