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Staying Connected Offline

It’s been amazing to see the creative ways people have organised to share worship online – but not everyone can so easily access the technology and some of us just need a break from technology. Some of our Transforming Worship Circle members have shared ideas for doing worship offline and pastorally caring for others without […]

What is was like to Live-stream worship

Ministers across the Uniting Church found creative and innovative ways to continue sharing the Gospel beyond the walls of a Church building this Sunday.  Like many other churches, Leichhardt Uniting Church in Sydney live-streamed worship for the first time. Ministers Revs. Radhika and Adrian Sukumar-White led a 10am and 6.30pm service from their own home […]

Uniting Church young people lead UCA marchers at the Climate Strike in Sydney

Christ is born amongst us

By Rev. Alex Sangster, Transforming Worship Advocate incarnation (n.)c. 1300, “embodiment of God in the person of Christ,” from Old French incarnacion “the Incarnation” (12c.), from Late Latin incarnationem (nominative incarnatio), “act of being made flesh” (used by Church writers especially in reference to God in Christ; source also of Spanish encarnacion, Italian incarnazione), noun of action from past participle stem of Late […]

Conversations with Friends by the Sea

By Neryl McCallum and Rev. Jenny Hughes from Centre for Music Liturgy and the Arts (CMLA). What a delightful, soulful event the Centre’s Conversations and Exploration with Friends by the Sea: Worship in the 21st Century was. The gifted, insightful, creative team of Libby Byrne, Mark Pierson, Malcolm Gordon, and Charissa Suli offered their wisdom and gifts […]

Creating a Welcoming Sensory Space

By Rev. Beatriz Skippen, Bulimba Uniting Church, QLD Our Bulimba Uniting Church building is 152 years old. We have a hall, a kitchen downstairs and a vestry with a kitchenette. There is no office space. Last year we rearranged the vestry, putting in some couches and some toys. I realised the importance of having sensory […]

Called to be a Church for All

New Liturgy Regarding People with Disabilities The Transforming Worship Circle has created a new 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 […]

Statement of Access and Welcome

The 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia adopted the following Statement of Access and Welcome as a starting point for further conversation and action regarding justice and equality for people with disability. In accordance with the Uniting Church Basis of Union, the Church is a fellowship of reconciliation, “a body within which the […]

Welcoming the Alien

By Rev. Lindsay Cullen, Assembly National Consultant and Sci-Fi aficionado Sci-Fi Church Sydney is a “Fresh Expression” designed to create a community space for people who love Sci-Fi and want to discuss the themes and ideas they find in Sci-Fi books, TV shows and movies, and the ways they intersect with spirituality and the Christian […]

Breaking the Silence

By Rev. Sandy Boyce, Deacon, Pilgrim Uniting Church, SA Break the Silence Sunday (BTSS) is an initiative that began in the United States, with a specific focus on sexual assault and rape. The SA Presbytery and Synod agreed in February 2019 to adopt the global day for BTSS, the fourth Sunday in April. BTSS aims […]