Worship Resources and Publications
October 22 marks the first anniversary of the historic National Apology to Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse.
A year on from the landmark apology to survivors and their families, the Uniting Church in Australia acknowledges and laments the role of the Uniting Church in causing harm to children and renews its commitment to be a Church that is safe for all people.
On the Sunday before Australia Day, Uniting Church congregations across the country hold worship services to reflect upon and lament the effect of, the invasion and colonisation of this nation upon her First Peoples.
The observance of a “Day of Mourning” was endorsed by the 15th Assembly at the request of members of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC).
Brief biographies of famous Christian men and women.
The calendar may provide helpful resources for worship services, for preaching, for congregations that hold services during the week, or in Bible study, fellowship, or house groups. It may stimulate ideas for Christian education programs, for the work of the Sunday school, or for an address to young people during the Service of the Lord’s Day.
The Assembly Standing Committee (ASC) has approved temporary guidelines for Uniting Church congregations and faith communities to celebrate Holy Communion as part of online worship.
"At this moment, we cannot gather together in our usual ways, because of the restrictions designed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, and to keep vulnerable people safe," said Uniting Church President Dr Deidre Palmer in a Pastoral Letter explaining the decision.
UCA Baptism Service - Korean translation download
UCA Baptism Service - Fijian translation download introduction
UCA Baptism Service - Fijiian [Hindi] translation download
UCA Baptism Service - Tamil translation download
UCA Baptism Service - Filipino translation download notes
UCA Holy Communion (from UIW2) - Fijian translation download
The following publications offer an introduction to how different cultures express their faith and community life in worship, including Tongan, Korean, Vietnamese, Samoan and Niuean.
Click here for resources from the Transforming Worship conference:
27-30 July 2017
These suggested resources can be used in a worship service or a small gathering that encourages the Church to engage in lament and to honour our commitment to be the safest Church we can be for children in our care.