• New England National Park Image Eco-Sermon Competition

     Uniting Earth Ministry (Synod of NSW/ACT) is inviting all preachers to brush up their sermon skills and submit an entry to our Eco-Sermon Competition!

     The sermon topic is: 

      “What does it mean to live a faithful life in the present context of our changing awareness  of the place of human beings within the whole creation?”

    More information for entrants

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    Seasonal resources for Lent

    Lent is traditionally a time of fasting, of giving things up to make more space for the spiritual life.  As we head towards Easter, we consider the meaning of sacrifice and commitment, in the shadow of seemingly overwhelming odds.  We give ourselves permission to feel sadness, fear, and despair so that we can fully engage with the shock and joy of resurrection, and life and hope in unexpected places.  We have links to some resources for Lent here, including UnitingWorld's Lent Event, and various Carbon Fasts.

     

  • Bible ecology sldBible and ecology seminar - resources available

    We are in the process of making all the talks available from the seminar held on September 19.  Some are already accessible.  In recent years, in the context of growing ecological awareness, biblical scholars have been working to move beyond human-focused perspectives and read the Bible with a deliberate sympathy for the wider Earth community. In this full-day webinar, we will hear from scholars around the country about reading the Bible through “ecological eyes”, and will practise applying such lenses to scripture. You are invited to join a hub in each state, or organise a small group in your local area to join in.

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  • 2014-sunset-bonville-jjloresSeason of Creation 2016

    September is over, but you can still access our videos and liturgies for use whenever you like

    OCEANS: Tau’alofa Anga'aelangi, a first generation Tongan-Australian, challenges us to embrace the concept of tauhi Vā, or reciprocity.
    FLORA/FAUNA: Pastor Ray Minniecon, from UAICC, invites us “ to remember that salvation is something for God’s whole earth.
    STORMS: Rev. Dr Stephen Robinson (National Disaster Recovery Officer) on Tuvalu- one of the "canaries in the coal mine" of climate change. 
    COSMOS: Anne Lanyon, Centre for Peace, Ecology and Justice, invites us to a more humble, less human-centred view of our place in creation.
    See all the videos

About Uniting Earthweb

Uniting Earthweb is a network of Uniting Church people within NSW and the ACT who work for a greater connection between ecology and Christian faith and practice, including through theological study, the arts, worship, and practical projects and campaigns.

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Church stories

How are congregations participating in God's reconciliation and renewal of creation?  Churches share their stories about taking action in words and pictures.  Includes community gardens, outdoor worship, solar panels, community events, water tanks, energy efficicency and more.

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Ideas for getting started

In your church and community
Practical ideas for taking action in your church or community – from worship resources, tools to help you reduce the ecological footprint of your buildings, through to community project ideas and advocacy suggestions.

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