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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 … continue reading

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[20 May 2017 | 3 Comments | ]
Pentecost – let’s celebrate!

This year Pentecost falls on Sunday 4th June and there are many ways children, as experts in enjoying birthday parties,  can lead the adults in celebrating the ‘birthday’ of the church.  Here are some suggestions for ways for children to creatively explore Pentecost, for a children’s talk as part of … 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 … continue reading

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[24 Nov 2016 | One Comment | ]
Celebrating Advent @ Home –  Advent Family Calendar

We are about to enter the season of preparation – Advent – we are getting ready to come close to the celebration of Christmas.

So what can we do to get ready? As a family spiritual practice, we’ve put together a special family advent calendar, which provides a small activity for each day of advent that you … 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 … continue reading

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[18 Jul 2016 | No Comment | ]
Faith Formation Conference 23-28 August – Being Church in 21st Century Digital World

An exciting opportunity in coming up in August to gather with other ministry leaders and learn from internationally renowned speakers and authors John Roberto (21st Century Faith Formation and www.reimaginefaithformation.com), Bex Lewis (Raising Children in a digital age, and Engaging faith and media), and Greg Whitby (Teacher, Writer, Catholic Education Network).

23rd-25th … 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 … continue reading

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[25 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
National Reconciliation Week

How do you talk to children about reconciliation? It is part of our identity as Australians today to work for reconciliation with our Indigenous sisters and brothers. We know what has happened in the past was wrong and so in Reconciliation Week we remember the journey and share our commitment to a better … continue reading

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[10 May 2016 | No Comment | ]
Resourcing, Development Training, Continuing Education…

Resourcing, Development Training, Continuing Education – whatever term you use,

we are talking about what you take time to do to continue to improve your practice in a certain area.

We often have these goals in workplaces, but what about the different ministries we are involved in?

How do we continue to be … 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 … continue reading