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[12 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Engage Together – Generating Intergen Worship Ideas

In this next edition of Engage Together, you’ll find some different examples and explanations of ways to adapt elements of a worship service to be more intergenerational friendly. The resource can be downloaded here – http://bit.ly/engageSept2017 I’d love to know if you used this resource and how it’s been helpful. All feedback greatly appreciated – please use the email box… Continue reading

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[6 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]
Australasian Messy Church Gathering 16-18 Feb 2018

Coming up in 2018 a mega Messy Church gathering is taking place in Melbourne! Open to those who are keen to grow and learn with the Messy Church community. Lucy Moore, the author of many Messy Church resources, will be joining us to present keynote sessions. There will also be Australian and New Zealand Messy Church legends sharing with us across a variety of workshops. Early bird pricing… Continue reading

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[19 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Australian Music for Families & Children’s Ministries

Have you heard of Heather Price’s Music? Heather is a dedicated Musician, Music teacher, and Messy Church leader who has written some beautiful and fun children’s songs perfect for families and children’s ministry. The most recent album ‘I Am Loved’ contains songs that speak of love, celebration, reflection, prayer and even meditation. A valuable asset to any children’s program or family… Continue reading

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[23 May 2017 | 3 Comments | ]
40 Years of the Uniting Church – Anniversary Ideas

Happy Anniversary to the Uniting Church in Australia – 40 years on June 22nd! You might have seen social media posts about the Uniting Churches 40th celebrations #allofthisisus #UCA40 – Many people across the church are spending 40 days in prayer leading up to the anniversary (click here for more details). Older members can remember the momentous event when three separate denominations… Continue reading

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[21 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]
NEW Lent Intergenerational Worship Resources – Engage Together!

Looking for some ways to engage across generations during the season of Lent? Does your congregation use the Revised Common Lectionary to shape worship? There’s a new FREE worship resource following the readings of the RCL to help congregations gain confidence in adapting worship to engage multiple ages together, and use a variety of senses and methods. You can use the whole service… Continue reading

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[25 Jan 2017 | No Comment | ]
Are You Ready for SRE in 2017?

The NSW Department of Education has amended its agreement with church denominations and religious groups who partner for Special Religious Education (SRE). As such, more information needs to be provided to schools directly from the Approved Provider – the Uniting Church NSW/ACT, through Uniting Mission & Education (UME), not the local congregation.

For children… Continue reading

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[22 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]
Christmas Picture Books – for kids and adults to enjoy

Looking for ideas for Christmas themed picture books?? Sick of seeing just Santa and shallow story lines?? There are alternatives! Check out this Blog “My Top Christmas Picture Books” from Darren Wright (Uniting Church Lay Pastor from the Riverina Presbytery) to give you a few great ideas. Got another you’ve found to share? Let us know in the comments below so we can check it out… Continue reading

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[1 Aug 2016 | No Comment | ]
SAVE THE DATE! Kids Camp Out 11-12 March 2017

It may only be August but preparations for the 2017 KCO (aka Kids Camp Out) are already underway! In 2017, we will be gathering on 11th-12th March at Wedderburn Christian Campsite, 208 Minerva Road, Wedderburn (Southern outskirts of Sydney). Last year was such a blast and we look forward to welcoming kids church groups from across the state again for a massive kids-focused Christian… Continue reading

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[19 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Beyond Festival October long weekend Family Camping fun!

Looking for a family activity for the long weekend in October? Looking for a richly diverse community passionate about justice and the common good to spend some time with as a family? Beyond Festival describes itself as “a boutique festival celebrating creativity, justice and genuine community” and is open to all ages. There will be a kids program for primary school ages, jumping castles… Continue reading

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[6 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Education Week 1-5th August 2016

A great opportunity to celebrate our partnership with schools is in Education Week each year! This year from 1-5th August, Schools will be showcasing the fantastic achievements of Public Education both within schools and in the local community. Do you have a connection to your local school, perhaps teaching Special Religious Education, or you may be involved in breakfast programs or… Continue reading