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[1 Dec 2017 | No Comment | ]
Advent Multi-Age Activities For Households (Free!)

Looking for ways to resource families for faith talk at home through advent? The Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne have commissioned this collection of weekly activities for families to share together at home during advent. Have you found any other great ideas for families to participate together in ‘getting ready’ for Christmas during the season of advent? Comment below to… Continue reading

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[30 Nov 2017 | No Comment | ]
Fantastic FREE resources from the Bible Society

Year after year the Bible Society tirelessly helps get the Good News into more peoples hands. This year is no different! There are two great opportunities for the Bible Society to help support your local area ministry: FREE BIBLES FOR PUBLIC SCHOOL MINISTRY – Bible Society are offering free Bibles, Australia wide for use in Public Schools Ministry. 2018 applications are now open.  Here… Continue reading

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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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[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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[7 Jun 2017 | No Comment | ]
Engage Together – Intergenerational Worship ideas for June-July

After the positive feedback from the first edition of Engage Together Inter-generational worship resources, another series has been brought together! This covers the Sundays between Pentecost and the end of July 2017, and includes intergenerational ideas for multiple parts of a worship service. You can pick and choose what might work for your worship community OR use the whole service outline!… 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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[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 worship and a link to the SA Synod’s All-Age Worship resource for Pentecost which… 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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[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 can do as a family, at whatever time of day suits you – talking, reflecting,… 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