Minister’s Conferences in 2011
A series of three conferences all on the theme of “ministry in a time of transition” have been set for 2011.
Venue: St Philip’s College, Alice Springs
Dates: Monday 11 July – Friday 15 July
Exposure trips: Saturday 16 July – Wednesday 20 July
Venue: The Monastery, Adelaide
Dates: Monday 17 October – Friday 21 October
The President would like to encourage all ministers and church workers in placements to consider attending one of these conferences.
There will be an opportunity to begin taking registrations online by the beginning of October 2010. For further information about the event itself, please contact: Michael Symons firstname.lastname@example.org or 03 9251 5295.
Youth Unit – Winter Camp, 2011 – Acting Up
If you’re of High School age in 2011 then Winter Camp is for you!
Winter Camp celebrates Christian community through adventure, discussion, fun & games, worship, learning groups, speakers, music, discipleship, late nights & the great outdoors!
It’s about young people rebelling against the low expectations that have been placed upon them. It’s about pushing through false barriers & realising what this generation is truly capable of, & motivating a movement of young people to achieve great things for God in their schools & communities.
When: 2pm Monday 11th July to 1pm Friday 15th July, 2011
Where: Wombaroo Adventure Centre
Register: Online (for leaders & campers).
Three days of training provided by international Godly play trainers. Internationally accredited certificate for Godly Play teachers, especially professional children’s ministry workers, school chaplains, etc. Conference also includes a Godly Play showcase Expo, and an official launch of Godly Play in Australia.
When: July 13-17, 2011
Where: Centre for Ministry, Masons Drive, North Parramatta. For more info contact the Children’s Ministry team on (02) 8267 4295.
A residential in-service for those who work in children, family, youth ministry, also rural ministry and pastors, lay preachers and resource ministers.
Monday August 15 – Friday August 19 2011 at the Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive North Parramatta.
Keynote speakers Lucy Moore and Duncan Macleod. Ph: 02 8838 8910
Register at: https://www.elm.org.au/lay-ministry-is-2010/
Messy Church at North Parramatta
Sunday 14th August Kaos Church are hosting an open Messy Church event from 4 – 6pm at the Chapel, Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Come and share as Lucy and Paul Moore lead a Messy Church experience, including gathering and creative time, worship and a light meal. Details contact www.elm.org.au Ph: 02 8838 8910.
Messy Master Class
Monday 15th 7.30 -9.30pm come and hear Lucy Moore talk about the history and evolution of Messy Church and share insights for Messy church leaders.
Cost $20 (unless registered for residential in-service) Centre for Ministry 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta. Details contact www.elm.org.au Ph: 02 8838 8910.
A Passion for Fashion, Thursday July 14, 5.00pm – 9.00pm at Wesley Head Office, 220 Pitt Street.
Entry is $10 at the door including refreshments, a stylist demonstration, access to designer fashion for purchase and lots more!
In the second half of 2011 (starting in August), the Leadership Institute will be offering a ‘Making a Difference’ leadership intensive for up to 20 participants around Sydney. In the past, these intensives have been foundational in empowering people from across all areas of our church and beyond, to understand the leadership strengths they bring and how to use them effectively to make a difference. It is a fantastic learning opportunity for all people within our church, not just those in official positions or roles; anyone in our communities can be encouraged to make a contribution.
The Dates for the first 2011 Sydney Intensive are: 12/13 August, 9/10 September, 14/15 October, 4/5 November.
Costs: $780 (churches or community groups), $980 (school staff or other agencies). Please be in touch if money is an issue.
For more information contact Sue Kaldor on 0425 209 231 or email@example.com.
Newtown Mission’s iconic Revelation Ceiling, by Kon Parris, will celebrate three years since its grand opening in August 2008 with a creative performance based on the book of Revelation.
A Glimpse of Glory is the creative initiative of Art Evangelist Amanda Hallihan, who has created an opportunity for viewers to engage with the book of Revelation in a fresh way.
The performance will feature contemporary dance and choreography by Corinne Urquhart of Emotive Arts and Helen Wright of Annandale Creative Arts centre, live music arranged by Jaymai Johnson and actor Niel Modra as the Apostle John.
A Glimpse of Glory, which is based on the Revelation Monologues by Marc Radar, will debut at Newtown Mission on Friday, August 19 at 8 pm. It will be followed by performances on August 20 at 8 pm and August 21 at 6 pm. Tickets are $10 (concession) and $15 (adult) when booked in advance or $20 at the door.
The Anniversary Celebrations will culminate on August 28 with an anniversary service at 9.30 am at Newtown Mission Chapel.
Guest speaker, Dr Mark Stephens, from Wesley Institute, will highlight the contemporary significance of the book of Revelation and provide fresh insight.
For more information about the ceiling, anniversary celebrations and A Glimpse of Glory, visit the website or contact Amanda Hallihan, Newtown Mission’s Art Evangelist, on 9519 9000.
Topic: Exploring Ordination Studies
Lecturers: Clive Pearson & Michael Earl
Where: UTC Campus, Parramatta
When: 22nd to 26th August, 2011
* Why does the UCA believe ordination is a ‘gift of God’ to the Church?
* Explore the thinking of the Uniting Church in an ecumenical setting.
* How does the practice of the Uniting Church sit with the demans of today?
* Explore the relationships between the ordained ministry & the ministry of the whole people of God.
Enquiries, Cost & Study Options: Contact Joanne Stokes on 8838 8914 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
When: September 10
Contact Charissa Suli 0427939170
September 20, 2011 @ United Theological College, Centre for Ministry, 16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta.
Guest speakers: Ernst Conradie, Professor of Systematic Theology & Ethics, University of Western Cape, South Africa, and Clive Hamilton, Professor of Public Ethics, Centre for Applied Philosophy & Public Ethics, a joint Centre of Australian National University, Charles Sturt University & University of Melbourne.
Questioning God: Faith & Atheism in Australia Conference
October 20-23, 2011 at United Theological College.
Guest Speaker: Professor David Fergusson, School of Theology, University of Edinburgh, and author of the much-acclaimed Faith and Its Critics (Gifford Lectures 2008).
Worshability is a worship service for children and young people with differing abilities (and their families) – a chance to get close to God, have fun, express yourself, celebrate and share with others.
When: 21 August, 13 November
Where: St Matthew’s Uniting Church, Baulkham Hills
Time: 2.30pm – 4.00pm
Each time we meet there is a theme and activity for everyone to participate in. The time includes afternoon tea – NB please let us know if there are any special dietary needs. For inquiries please contact Sue on 0425 36 08 26 or Christine on 0409 925 607.
UnitingCare Disability Carers’ Group 2011
You are invited to come and join the Uniting Care Disability Carer’s Group, a place for family members or people with disabilities to come and share together. We meet once a month, enjoy morning tea and keep up to date on current issues in disability. Carers who attend are welcome to share their ideas for the group.
Where: The Carrington Centre (room next to Meals on Wheels), 2 Carrington Square, Campsie
When: Wednesdays 10.00am to 12 noon
Please call 8752 3777 if you have any queries about Carer’s Group. The meeting dates for 2011 are: 13 April, 18 May, 8 June, 13 July, 17 August, 14 September, Carer’s Week October tba, 9 November.