Category Archives: Special days

Social Justice Sunday – 26 September 2021

Social Justice Sunday in the Uniting Church is held annually on the last Sunday in September. “Justice is the Body of Love ~ Love is the Soul of Justice” (John Dominic Crossan)

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Migrant and Refugee Sunday

Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia.  It has been celebrated on or around the last Sunday of August each … Continue reading

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National Tree Day Sunday 1st August 2021

National Tree Day, was co-founded in 1996 by Planet Ark and Olivia Newton-John. It has now grown in to Australia’s largest community tree planting and nature protection event. Planet Ark is asking Australians to help us plant one million new native … Continue reading

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UN World Oceans Day – June 8th

The 2021 theme for World Oceans Day is The Ocean: Life and Livelihoods. The focus is on how the ocean is our life-source and supports humanity and every other organism on Earth. World Oceans Day reminds every one of the … Continue reading

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Refugee Week (World Refugee Day June 20)

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Reconciliation Week 27May-3June

2021 theme: More than a Word – Reconciliation takes action#NRW2021  #MoreThanAWordReconciliation Sunday, 30th May, 2021 More than a word. Reconciliation takes action asks people to take this awareness and knowledge, and use it as springboard to more substantive, brave action. … Continue reading

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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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Earth Day 22 April 2021

See also Season of Creation for resourcesUniting Church articleFaith based responses for Earth Day (links to videos) 2021 theme: Restore our earthEvery year on April 22, Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement in … Continue reading

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ANZAC Day resources April 25

Gracious God, on this Anzac Day, we bring before you all those who have and continue to serve in our Defence Forces.We remember and give thanks for their service to our country.We pray for all those who suffer in war … Continue reading

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Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr, 18th January 2021

Martin Luther King Jr Day is observed in the USA on the third Monday of January, which is around his birthday on 15th January. On November 2, 1983, President Ronald Reagan signed a bill creating a federal holiday to honor … Continue reading

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