As Christians and members of the Uniting Church, worship is a fundamental activity that draws us together. When we gather in worship, we respond to God’s invitation to be loved and we encounter God’s own gracious self-revelation through word and sacrament. In communal worship all bring their gifts, varied and different. Being drawn into communion with God and others can be a transforming experience.
The Transforming Worship Circle invites people to engage with the ways the Assembly resources the wider Church and thinks creatively about our worship.
Circle members will be invited to learn about, share information on and explore worship resources for liturgy, including in different languages, as well as for music, preaching, dance, drama, inter-generational and intercultural worship. This might also include thinking on preparing spaces for worship and the multiplicity of factors which enable healthy, vital worship within the breadth of the Church.
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Outdoor Worship this Advent Season
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
Liturgy at the time of Dying
Liturgy at the time of Dying For those who are physically separated from the dying In response to COVID-19, the Transforming Worship Circle has created a liturgy resource for those who are physically separated from their loved one at the time of death due to the need for isolation and physical distancing. Such a liturgy may
Faith at Home
Growing Faith-Filled FamilesThe VIC/TAS Synod Intergenerational Ministry team have produced a six-part resource Faith at Home, Inspiration for households based on the Richard Foster’s six spiritual traditions from his book Streams of living water and the Renovare Spiritual traditions workbook. Each Resource contains practical suggestions for exploring a particular tradition in the home. You may
Learning new songs
A recent post on the Transforming Worship Facebook page asked for suggestions to introduce a congregation to some new songs. What a wonderful collection of responses! The request was for a congregation that wants to expand on Together in Song (TIS) hymns and organ music, but ideally songs that can be learnt easily without meeting
Towards intentionally anti-racist worship
Towards intentionally anti-racist worshipA paper written by Rev. Radhika Sukumar-WhiteIn the wake of massive protests in the US, sparked by the killing of George Floyd, social media has erupted with calls for people to be not just “not racist”, but to actively be anti-racist, in word and action – to actively and intentionally confront racial