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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.

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[11 Oct 2016 | No Comment | ]
Celebration of SRE at NSW Parliament House – 15th Nov 2016

Calling all SRE teachers!! A celebration of Special Religious Education is being held at Parliament House on 15th November from 5.30-7pm. Special guests include the Hon Adrian Piccoli MP, Minister for Education, Jihad Dib MP, Shadow Minister for Education, and Vic Alhadeff, CEO of the Jewish Board of Deputies.The theme this year is SRE and Schools: Working together for the wellbeing of students…. Continue reading

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[3 Jun 2016 | No Comment | ]
Sydney Godly Play Core Training 14-16 July

Coming up soon there will be a core training for Godly Play storytellers and door keepers. An essential for those wanting to practice Godly Play, and an enriching spiritual discipline. The 3-day training is Thursday 14th Friday 15th and Saturday 16th July at Manly Village Uniting Church.   For more information visit: www.godlyplay.org.au/training/sydney-nsw-2/ The full cost is… Continue reading

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[19 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]
Thinking e-safety

We hear too many stories of children who have been scared and made more vulnerable by Cyber-bullying or other misuse of social media. The good news is that something is been done to help! The Australian Government has been working at how to make the online world safer for kids – just check out what has been achieved in just 6 months by the Office of the Children’s esafety… Continue reading

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[10 Jun 2015 | No Comment | ]
2015 Review of Special Religious Education and Special Education in Ethics in NSW government schools

As you may be aware there is currently a review of SRE and SEE taking place, and you are invited to give feedback to this review. Why is the review being conducted? In 2012 the NSW Legislative Council General Purpose Standing Committee No 2, chaired by the Hon Marie Ficarra MLC released a report on the Education Amendment (Ethics Classes Repeal) Bill 2011. This report recommended that Special… Continue reading

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[3 Apr 2015 | No Comment | ]
Godly Play Core Training – Sydney 15-17 June 2015

Good News! Godly Play Australia will be running a 3-day Core Training for Godly Play Storytellers and Doorkeepers in Sydney in June! Date: 15th-16th-17th June 2015 Location: Manly Village Uniting Church Cost: $600pp If assistance with cost would help you attend this training, you can apply for UME short course scholarship for this training. See: www.ume.nsw.uca.org.au This is… Continue reading

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[12 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Messy Christmas Workshop

Curious about Messy Church? Wondering what to do for family Christmas worship? Come and experience some messy fun and worship ideas with Judyth Roberts at Riverstone Uniting Church. Download the flyer… Continue reading

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[15 May 2012 | No Comment | ]
Lucy Moore founder of Messy Church is coming to Australia

Find out about building a Christ-centred community the messy way! Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August Church of the Holy Spirit 247 Wallarah Road Gorokan 2263 Monday 20, Tuesday 21, Wednesday 22 August St Johns Sturgeon St, Raymond Terrace For further information contact Robyn Pullin – 02 4961 1557 Download the flyer (PDF… Continue reading

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[12 Mar 2012 | No Comment | ]
KCO Riverina going ahead

Good News! KCO Riverina is still going ahead despite flooding in towns all along the Murrumbidgee River. Please pray for the leaders and children who will gather at Narrandera 17/18 March to share life and faith and celebrate… Continue reading

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[15 Jun 2011 | One Comment | ]
Playtime Conference Review

On Tuesday 7th June, more than 70 people came to share in the Playtime Conference. Key note speaker Mike Frost challenged playgroup leaders to not think of their groups as existing to ‘build up the church’, but instead to proclaim the true mission of the church, to alert people to the reign of God through Christ. Despite competition from some vocal babies, all were inspired by Mike’s stories and… Continue reading