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Take action for Climate this October

As the world anticipates the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow next month, pressure is mounting on Australia to make clear its commitments to respond to the climate crisis.

In the month of October, there are a number of opportunities to join our Church leaders and
 others in calling for a national plan that will drive down emissions and support people, nations and ecosystems that are most vulnerable to climate change. 

As the Season of Creation comes to a close, we encourage you to add your voice and live out your commitment to care for all of God's creation, our common home. 

A blessing at the end of the Season of Creation

In our final prayer for the Season of Creation, Jessica Morthorpe reflects how we need the blessings of this season even more than usual this year.
"May it be for us a time of deep connection with the God of life, who loves and is present within every creature and all of creation."

You can find all six prayers and a video message from President Rev Sharon Hollis on our Season of Creation page or download them here
If your church is doing great things for the environment, find out how you can be recognised by the Five Leaf Eco-Awards

Dignity and hope for all ages - everywhere

This Friday, 1 October, is the International Day of Older Persons, a day recognised by the United Nations in an effort to oppose discrimination and stigma faced by older people. Older Persons Sunday is an opportunity for Uniting Church communities to acknowledge ageism and to value the contributions of older people. Prayers and other resources are available from UnitingFriends of Ageing
Assembly National Consultant Rev Dr Apwee Ting has shared this prayer in Indonesian and English.

Join in taking action for Afghanistan 

The Uniting Church continues to call on the Australian Government to take further action in response to the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Afghanistan. Check out a range of actions and activities that you might like to support, including a calling party, visits to MPs, and messages you can share on social media. 

Become an Everything in Common Advocate

Become an Advocate for UnitingWorld’s annual Christmas gift catalogue, Everything in Common. Tell stories and help promote gifts like education, clean water, goats and health supplies. Even if your church isn’t meeting physically, you can still help get the word out about gifts that fight poverty and support the work of our overseas church partners.

Role models for our time: Abraham Conference

The annual Abraham Conference will this year focus on women leaders in the Muslim, Jewish and Christian faith traditions.
Entitled Role Models for Our Time, the Conference is taking place online on Sunday 10 October from 2:30 to 4pm.The Synod of NSW/ACT is a presenting partner in the event. Tickets are free. Join for an afternoon of interfaith dialogue and friendship.

Safety and Support Officer - Transitioning from Homelessness 

This role with Uniting in WA will assist adults in crisis, working 1:1 with people to understand their individual needs and support them to access the services that are right for them.
Lead Educator - Aspley Early Childhood Education Centre

The Queensland Synod is searching for an enthusiastic Lead Educator for Aspley Early Childhood Education Centre. It is one of a number of vacancies in the newly created Uniting Education Early Learning section of the Uniting Church in Queensland.
  • Older people in our families and communities. May we celebrate their contributions, listen to their experience and learn from their wisdom.
  • A commitment from Australian and global leaders to take action on climate change and make decisions that will protect the future of all God's creation. 
  • Those still trapped in Afghanistan who are fleeing danger. We pray they find safe passage, protection and welcome. 
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