Year B: Christmas 1, 28 December 2008
Isaiah 61:10-62:3; Psalm 148;
Galatians 4:4-7; Luke 2:22-40
A pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons… Continue reading
The Uniting Church’s National Christian Youth Convention is just days away. And if you can’t make it to Melbourne for NCYC09 in early January, you can still see, hear and feel the energy of NCYC09 from anywhere in the world, through NCYC [Live]. Continue reading
MEDIA RELEASE (20 December 2008): Today marks the second anniversary of the campaign to save the rock art of the Burrup Peninsula. Continue reading
On Tuesday, December 16, a number of Uniting Church WA Synod staff joined Greens Senator Scott Ludlum; Conservation Council Director Piers Verstegen; CEO of the WA Sustainable Energy Association Dr Ray Wills; and WACOSS Social Policy Director Irina Cattalini outside Wesley Uniting Church in the Perth CBD to share their disappointment at the Rudd Government’s emission targets. Continue reading
This Christmas, while we celebrate the season of peace, our world continues to be torn apart by conflict. Despite seven years of the “War on Terror”, our service men and women are still facing conflict in Afghanistan, with no real peace in sight. We still live under the threat of terrorism; memories of the callousness of Mumbai are fresh in our minds.Closer to home, the recent attacks on Perth police stations cause us to wonder, what leads people to such violence? Continue reading
Year B: Advent 4, 21 December 2008
2 Samuel 7: 1-11; Psalm 89:1-4, 19-26;
Romans 16:25-27; Luke 1: 26-38
Gidgegannup Community Church
Let it be with me according to your word
Christmas message from the President of the Uniting Church in Australia: The coming of Jesus, God’s Son born in Bethlehem, challenges all our bigotry, our biases, our chauvinism and our racism.
‘Celebrate Christmas’ is a one- hour television special being aired on Christmas Morning, Thursday 25 December at 11.00am on Network Ten and the Southern Cross Network.
Melbourne based actor Jude Beaumont hosts two outstanding clay animation productions of ‘The First Christmas’, the traditional story of the birth of Jesus and ‘Michael the Visitor’, the story of a poor shoemaker who reaches out to help Michael in his time of need. (G)
For more information visit http://scarborough.perth.anglican.org/ctawa/christmas08.htm.
“And the Word became flesh and lived among us, and we have seen his glory, the glory as of a father’s only son, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14) Continue reading
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