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16thAssemblyResources

16th Assembly Reports and other DocumentsContentsA1 – Indicative Timetable (June 21)B3 – General Secretary ReportB4 – Standing CommitteeB4A – Assembly FinancesB5 – Assembly Resourcing Unit including Assembly Circles of InterestB6 – Church Polity Reference CommitteeB7 – Defence Force ChaplaincyB8 – Frontier ServicesB9 – Mercer Superannuation TrustB10 – National Disaster RecoveryB11 – National Safe Church UnitB12 […]

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Dwelling in Prayer

SIX WEEKS OF DWELLING IN PRAYER Uniting Church members are invited to join together in a time of prayer in the six weeks leading up to the opening of the 16th Assembly on 17-18 July 2021. Each week a prayer will be offered, often in languages other than English (see videos below). President-elect Rev Sharon Hollis […]

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A prayer for World Environment Day 2021 World Environment Day is the United Nations day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment. In 2021 the theme is Ecosystem Restoration, calling for urgent action to review our damaged ecosystems. You can find out more and get involved here. On World Environment Day we […]

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For Good Friday

Good Friday #PrayersforEasterThis prayer for Easter Saturday is part of a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week. Read the prayer for Maundy Thursday.Crucified God,Hope of Creation rejected,We fall silent on this day of darkness and griefas we are made fools by the wisdom of a suffering Godand exposed for being less than we promised.This […]

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For Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday #PrayersforEasterThis prayer for Easter Saturday is part of a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week. Read the prayer for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.From Matthew JuliusGod who speaks lightwho forms the formless depthsmaker of multitudesYour Word reveals the darkness as the place from whence the light comesYour grace announces truth in our […]

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For Maundy Thursday

Abide in Christ – A Maundy Thursday Reflection for Rural MinistryThis reflection and prayer for Maundy Thursday is the first in a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week.From Rev Dr Ji Zhang 张骥, Assembly Theologian-in-ResidenceThere is a large mural in St Andrew’s Uniting Church Mildura. Located in the hallway near the entrance, the painting […]

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Dwelling in Love

GET TO KNOW THE ASSEMBLY THEMEAn introduction from President-Elect Rev Sharon HollisJesus loves me this I knowAnd the bible tells me so-Anna Bartlett WarnerLove is central to both our understanding of God and Jesus, and of our practice of Christian discipleship – Geoff Thompson[1]The theme for the 16th Assembly invites the Assembly to reflect on […]

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Fresh words and deeds

Embodying Fresh Words and DeedsIn the Assembly most recent Strategic Plan, there are four pillars describing centres of future work and development needed in order to enable the Church to move boldly and confidently into the future. These four strategic areas are: Identity, Innovation, Intercultural and Intergenerational. In a series highlighting this key pillars, we want […]

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