Transforming Worship Circle
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.
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…
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…
Something growing at St Andrews
By Rev Ellie Elia, Minister at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Glenbrook Something is growing at St Andrew’s Uniting Church Glenbrook NSW, and it’s wild and beautiful and surprising.The Season of Creation gives to the worshipping life of the congregation an opportunity to awaken the senses, reconnect and recommit to our place in God’s creation, and reflect…