Category Archives: Special days

World Mental Health, 10th October

World Mental Health Day  is 10th October and part of Mental Health Week. (these are dates for Australia – check out dates in your own country eg Mental Health Day in USA is in May)

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September 11th

The sculpture consists of an iron beam pulled from the rubble of the World Trade Center held up by two stainless steel hands. The hands holding it up are constructed from 2,976 individually crafted stainless steel doves – each representing … 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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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

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Mother’s Day resources

A Prayer for Mothers and ChildrenGod be with the MotherWho sits long nights beside those who cannot sleepWho holds in aching arms the hurting childWho carries in her heart the burden of care and worryAnd comforts without wordsGod be with … Continue reading

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Harmony Day, 21stMarch

Harmony Day is managed by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship, and is intended to celebrate the cohesive and inclusive nature of Australia and promote a tolerant and culturally diverse society. Harmony Day began in 1999, coinciding with the United … Continue reading

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World Water Day.March22

UN World Water Day (WWD) is recognised each year on March 22. In 2022, the theme is “Groundwater: making the invisible visible.” Groundwater resources are the invisible lifeline of our planet. They provide almost half of all drinking water worldwide, … Continue reading

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St Patrick’s Day, 17 March

Brigit (451-525 AD) is a Celtic saint who exemplified the wonderful gift of hospitality that Celtic Christians believed was not only meant to be a custom in their homes, it was a key into the Kingdom of God. To offer hospitality was seen as receiving Christ into their midst and fulfilling the law of love.  Continue reading

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IWD – International Women’s Day (March 8 each year)

Friday March 8th 2024: Theme: tbc An International Women’s Day PrayerGod,Today we honour the women of all times and places,Women of courage,Women of hope,Women of suffering,Women of mourning,Women living fully,Women experiencing joy,Women delighting in life,Women knowing the interconnectedness of the … Continue reading

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World Day of Prayer (1st Friday in March)

(held annually, first Friday of March) The World Day of Prayer is a global ecumenical movement led by Christian women who welcome you to join in prayer and action for peace and justice. It is run under the motto “Informed … Continue reading

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