Category Archives: Special days

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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Remembrance Day

Resources for Remembrance Day (see also resources for ANZAC Day) Iona/Wild Goose Publications here (downloads) Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts free downloadable resource for the centenary of the armistice. Music suggestions on Natalie Sims’ website, Singing from the Lectionary. We … 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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National Grandparents Day – 28Oct2018

Some of the people we call grandparents are such because they are our parents’ parents — they are blood relations. And some of the people we call grandparents – or “elders” in some cultures – are such because of a … Continue reading

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Children’s Day Australia.24October2018

Introduction Children’s Day is recognised on various days in many places around the world, to honour children globally. International Children’s Day on June 1st was first proclaimed by the World Conference for the Well-being of Children, Switzerland, in 1925 and … Continue reading

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International Day of the Girl Child

“On International Day of the Girl Child, let us recommit to supporting every girl to develop her skills, enter the workforce on equal terms and reach her full potential. ” (UN Secretary-General António Guterres) Since 2012, 11 October has been … Continue reading

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International Day of non-Violence.2 Oct each year

The United Nations has designated Oct. 2, Gandhi’s birthday, as International Nonviolence Day. Prayer Service-Prayer for Nonviolence LEADER: Each day we are inundated by images and experiences of violence: international war and oppression, aggression and fighting in our cities and … Continue reading

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World Habitat Day October 1st

In 1985 the United Nations designated the first Monday of October every year as World Habitat Day. The idea is to reflect on the state of our towns and cities and the basic right of all to adequate shelter. It … Continue reading

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World Rivers Day – 30th Sept 2018

World Rivers Day is observed globally every year on the last Sunday in September. Rivers may make up only about 0.2 percent of all the fresh water worldwide but their importance is priceless. This day encourages citizens to get actively … Continue reading

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