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Summer Spirit 2024

February 9 @ 6:00 pm February 10 @ 5:00 pm

Summer Spirit 2024 – True to yourself, true to your faith: Navigating authenticity in a diverse world.

Join us at Summer Spirit 2024 on Friday 9 February and Saturday 10 February – a weekend that unites the vibrant community of the Uniting Church in Western Australia around the compelling theme: “True to Yourselves, True to Your Faith: Navigating Authenticity in a Diverse World.”

This year, we delve into the profound challenge of maintaining authenticity amidst the complexities of a rapidly changing, diverse society.

Summer Spirit 2024 will offer an enriching program designed to inspire, educate, and empower as we celebrate our commitment to multicultural inclusivity and theological diversity. Our keynote speaker will provide insightful presentations on the nuances of authenticity in faith and life.

Various workshops will be on offer, tailored to the needs and interests of our community, focusing on the ministries and mission of our local congregations.

Summer Spirit 2024 celebrates faith, a platform for learning, and a catalyst for meaningful change. Whether you’re a church leader, a lay preacher, or a member seeking deeper engagement with your faith, this event promises to be a rejuvenating and transformative experience.

Get ready to be part of a journey that uplifts, challenges, and renews. Let’s come together to embrace the true essence of our faith and identities, creating a future where everyone’s authentic self is not just welcomed but celebrated. Join us at Summer Spirit 2024 – it’s time to be true to ourselves and true to our faith!

Download the brochure here –


Friday 9 February 2024

Location: The Cambridge Bowling Club, 39 Chandler Ave West, Floreat WA 6014
Time: 6.00pm – Dinner starts at 6.30pm
Price: $50 (Friday only)
Keynote speaker: Rev Gary van Heerden

Saturday 10 February 2024

Location: All Saints Floreat Uniting Church, 48-50 Berkeley Cres, Floreat WA 6014

Time: 8.30am – 4.30pm

Price: $60 (Saturday only)

Program Overview:

  • Registrations – 8.30am
  • Opening devotion – 9.00am
  • Keynote Speaker (Christy Capper) – 9.30am
  • Morning tea – 10.45am
  • Keynote Speaker (Christy Capper) – 11.15am
  • Lunch – 1.00pm
  • Workshops – 2.00pm
    • Intergenerational ministry – Julie Ridden
    • Authenticity in Preaching – Ivan Clark
    • Social Media – Wendy Hendry
    • Identity of the Uniting Church – TBC
    • Courage and Vulnerability – Cathie Lambert
    • AI and Authenticity – David Kriel
  • Closing session – 4:00pm
  • Afternoon tea and sundowner – 4.30pm

Combined Price: $100

We encourage congregations to financially support members to attend.

Registration Information

Go to the Eventbrite booking page to purchase tickets –

For enquiries contact Mahshid Zadeh, CEDAL Administration Assistant –

Closing date for registrations is 31 January 2024.

Guest Speaker – Rev Dr Christy Capper

Rev Dr Christy Capper is an Anglican Priest currently serving as the Deputy Warden, Academic Dean, and Lecturer in Systematic Theology at Wollaston Theological College.
From 2016 to 2022, Christy worked as the Director of Missiology and later as the Vice-Principal of Uniting College for Leadership and Theology in Adelaide. Christy has previously worked in university ministry, as a youth and young adults pastor, and as an assistant minister at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne.
Christy has a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University, a Graduate Diploma in Arts (theology) and a Master of Arts in Church Practice from Tabor Victoria, a Master of Theology and PhD from the University of Divinity and a Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching from UWA. Christy’s doctoral work focused on the theological imperative to authentic selfhood.
Christy has lived in Perth for only 18 months but is enjoying getting to know a new city and state with her cavoodle Diogenes (Dodge).

All Saints Floreat Uniting Church

48-50 Berkeley Crescent
Floreat, Western Australia 6014 Australia
(08) 9387 6371
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