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.
MEET CIRCLE ADVOCATE REV ALEX SANGSTER
Circle Panel Members
The Panel Members for this Circle are David McGregor, Paul Walton, Warwick Cadenhead, Jenni Hughes, Ellie Elia, Mat Harry, James Aaron and Simon Lee.
Meet our Advocate
Get to know our Advocate Rev Alex SangsterThe Advocate for the Transforming Worship Circle is Rev. Alex Sangster. Alex has been a minister in the Uniting Church in Australia for over 12 years and is committed to opening up worship to all people and finding ways to connect people into God’s story incarnated in Jesus…
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