CALD Events and Resources

 

 

One Great Sunday of Sharing - 19 July 2020

Celebrating 35 Years of being a Multicultural Church

This year marks the 35th anniversary declaration that the Uniting Church in Australia is a multicultural church. All Uniting Church congregations are invited to celebrate our cultural and linguistic diversity on One Great Sunday of Sharing THIS SUNDAY 19 July, 2020.

The print ready Worship Guide is available here: Worship Guide 2020: One Great Sunday of Sharing [PDF]

Click here for an editable version: Worship Guide 2020: One Great Sunday of Sharing [WORD]

It includes the lectionary readings from Romans 8:12-25 which offers an opportunity to explore the life of being children of God together, and to share stories of faith, suffering and hope with people whose culture and background is different from one’s own.

UCA Assembly President Dr Deidre Palmer has contributed a video message.

The SA Synod Moderator, Mr Bronte Wilson has offered a prayer of thanksgiving.

Two CALD ministers share intercultural communion also including a Zoom conversation with four of our CALD leaders on "what it means to be children of God together sharing faith."

One Great Sunday of Sharing Worship Service.

For further resources, go to Assembly website https://www.assembly.uca.org.au/mcm/resources/build-crosscultural-understanding/item/825-one-great-sunday-of-sharing or contact Rev Dr Paul Goh, Synod CALD Officer of Mission Resourcing at pgoh@sa.uca.org.au


 

Space 4 Grace

In 2015 the National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia received a report from its Multi and Cross-cultural Ministry Reference Committee. The report repeated an invitation to the wider church and Australian multicultural society more generally, to include the stories and experiences of diverse people in our processes and deliberations. By doing this we demonstrate valuing one another and the blessings of God in all our lives.

or download: Space For Grace (543 kb PDF) - “We invite people to meet in coffee shops and clubs, in lounge-rooms and around fine mats, at the dinner table and in parks, please talk about marriage, please experience and nurture ‘one-anothering community’ in Christ."

 


 

Upcoming Events:

One Great Sunday of Sharing - 19 July 2020 (see information above)


 

Past Events:

Christian Witness: Forum for Intercultural Leadership

Christian Witness in a Multi-cultural and Multi-faith World

Monday, 23 September 2019
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm with light supper

UCLT, 312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park, SA

How do we bear faithful, public and embodied witness to God’s reign in a multi-cultural and multi-faith world? Is it possible to reclaim the Gospel as “good news” to all in a post-Christian and postcolonial ere? What does it look like to be witnesses of Christ in a world of xenophobia, racism and violence?

All Christian ministers/leaders/students across SA are invited to hear from Paul Goh’s reflections on a World Council of Churches hosted Seminar that took placed in 5-15 August 2019 at the Bossey Ecumenical Institute.

Keynote Speaker:

Rev Dr Paul Goh, Justice & CALD Multicultural & Cross Cultural Officer of the Uniting Church Synod of South Australia.

Paul is a Korean-Australian and wrote his Ph.D. dissertation about Christian evangelism in relation to interreligious dialogue and spirituality at Boston University School of Theology.

All welcome

RSVP to Bev on (08) 8236 4243 or bfreeman@sa.uca.org.au

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