Category: Resources

Reconciliation Week 2020

National Reconcilation WeekThe Assembly Resourcing Unit has produced a National Reconciliation Week resource for 2020.The resource includes reflections from UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer and Interim National Chairperson of UAICC Pr Mark Kickett, and endorses the Reconciliation Sunday material produced by Tarlee Leondaris, Covenanting Officer at the Synod of South Australia.2020 is a year of significant […]

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Basis of Union

Basis of UnionThree denominations came together in 1977 to form the Uniting Church in Australia. The Basis of Union is the document that set the platform for how these churches came together. It states the central affirmations of the Christian faith and is a guide to what is central in the life of the Uniting Church.It outlines […]

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Called to be a Church for all

Called to be a Church for all The Transforming Worship Circle has created a liturgy that acknowledges both the experiences of exclusion and embrace for people with disabilities. Titled, Called to be a Church for All, the liturgy is the result of the 15th Assembly’s commitment to justice and inclusion regarding people with disabilities. A task group led […]

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Day of Mourning

Day of MourningOn the Sunday before Australia Day, Uniting Church congregations across the country hold worship services to reflect upon and lament the effect of, the invasion and colonisation of this nation upon her First Peoples.The observance of a “Day of Mourning” was endorsed by the 15th Assembly at the request of members of the […]

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Acknowledgement of Country in the UCA An Acknowledgement of First Peoples is a way of paying respect to First Peoples whenever we gather together and an important expression of the covenant which the Uniting Church has with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC).

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The LectionaryThe Revised Common Lectionary (RCL) is a three year cycle of Bible readings. It follows the seasons of the Christian year and begins each year with the first Sunday in Advent (which usually falls on the last Sunday in November). The Lectionary offers congregations a balanced diet of readings and is used by many churches […]

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Called to be a Church for All

Rev. (Deacon) Andy Calder, Disability Inclusion Advocate, VIC/TAS Synod, offers this introduction and background. When preparing worship services, how much consideration is given to who will be there? Will all people find the liturgy accessible? What forms of communication are used? These are some of the questions which have been raised by people with disabilities, […]

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