Referendum Eve Vigil for the Voice
Joining across the country in prayer the day before we vote
October 9, 2023
Over the past two weeks, the Uniting Church Assembly has been sharing 14 Days of Prayer for the Voice.
On Friday 13 October these prayers will culminate in a national Vigil on the eve of the Referendum, a time of reflection, faith and unity in solidarity with First Nations people and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.
From Larrakia Country (Darwin) to Lutruwita (Tasmania), and many places in between, congregations will open their sanctuaries for the local community to gather and pray. Each location will also be connected to a single Zoom webinar, taking turns to lead prayer and worship.
Join online at any point across six hours of prayer between 2:00pm and 8:00pm AEDT, or where possible, join an in-person gathering.
Vigil running sheet - Zoom
2-3pm AEDT (local time 12:30pm ACST)
Nungalinya College (President Rev Sharon Hollis)
Larrakia land, Darwin
Ballarat Central Uniting Church
Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung land
St Michael's Uniting Church
Wurundjeri land, Melbourne
5-5:30pm AEDT (local time 2pm AWST)
Star Street Uniting Church
Wadjuk Nyungar land, Perth
Devonport Uniting Church
Punnilerpanner land, Tasmania
6-6:30pm AEDT (local time 5pm AEST)
Rev Roberta Stanley (UAICC QLD)
6:30-7:15pm AEDT (local time 6pm ACDT)
Brougham Place Uniting Church
Kaurna land, Adelaide
Leichhardt Uniting Church
Gadigal and Wangal land, Sydney
In person visiting hours will be communicated by the host locations. Most will be open for at least the above times (local time).
The Vigil will be live-streamed to the Uniting Church in Australia Facebook page from 2-3pm and from 7:15-8pm.
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