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.
The Advocate for the Transforming Worship Circle is Rev. Alex Sangster.
Rev. Alex shares with us what makes worship transforming.
No Donkey and No Inn
Circle member Rev. Jon Humphries reflects on the story of Jesus birth as it is in the scriptures, without the cultural and religious filters on. This is what he found. 1. Life is hard for many. They eek out their daily existence following routine and culture. For some, even in the midst of daily struggle,
Called to be the Bearers of God
Circle Advocate Rev. Alex Sangster shares a Christmas message. We, the Transforming Worship Circle are journeying together in Advent. Advent is all about, the dark before dawn and the smashing and clashing of stars… and the preparation for the birthing… Advent is the time to go into the deep, where the night has eyes to
Get to know Rev. David McGregor
Rev. David McGregor is a Panel Member for the Transforming Worship Circle. He shares some of his story. I am nearing the end of my fifth year in ministry at Wellers Hill-Tarragindi Uniting Church in inner south-eastern Brisbane. I love being part of an intergenerational community that seeks to go deeper in faith, discipleship, worship
Get to know Rev. Radhika Sukumar-White
Transforming Worship Panel Member Rev. Radhika Sukumar-White offers a few words of introduction. Hi all! I’m Rev. Radhika Sukumar-White, and it’s a pleasure to *meet* you all! I am currently finishing up my first placement as Minister of the Word at West Epping Uniting Church, to take up a new placement at Leichhardt Uniting Church, alongside my
Sing like never before
By Rev Cathie Lambert from her blog Deep Water Dwelling. My introduction to up-front ministry and worship leading came some 30 years ago. Our congregation, at the time, was mostly singing from the one hymn book and a small group of us had learnt some new songs at church camps. We asked the minister if