Lucy Moore: Changing Worship and Celebrating Mess

Lucy Moore may have become the face of a mini empire, but deep down she’s a hardworking woman, passionate about bringing life back into the church and creating a new  space for everyone. She visited Perth recently to speak at the Uniting Church in WA’s Summer Spirit event in February and I got to catch-up with her about this Messy Church  phenomenon that’s sweeping the western world and changing the way many congregations do church. Continue reading

Metro North Says Thanks

First Third is farewelling another Savage, as Rev Jeff Savage will be concluding his placement as First Third specialist in the Metro North Region of the Uniting Church in WA at  the end of April. Jeff will be starting his new role co-ordinating children and youth ministry with the Anglican Church, Diocese of Perth, on secondment for three years as a  Uniting Church minister in early May. Continue reading

Batting for Dunnies

Recently, the Beldon 4pm Project, a new fortnightly congregation at Beldon Uniting Church, swapped singing and prayers for cricket bats and balls as members of the  congregation joined in with the TEAR Australia and Micah Challenge Australia’s ‘Give Poverty the Flush 20/20 Cricket Match’. Everyone involved had a great day and best of all $3000 was raised to support a water and sanitation project in South Sudan. Continue reading

Busking for a Cause

Just before Christmas my brother Ned and I went busking at Wesley Uniting Church in Perth. We raised money for kids in an orphanage in Zimbabwe. The money will help pay  for them to go to school and help them to grow food. I play guitar and sing and my brother Ned plays drums. We love music and we love to help people. All up we raised $167 and  it was fun. Continue reading

Advent Fun Across the Regions

Dongara

In December 2012, Dongara Uniting Church set-up four Advent workshops for children, open to all families in the town. Children and their parents were able to select  activities such as making finger puppets, tree decorations, greeting cards, masks, tea light candle holders, angels, shepherds and stars. A cooking activity each week also meant they had something good to eat, and take home to share. Some of these good things were shared with the congregation at morning tea the next day. Continue reading