Monthly Archives: October 2018

House blessing

These words from John O’Donahue might be used for a house blessing. Although it’s not a common thing in Australian culture, it’s an ancient tradition in Christianity, and many migrant-ethnic communities value the blessing of a home. It could also … 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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COCU62B.28thOctober2018

Readings Job 42:1-6, 10-17 Job recognises that he had spoken without knowledge, and that he has now encountered God. Then God blesses Job beyond the prosperity he had at first. Psalm 34:1-8 (19-22) A song of thanksgiving for God’s restoration … Continue reading

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Elections

Reflecting on a change of leadership: This is not about a difference of political opinion, as that’s far too small to mourn over. It’s about a fundamental difference in how we view the worth of all people—not just those who … Continue reading

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COCU61B.21Oct2018

Readings: Job 38:1-7 (34-41) God answers Job, questioning where he was when God created the earth, who orders the clouds and lightning and can create rain, and who provides food for wild animals and birds. Psalm 104:1-9, 24, 35c In … 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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World Food Week of Action

Food Week of Action – Sunday Oct. 14 through Sunday Oct. 21 – includes World Food Day (October 16) as well as the International Day for Rural Women (October 15) and the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (October 17). … 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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A pastoral prayer (victims of sexual assault)

A pastoral prayer (Dr Christine Blasey Ford gave testimony about her experience of sexual assault. This week’s cover of TIME: Using words and phrases from her testimony, artist John Mavroudis (@zenpopart) “recreated her likeness by drawing each letter by hand.”) Rage … Continue reading

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Anti-Poverty Week

In 2018, Anti-Poverty Week will be held from the 14th to the 20th of October. The main aims of Anti-Poverty Week are to: * Strengthen public understanding of the causes and consequences of poverty and hardship around the world and … Continue reading

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