Category Archives: Special days

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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Day of Mourning 2021 (Australia)

The Day of Mourning allows Australians to stand together in remembering the truth of our history and honouring the culture of Australia’s First Peoples, their families and the next generations. The 15th UCA Assembly in July 2018 endorsed the proposal that … Continue reading

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COCU62A.All Saints Day.1Nov

Readings: Year ARev 7: 9-17: They will hunger no more, and thirst no more; the sun will not strike them, nor any scorching heat; for the Lamb at the center of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them … Continue reading

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International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) – first Sunday in Nov

IDOP is recognised on the first Sunday in November each year, dedicated to the saints and martyrs of the Christian faith and for persecuted communities. IDOP website here.In 2020 this falls on November 1st, which is also the closest Sunday to … Continue reading

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