Category: Transforming Worship

Week 1 Going Deeper into the Wilderness

Week 1: Going Deeper into the WildernessFrom the Walking Together as First and Second Peoples CircleThe Colonial wilderness; waranta muylatina (strength within)READINGLuke 4: 1-13 (NRSV)4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. […]

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Going Deeper Assembly Circles Lenten Bible Study

GOING DEEPER Assembly Circles Lenten Bible Study IntroductionGoing deeper this Lent with our Circles of InterestThe Assembly Circles of Interest will be sharing a Lenten Bible Study series over the weeks leading up Easter using the theme “Going Deeper”.The studies will encourage us to ‘go deeper’ into our relationship with God, our community and our world.Each week, […]

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A Gift from the Assembly Circles For many of us, the birth of Christ will have special meaning this year. After the challenges of 2021, we gladly anticipate and prepare for the coming of God’s hope, peace joy, and love, dwelling among us. As you prepare for the Advent Season, the Assembly Circles of Interest […]

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Church in the Digital Age

Church in the Digital AgeRunning from March 2021 until November 2022, the Assembly Standing Committee has formed the Church In the Digital Age Task Group to identify the critical theological, pastoral and practical issues related  to the worship, witness and service of the Uniting Church in Australia raised by the challenges and opportunities of the […]

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An Easter Meditation

‘This heavy head of Christ’: an Easter meditationWritten by Rev Alex Sangster, Transforming Worship Circle AdvocateThis heavy head of christ,Weight of world has brought you downAnd we are sorrythat we fell asleepin all those boatsand while you prayedand while you wept.And we are sorrythat we saidwe did not know youOver and over againGood Friday is […]

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Outdoor Worship in Advent

Outdoor Worship this Advent Season”We are experiencing a liminal space in many churches at the moment. While some congregations have recommenced worship, many other congregations are taking their time to make the decisions about how to safely go back to worship. Some will be waiting until after Christmas.The delightful dilemma that may be stalling us […]

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