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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 way forward together. If you are looking for information to help understand the journey… 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 the best Christian witnesses we can be for our roles with children, families,… 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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[9 Aug 2015 | No Comment | ]
Father’s Day Ideas

The first Sunday in September is Father’s Day! Here are some simple ideas for children to make a small gift for the special men in their lives – maybe their Dad, their Grandpa, an uncle, a brother. Dad’s Survival Kit A fun surprise for a father or grandfather needing a lift! How? Take a clear plastic or cellophane bag and put in: a packet of Smarties a Time Out bar a sherbet lolly or… Continue reading

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[30 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
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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[11 Feb 2014 | Comments Off on Bible Society FREE Bibles & NT for SRE 2014 | ]
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

Christmas, Resources, Sharing Good Ideas »

[22 Nov 2013 | One Comment | ]
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

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[9 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Book Week theme: God’s Big Book

For a mid-week or Sunday program with children, use the opportunity of Book Week 17 – 23 August 2013 to celebrate God’s Big Book – the Bible! The theme this year is ‘Read Across the Universe’ which certainly applies to God’s word! Help children identify their favourite parts of the Bible through Bible games, puzzles, crafts and stories. Children love to make their own books and… Continue reading

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[4 Feb 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fridge faith for Families Lent 2013 calendar

The fridge door is the message bank of most kitchens, where the whole family communicate about their lives. Therefore, a Lent Calendar ‘countdown’ to Easter seems a good way for families to remember that Lent is more than giving up some food or activity, it is a time of reflection and repentance, a time to study God’s word, live simply and explore Lent traditions that have helped… Continue reading

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[4 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]
Fridge faith for Families Lent 2012 calendar

The fridge door is the message bank of most kitchens, where the whole family communicate about their lives. Therefore, a Lent Calendar ‘countdown’ to Easter seems a good way for families to remember that Lent is more than giving up some food or activity, it is a time of reflection and repentance, a time to study God’s word, live simply and explore Lent traditions that have helped… Continue reading