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[15 Jun 2011 | No Comment | ]
More Messy Churches!

Dapto Uniting Church got their Messy Church off to a wonderful beginning – read all about it Cromer Uniting Church advertise their quarterly Messy Church events here Engadine Messy Church had fun celebrating Pentecost with a party Delicious cup cakes Fun crafts High school student Shane, who is 16, is a musician and leader at Messy Church East Maitland Uniting… Continue reading

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Playtime Conference 2011

The Playtime Conference has been announced  for this year and will happen, Tuesday 7 June, 2011. “Christian Playtimes can be such a productive and innovative way to reach out to young families in your community. This conference will give you effective strategies to help your existing Playtimes become mission focused and help connect you with other Playtime leaders.” Download the Playtime… Continue reading

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[9 Apr 2011 | No Comment | ]
Messy Church

Messy Ministry! A residential in-service for those who work in children, family, youth ministry, also rural ministry and pastors, lay preachers and resource ministers. Monday August 15 – Friday August 19 2011 at the Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive North Parramatta. Keynote speakers Lucy Moore and Duncan Macleod.  Ph: 02 8838 8910 Costs $300 for 5-day program (includes 5 lunches, 3… Continue reading

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[15 Dec 2010 | Comments Off on Ethics Class Option for Non-SRE Students | ]
Ethics Class Option for Non-SRE Students

After several years of lobbying, a 10 week trial, an independent review and much deliberation time, the NSW parliament passed an amendment to the Education Act 1990 which now allows schools to host ‘special education in ethics’ classes as an option for those children whose parents do not wish for them to attend a Special Religious Education (SRE/Scripture) class. These ethics classes can… Continue reading

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[14 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
NSW Messy Church updates

Terrigal UC is the first NSW church to be officially linked to the international Messy Church website. Terrigal UC had a Christmas Messy Church on Saturday 27 November at 6pm. Engadine UC have formed a team and had a Messy Church on Sunday 28th November at 4pm which went well and has inspired them to continue to plan for another three Messy Church dates next year. East Maitland UC held… Continue reading

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[17 Nov 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
Messy Church

Many churches are thinking about Messy Church as a way of reaching the ‘messy edges’ and connecting with their communities. Terrigal UC is the first NSW church to be officially linked to the international Messy Church website Terrigal UC are having a Christmas Messy Church on Saturday 27 November at 6pm. Engadine UC have formed a team and have a Messy Church on Sunday 28th November at… Continue reading

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[18 Aug 2010 | No Comment | ]
Supporting Special Religious (& Ethics) Education

There has been much discussion of late around the trial of ethics classes for students who do not attend Special Religious Education. Now that the 10-week trial has come to a close, we begin the official time of evaluation to assess whether the classes were effective for students and whether the implementation processes were appropriate. The Uniting Church has been involved in discussion… Continue reading

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[6 Jul 2010 | No Comment | ]
10th National Biblical Storytelling Gathering

Stories, Stories, Everywhere… Where: Nunyara Conference Centre, Belaire,  Adelaide When: 24th – 26th September 2010 The Core activity of the Network of Biblical Story Tellers is telling the sacred stories of the biblical tradition in post-literate electronic culture. This core activity is rooted in a communal process of internalisation through scholarly inquiry and prayer. We encourage… Continue reading

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[7 May 2010 | No Comment | ]
Australia 2nd Best Country for Mums

04 May 2010 | 11:07:43 AM | Source: AAP Australia is the second best country in the world to be a mum but it’s a different story for children, a new report has revealed. Best and worst countries to be a mum   On the eve of Mother’s Day celebrations, the annual Save the Children report places Australian mothers second only to Norway on key economic, education and… Continue reading

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[19 Apr 2010 | No Comment | ]
NSW Child Protection Legislation Changes and New, Interactive Working with Children Check Website

The NSW Commission for Children and Young People has recently launched a new, interactive working with children check website with updated information to reflect new laws with respect to working with children and young people. The new website follows a question and answer format to help people understand the requirements for the many varied volunteer/employment situations, as well as… Continue reading