Monthly Archives: February 2019

Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS), 26th April

Break the Silence Sunday is a time for the church to come together to learn about the realities of rape and sexual violence; to create a community where survivors can share stories and receive support, hope, and love; and to prayerfully consider how to be advocates for change in the community, and around the world. Continue reading

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International Workers Memorial Day (IWMD) – April 28

The International Workers Memorial Day is held around the world each year on April 28th to remember those who have died in the work place, and to highlight the preventable nature of most workplace incidents and ill health and to … Continue reading

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ReadingsActs 5:27-32: The apostles, who were previously arrested and were freed from prison by an angel, are arrested again for refusing to stop preaching about Jesus, and when challenged declare that they must obey God rather than human beings. Psalm … Continue reading

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Readings Acts 9:36-43: Peter raises Tabitha of Joppa, which brings many people to faith. Psalm 23: David’s famous Psalm of thanksgiving, praise and confidence in God for the gift of life. Revelation 7:9-17: The hosts of heaven praise God, and … Continue reading

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

2020 themeInternational Women’s Day 2020 theme— “I am Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”. The theme is aligned with UN Women’s new multigenerational campaign, Generation Equality, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action. Adopted in 1995 … Continue reading

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Readings Deuteronomy 26:1-11: Instructions to bring the first produce from each crop as a thanksgiving offering to God, and a recognition of God’s care, provision and liberation of God’s people in the past and the present. Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16: A … 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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ReadingsIsaiah 55:1-9: An invitation from God for those who are hungry and thirsty to receive food and drink free of charge, to seek God while God may be found, and to recognise that God’s ways are much higher than the … Continue reading

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Readings Joshua 5:9-12: The Israelites celebrate the Passover, as God proclaims that the “disgrace of Egypt” is removed from them, and have their first meal in Canaan. The day after that the manna stops arriving. Psalm 32: A celebration of … Continue reading

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