Worship Resources and Publications
Prayer and liturgical resources for specific occasions, including:
* in relation to the revised Preamble to the UCA Constitution
* support to the First Peoples of this land
* Great Prayer of Thanksgiving, prepared from dialogue between Lutheran Church of Australia and the UCA
The Uniting Church in Australia celebrates its 40th Anniversary on 22 June 2017
The Working Group on Worship has gathered resources that can be used from Easter to Pentecost and beyond in the gathered worship of congregations, presbyteries and synods. The aim is to invite people to celebrate God’s grace and goodness. This can also include other aspects of worship including confession, lament, intercession.
- Uniting Church Prayer Re-written by Rev Dr D'Arcy Wood, from a prayer by his father, Rev Dr A. Harold Wood
- Looking to Christ 40 Days of Revised Common Lectionary readings leading up to the UCA 40th Anniversary - 22 June 2017
- Service of Inauguration Sydney Town Hall - 22 June 1977
- Uniting Spirit - a Liturgy for Pentecost - Linda Sutton
- Inauguration of UCA Prayer of Thanksgiving
- Inauguration of UCA Prayer of Confession
- Inauguration of UCA Words of Commitment
music resources, including some written espcially for the UCA 40th anniversary
- Called Together lyrics score mp3 backing writer: David Busch
- Come Gather lyrics score writers: Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- In a Church that's Moving Forward lyrics writer: Andrew Williams
- We Celebrate lyrics score mp3 vocal demo writer: David MacGregor
some further music resource suggestions (note: far from exhaustive)
- songs from the 14th UCA Assembly - theme: Hearts on Fire
- Holy Spirit score writers: Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- How Long (a song of lament) All Together for Good # 563 writer: Robin Mann
- Together to Celebrate lyrics score writer: David MacGregor
- You died to set me free score writers: Sue Crittall & Kathryn Yarrow
- Spirit of Dreaming writer: Allison Campbell Rate
- God Gives Us a Future Together in Song # 687 writer: Elizabeth Smith
- Community of Christ Together in Song # 473 writer: Shirley Erena Murray
- Holy Spirit Rain UCA 13th Assembly writers: Michael Earl & Phil Newton
- Like a candle All Together for Good # 582 writers: Craig Mitchell, Tim Beale, Roger Imms
Brief biographies of famous Christian men and women.
The calendar may provide helpful resources for worship services, for preaching, for congregations that hold services during the week, or in Bible study, fellowship, or house groups. It may stimulate ideas for Christian education programs, for the work of the Sunday school, or for an address to young people during the Service of the Lord’s Day.
A prayer from Margaret Reeson, Chair of the Historical Reference Committee.
Two hundred years ago in August 1815, a little group of Christians welcomed the first Methodist minister to the colony of New South Wales.
Remembering that this has been one stream of our heritage as Uniting Church in Australia, let us pray.