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September 2021

Sep 09 2021

Ministering in disaster-affected communities

September 9, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Good advice for congregations and faith communities. In past years, we have been through some tough disasters together. Do you and your Congregation/Faith Community feel equipped to help your community when they are in need from disasters? Come to the…

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October 2021

Oct 08 2021

**POSTPONED: Western Victoria Presbytery Road Trip

October 8, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - October 10, 2021 @ 9:00 pm AEDT
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**IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to ongoing restrictions in Victoria, this event will be postponed until some time in 2022.   Celebrating ministry with children, youth and young adults.   Western Victoria Presbytery is excited to host the Synod Intergenerational Ministry team…

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Oct 12 2021

Meet the First Peoples of Gondwana

October 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT

‘Following Christ, walking together as First and Second Peoples, seeking community, compassion and justice for all creation’   We invite you for a walk with Rev Dr Garry Deverell to listen and engage with his story and reflections as an…

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Oct 13 2021

Synod Intercultural Forum – Synod of Vic Tas, UCA

October 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT

A meeting of the Synod Intercultural Forum will be held on October 13th 2021 from 10 am to 12.30 pm via Zoom. All those who want to engage with intercultural ministry and enhance the intercultural vision of the Uniting Church…

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Oct 29 2021

**POSTPONED – Understanding The UCA

October 29, 2021 @ 9:30 am - December 4, 2021 @ 9:00 pm AEDT

**UPDATE: This event has been postponed. A new date will be set soon.   2021 Understanding the UCA – Zoom Who for: • those in Ministry of Pastor positions who have not undertaken training in the Core Competencies • those…

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November 2021

Nov 03 2021

Navigating the landscape – Building Intercultural Communities

November 3, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm AEDT

This workshop seeks to resource ministry leaders in engaging and understanding the diverse spiritual needs of members shaped by culture. It will offer opportunities to reflect on one’s own ministry practice and its cultural relevance in his/her present ministry context.…

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Nov 06 2021

Justice and International Mission Convention 2021

November 6, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 4:15 pm AEDT

Our faith in democracy: How do you have a meaningful say? Most of the social justice causes church members are concerned about require government action, from addressing climate change, modern slavery, and family violence to the treatment of people seeking…

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Nov 09 2021

How do we reopen our doors?

November 9, 2021 @ 2:00 am - 4:00 pm AEDT

Vaccination and navigating the road ahead   As we begin to move towards churches reopening, Moderator Denise Liersch invites you to join her to explore critical questions such as: What do we need to consider? How does our faith shape…

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Nov 24 2021

Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children

November 24, 2021 @ 8:00 am - December 1, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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The Nurture and Spiritual Guidance of Children Dates: November 24-26 and November 29-December 1, 2021 Especially suitable for church-based, school-based and community-based expressions of ministry Develop more richly theologically-informed practice in relation to the spiritual nurture of children Examine links…

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Nov 27 2021

The Basis of Union at 50: Its Present and Future

November 27, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm AEDT

Hosted by Pilgrim Theological College and Chaired by Rev Sharon Hollis, President UCA Assembly It is 50 years since the final form of the Basis of Union was published and put forward for consideration and decision by Presbyterian, Methodist and…

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January 2022

Jan 27 2022

Children & Families Ministry

January 27 @ 8:00 am - February 3 @ 5:00 pm AEDT
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Children & Families Ministry: core issues in diverse contexts Dates: 27-29 January, 1-3 February 2022 Especially suitable for church based,  community based and para-church expressions of ministry ▪ Explore theological and biblical resources for contextual children and families ministries ▪…

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March 2022

Mar 05 2022

**CANCELLED – Discernment Day 2022

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm AEDT
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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**This event has unfortunately been cancelled.   How are your gifts being used in God's mission to transform the world? What on Earth does God want you to do with your life? How would you even know? And what has…

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Mar 17 2022

Northey Lecture: “Race and Scripture in Australia” by Meredith Lake

March 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm AEDT
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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The Bible arrived in Australia at a time when Europeans were rethinking both Scripture and race. From land-hungry colonists to Indigenous evangelists, white supremacists to anti-racism activists, people here have read it very differently with nothing less than humanity at…

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Mar 21 2022

**POSTPONED: Ministering in disaster affected communities – online course

March 21 @ 6:30 pm - March 28 @ 9:00 pm AEDT

**IMPORTANT: Unfortunately the decision has been made to postpone this event. A new date will be announced soon.   This 2-part training offers good ideas (practical and achievable) for before, during and after disasters. This is suitable for anyone –…

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Mar 24 2022

Leading by Learning – Revelation Revealed

March 24 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm AEDT

A day on the Book of Revelation for preachers. In Year C there is a series of readings on Revelation in the Easter Season. Have you avoided preaching on Revelation in the past? Robyn Whitaker is offering a half day…

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April 2022

Apr 20 2022

Digital Welcoming

April 20 @ 7:30 pm - April 21 @ 3:00 pm AEST

Digital Welcoming Webinar   Churches will gain tips on improving: Streaming Worship Services Websites as Entry Points Facebook Engagement Digital Pathways to Ongoing Inclusion   There are two sessions available: Wednesday 20th April 7:30-8:30pm, or Thursday 21st April 2 –…

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Apr 30 2022

Justice and International Mission Convention 2022

April 30 @ 9:00 am - 4:15 pm AEST
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Justice and International Mission Convention 2022 - Our planet is changing: do we?   We are witnessing a rapidly growing scientific understanding of the need to act urgently on environmental challenges we face. The Justice and International Mission Convention revisits…

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May 2022

May 17 2022

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry: The work of the Leader

May 17 @ 9:30 am - May 19 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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This is a three-day program designed to give you an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition. While FTM part 1 is a standalone program, it is also the first…

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May 21 2022

**POSTPONED: Ministering in disaster affected communities – FTF course

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm AEST
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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This 2-part training offers good ideas (practical and achievable) for before, during and after disasters. This is suitable for anyone – lay and ordained – who is part of a church community or faith community, and also for those in…

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June 2022

Jun 01 2022

Preaching as story

June 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

Preachers as Midwives of the Story   Story has its own way of bringing to life God’s work within community and ourselves. A story without words can speak deeper than a story with words. We don’t just observe or hear…

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Jun 14 2022

Reflective Being, Being Reflective

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm AEST
Wesley Place, 130 Lonsdale Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
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This book, edited by Andy Calder, Jayne Clapton and Trevor Parmenter, celebrates 25 years of the multi-faith disability and spirituality movement in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand. Since the inaugural conference in Brisbane, 1996, a further five have been held.…

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