Monthly Archives: July 2018

National DonateLife Week 29thJuly-5thAugust 2019

See more on the Donate Life website (Australia) (Note: In the UMC in the U.S. it is the second Sunday in November which is close to Thanksgiving and is viewed as a time to come together around the issues of life and … Continue reading

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COCU50B.5thAugust2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:26 – 12:13a After Bathsheba is finished mourning for Uriah, David takes her as his wife, but God sends Nathan to confront him with his sin. Using a parable of a lamb, Nathan gets David to condemn … Continue reading

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National Tree Day 27th/29thJuly2018

National Tree Day for schools – 27th July National Tree Day – 29th July https://treeday.planetark.org/about/what.cfm Creator God, Out of chaos you brought order. Out of nothingness you brought life. In the middle of all life stands the tree. Trees provide … Continue reading

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Fairtrade Fortnight, 3rd-16th August 2018

Coffee, chocolate, tea and cotton can all be produced by farmers and workers earning exploitative wages, child labourers, or in environmentally damaging ways. Looking for the Fairtrade Mark removes the shadow of doubt. When you make your coffee Fairtrade, you can … Continue reading

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Music – various

Music is not inserted into worship; rather worship is inherently musical. We are a singing people. How we sing together and what we sing together reflects our faith, our church, our union with fragile creation, our thoughts and our feelings … 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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Lay Preachers Sunday, 5thAugust2018

Lay Preachers Sunday in the Uniting Church in Australia is on the first Sunday in August each year. 2018 suggestions for Order of Service – 2018-08-05-Lay-Preachers-Sunday

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United Nations World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, 30thJuly2018

Faith communities are invited to make commitments to take action to prevent the crime of human trafficking and its abuse in our local and global communities. Together we must raise awareness of the crime of human trafficking and show the … Continue reading

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COCU49B.29July2018

Readings 2 Samuel 11:1-15 After David sees Bathsheba bathing, he sleeps with her and she becomes pregnant. Then, he summons her husband, Uriah, who is away at war, and attempts to get him to sleep with his wife to cover … Continue reading

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COCU48B.22ndJuly2018

Readings 2 Samuel 7:1-14a  David decides that he wants to build a temple (house) for God, but God, through the prophet Nathan, refuses him, and tells him that he is not the one to build a temple, and that God … Continue reading

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