[30 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 7,622 views]
Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT

Judyth Roberts worked on a project for Uniting Mission and Education from 2011-2013 with the aims of exploring the potential of Godly Play, Messy church and playgroups in Uniting Churches. This it the final report with recommendations. Download: Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the… Continue reading

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Christmas, Resources, Sharing Good Ideas »

[22 Nov 2011 | One Comment | 18,792 views]
Messy Church Christmas ideas

Christmas is such a busy time for families and it is good to encourage them to stop and reflect even for a few moments on the Christmas message of love, peace, hope and joy to the world. As a quiet space in a Messy Church experience, or as an option for parents at playgroup, this invitation to light a candle and say a prayer helps people to feel more peaceful. Feel free to adapt this to your… Continue reading

Christmas, Featured, Resources »

[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | 3,195 views]
100 Ways to celebrate Christmas

UnitingPeople has just released the 100 Ways to celebrate Christmas booklet on their site. Designed to be a free download for you to keep and refer back to year after year, it is available in A4 and A5 sizes and filled with great Christmas activity ideas. As they explain: At the core of Christmas we celebrate peace & joy & love. It isn’t always easy to experience this, when… Continue reading

Christmas, Headline, Resources, Sharing Good Ideas »

[5 Dec 2010 | One Comment | 5,822 views]
Family advent ideas

Advent Treasure Hunt If you have a nativity scene, this is easy but you can make your own figures from cardboard tubes.  Wrap the pieces in tissue paper and hide them around the house.  Create a treasure map either by drawing a map or creating clues (for example: This animal was surprised to find a baby where its breakfast should have been.  Now it is to be found where you get breakfast. … Continue reading

Featured, Safe Place, SRE »

[17 Jul 2014 | No Comment | 142 views]
What does my church need to do for the NEW Working with Children Check?

The NEW Working With Children Check for NSW What does my church need to do? What do I need to do? The new Working with Children Check for NSW began on 15th June 2013 and will continue to be phased in over the next four years. In the first phase in period to 31st March 2014, Ministers and Pastors applied for their clearance numbers.  Now up until 31st March 2015, ALL volunteers working with… Continue reading

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[11 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | 3,139 views]
Bible Society FREE Bibles & NT for SRE 2014

Bible Society Australia is offering a limited number of FREE Bibles, NT, Gospels of Mark to Special Religious Education Teachers / RE teachers & Chaplains for use in Australian Public Schools. If you are a teacher of religious education in a public school, you can download, print and post your application form. Applications for this year’s Bibles For Schools project are NOW… Continue reading

Events »

[6 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 5,440 views]

Please find below some preliminary information relating to the upcoming Kids Campout scheduled for early March:   Kids Campout 2014   Where? Wedderburn Christian Conference Centre 208 Minerva Road Wedderburn  NSW  2560   When? 12 midday Saturday, 8th March until 1 p.m. Sunday, 9th March   What? Program aimed at Primary aged children… Continue reading

Articles, Featured, SRE »

[4 Feb 2014 | No Comment | 530 views]
Review of SRE in 2014

The Department of Education and Communities  (DEC) have informed their SRE Consultative Group that they are commissioning a review of Special Religious Education (SRE) and Special Education in Ethics (SEE) in 2014, in line with a recommendation from a Parliamentary Enquiry in 2012. This is an opportunity to survey SRE in recent years in terms of procedures and teaching, and also gather new data… Continue reading

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[30 Dec 2013 | One Comment | 7,622 views]
Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT

Judyth Roberts worked on a project for Uniting Mission and Education from 2011-2013 with the aims of exploring the potential of Godly Play, Messy church and playgroups in Uniting Churches. This it the final report with recommendations. Download: Re-Imagining the Uniting Church in NSW and the… Continue reading