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World Week for Peace Palestine Israel (15-22 Sept 2022)

  The third week of September is the annual World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel (WWPPI). It includes the International Day of Peace. This week is a time for people of faith to join together in worship and prayer … Continue reading

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COCU58C.25thSeptember2022

ReadingsJeremiah 32:1-3a, 6-15: In spite of his prophecies of the destruction of Judah, Jeremiah buys his cousin’s field and proclaims God’s word that people will again buy property in the land of Judah.Psalm 91:1-6, 14-16: God promises refuge, protection and … Continue reading

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COCU54C.28August2022

ReadingsJeremiah 2:4-13: God speaks out against God’s people who have forgotten God’s salvation and turned to other gods – God’s people have abandoned God who is the fountain of living water and have dug cracked cisterns for themselves.OR Sirach 10:12-18: In … Continue reading

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August 23rd International Day for the remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition

Article 1 of the United Nations Slavery Convention defines slavery as “the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised”. The following information is written from … Continue reading

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COCU52C.14thAugust2022

Readings Isaiah 5:1-7: A metaphorical prophecy of judgement against Israel and Judah, pictured as God’s vineyard, for their lack of justice.OR Jeremiah 23:23-29: A prophecy against false prophets who make up lies in God’s name, compared to God’s true word which … Continue reading

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UCA Anniversary.22 June1977 (celebrated on the closest Sunday)

The Uniting Church in Australia celebrated the formal union of the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Church on June 22nd, 1977. This year the UCA celebrates 45 years. 

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COCU39C.PentecostC.5thJune2022

See also Pentecost A and Pentecost B ReadingsActs 2:1-21: The believers are filled with the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost, and they start to praise God in various languages.Or Genesis 11:1-9: Humanity seeks to build a tower that reaches … Continue reading

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COCU30ABC.HolySaturday.16April2022

ReadingsJob 14:1-14 Psalm 31:1-4, 15-161 Peter 4:1-8Matthew 27:57-66 or John 19:38-42

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International Transgender Day of Visibility, 31 March

Trans Day of Visibility is an annual international celebration of trans pride and awareness, recognising trans and gender diverse experiences and achievements. This is especially topical in Australia with discussion that centred around the Religious Discrimination Bill. On 31 March … Continue reading

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Feast Day of Saint Benedict – March 21

After founding twelve communities of monks at Subiaco, Italy, Benedict of Norcia (480 AD – 21 March 547) traveled to Montecassino where he established a monastery and wrote “The Rule.” This simple set of guidelines for how the life of … Continue reading

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