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May 2021

May 28 2021

OmegaCon – Online

May 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - May 30, 2021 @ 11:30 pm AEST

OMEGACON UPDATE In light of the Victorian 7 day lockdown, OmegaCon has pivoted and will now be running this weekend online. Here is everything you need to know...   DIGITAL PLATFORMS To have the best OmegaCon online experience, you will…

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June 2021

Jun 01 2021

Preachfest!

June 1, 2021 @ 9:00 am - June 3, 2021 @ 8:30 pm AEST
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

Through the lens of COVID, political changes, environmental concerns, culture changes, local needs and the many other contextual realities of our time and place, we are going to explore some important questions: What is the point of preaching? Is the…

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Jun 04 2021

Mental Health Forum

June 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm AEST

This free event will explore religious/spiritual responses which support, or hinder people’s mental health.

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Jun 09 2021

Engage All Generations Book Launch

June 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm AEST

Launching Engage All Generations: a strategic toolkit for creating intergenerational faith communities by Cory Seibel – you’re invited!   Engage All Generations: a strategic toolkit for creating intergenerational faith communities is the latest exciting book from Cory Seibel. Commencing at…

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Jun 12 2021

Discernment Workshop

June 12, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm AEST

**UPDATE: Due to the current uncertainty surrounding Melbourne's current lockdown, the decision has been made to only offer this workshop online.   How are your gifts being used in God's mission to transform the world? What on Earth does God…

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Jun 19 2021

President’s Roundtable

June 19, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - June 20, 2021 @ 9:30 pm AEST

UPDATE: In light of the recent Victorian lockdown and uncertainty surrounding physical gatherings, the Victorian President’s Roundtable will move online to Zoom. At this stage, the roundtable will be held twice with a cap of 12 young adults participants. The…

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July 2021

Jul 07 2021

Children & Families Ministry

July 7, 2021 @ 8:00 am - July 14, 2021 @ 5:00 pm AEST
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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Children & Families Ministry: core issues in diverse contexts Dates: 7-9 July, 12-14 July 2021 Especially suitable for church based,  community based and para-church expressions of ministry ▪ Explore theological and biblical resources for contextual children and families ministries ▪ Develop…

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August 2021

Aug 06 2021

**POSTPONED: The Northey Lectures – Liturgy and Lectionary: New Perspectives

August 6, 2021 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm AEST
Centre for Theology & Ministry, 29 College Crescent
Parkville, Victoria 3052 Australia
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A day of Northey Lectures with two keynotes, discussion and lunch   Dr Tanya Riches  Tanya Riches is Senior Lecturer and MTh program coordinator at Hillsong College in Sydney, Australia. She is also a research fellow of the Edward Cadbury…

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Aug 07 2021

Make It Messy!

August 7, 2021 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm AEST

Make it Messy! - Next Steps in Messy Discipleship Another great FREE, on-line opportunity to be encouraged and inspired on your Messy Church journey, Make it Messy! - Next Steps in Messy Discipleship is a time to… • Share stories…

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Aug 27 2021

**POSTPONED – Gippsland Road Trip

August 27, 2021 @ 2:00 am - August 29, 2021 @ 9:00 pm AEST
Melbourne, Victoria Australia

**Update: In light of the current Covid situation in Victoria, the decision has been made to postpone this event until 2022.   Gippsland Road Trip    Celebrating Ministry with Children & Families and Youth & Young Adults   Warragul (Aug…

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September 2021

Sep 01 2021

Worship and Preaching Online Workshop – PREACHING

September 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - October 20, 2021 @ 9:00 pm AEST
Online Australia

Worship and Preaching training for Communities and Lay Leaders   The world has and is changing and we are seeking new ways of leadership and being in church, including worship and proclaiming God’s Word. Join us for multiple options of…

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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
Melbourne, Victoria Australia + Google Map

**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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