Six Day Leadership Intensive – Sydney

“It is a very important time for leadership development in our church across the whole community.  Please take the time to encourage someone you know to attend the next Leadership Intensive, building hope and capacity to deal with the challenges we face.” Peter and Sue Kaldor

Peter and Sue Kaldor, members of the Uniting Mission and Education (UME) Resourcing Team,  NSW/ACT Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia run leadership workshops, provide coaching and supervision for Uniting Church leaders, and work collaboratively with others to develop Uniting Church capacity for leadership development. They now invite us to:

Change the Way You Lead:  Civic Leadership Course

Autumn 2017: 9-10 March, 30-31 March, 4-5 May

This 6 day leadership course is the result of a creative partnership in 2015 – 2016 between  New River Leadership and the Uniting Church, joined by Uniting and United Voice and some individuals from other organisations to run a pilot 6 day program based on many years of previous experience running such programs. Participant feedback was very positive demonstrating the possibilities of diverse group learning and building trust together.

Course Registration Link

Course Brochure Link (PDF, 1.04MB)        Course Website Link

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Social Justice Advocacy Package

seeds of hopePart of the role of the Social Justice Forum (SJF) is to encourage and support Uniting Church individuals, congregations and other groups as they respond to social  and environmental issues.

For some time the SJF has been working with Uniting Mission and Education and others to develop an advocacy training package. This material is now ready to be used and is available from the Seeds of Hope website. This website was set up jointly by UME and Uniting to resource and encourage churches in different aspects of their mission and community engagement.

The material has four sessions which includes the biblical and theological foundations for advocacy in the Uniting Church, a theoretical framework to guide planning for advocacy and some practical tools to apply that planning to the issues people care about. The package is designed to be used flexibly, you can use all of it, one session or just parts you choose. The advocacy training material is provided under a creative commons arrangement so people are free to adapt the material for their particular needs and uses, as long as people acknowledge the original material and indicate any changes made. Material cannot be used for profit purposes.

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Educational opportunities – Riverina Presbytery

The Riverina Presbytery is hosting three workshops over 3 days.

gospel of luke

Preaching & Teaching The Gospel of Luke.
This one day workshop will be held twice and will focus on exploring the Gospel of Luke, it’s culture, themes and importance for us today. This workshop is open for anyone who is interested in learning more about the Gospel of Luke but will be of great interest to anyone preparing to preach as it will be the Gospel for next year’s lectionary.
September 17, Cootamundra Uniting Church (download brochure)
September 18, Narrandera Uniting Church (download brochure)

The Small Church At Large, participating in God’s mission in our neighbourhood.
This one day workshop will help participants start to think about how their church can engage with the people in their community. We will think about possible futures for the church and explore opportunities for mission within our community.
September 19, Narrandera Uniting Church (download brochure)

Presenters are Rev Lindsay Cullen, Rev John Squires and Rev Elizabeth Raine who are in regional rural ministry roles in the Mid North Coast Presbytery of the Uniting Church in Australia. Lindsay previously served with the Uniting Mission Education team of the NSW and ACT Synod and regularly presented Lay Preacher Training workshops within the Riverina. Elizabeth and John both minister in Wauchope, blog as TheRural Reverend and have a passion for educating people in the culture and writings of the Gospels.

To register or for more information please contact Darren Wright on digitalorthodoxy[at]


Transforming Communities Conference – Parramatta


Rich Harwood is founder and president of The Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, a national not for profit organisation based in Bethesda, Md. The institute teaches and coaches people and organisations to solve pressing problems and change how communities work together.

We all want to engage our communities and do more to help people but it’s hard. Why will anyone work with me to create change and where how would I take the first step?

This conference focuses on the need for each of us to be ‘turned outward’ to the community and the importance of starting wherever you are with whoever you have around you.

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Death Café

Death Cafe at Kippax Uniting Church 15th February 2015

Death Cafe at Kippax Uniting Church 15th February 2015

The Death Café is a friendly and informal gathering in a relaxed café environment to discuss death, in order to lead a fuller life.

What do you know about death?

Death is not a ‘disease’. Death is not a euphemism. It is not only for the old; young people also face death.

Sunday 15 February 2015, 5-7pm

This is a Kippax Uniting Church and Palliative Care ACT joint initiative. Lead by a staff member from at Palliative Care ACT, Canberra. For further information, call KUCC on 6254 1733. RSVP & free tickets.

Clare Holland House

Kippax Uniting Community Centre, cnr Hardwick Cres & Luke St, Holt ACT
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