VENUE CHANGE TO 20 WESTFIELD DRIVE, DONCASTER
Sadly the forecast for Sunday is unpredictable.
To ensure the comfort and safety of all our attendees, and to avoid last minute confusing changes, we are moving the service from Westerfolds Park to the church in Westfield Drive.
Please ensure all your friends are aware of this change. If you live in a retirement village, please share so everyone knows. Don’t assume people will know of the venue change.
We regret this decision as last year was so wonderful in the park, but we feel it is better to make the decision earlier rather than later.
Across the Uniting Church, we observe a Day of Mourning on the Sunday before Australia Day (19 January) to lament the ongoing effects of the invasion and colonisation of Australia’s First Peoples.
The Day of Mourning is an observance that was endorsed at the 15th Assembly in 2018
at the request of our sisters and brothers in the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC).
The Day of Mourning worship service encourages us to pause to remember the violence and dispossession inflicted on our First Peoples, and to lament that as a Church and as Second Peoples, we were and remain complicit.
It is an opportunity for us to listen and learn of the hurt that has been passed down through generations of First Peoples and the ongoing disadvantage and injustice they still experience.
Importantly, it is an invitation to us to follow in Christ’s way of justice, healing and reconciliation, building relationships of truth and healing in our own communities and in our nation.
Join us at 20 Westfield Dr, Doncaster.