Blessing of the Animals 2020
Our blessing of the animals service for 2020 was held outdoors as part of our SpringFEST festival. It was a fantastic morning of celebration for all of God’s beautiful and diverse creatures, and allowed us to give thanks for the finned and scaled, furry and feathered creatures with whom we share life on this planet. It also gave our pets a chance to meet and socialise!
Tuggeranong Uniting Church partnered with SouthFest and See-Change this year to hold a spring celebration! SpringFEST Sustainability Fair introduced us to some exciting new ways to reduce our environmental footprint, and connect with others in our community! The Fair featured a series of sustainability workshops on a variety of topics such as composting, seed saving, reducing plastic use, worm farming and creating bee friendly gardens. In addition we had all our favorite Spring Fair stalls.
Girls’ Brigade Fashion Parade 2019
Friday 1 November – The Girls’ Brigade fashion parade showcased ladies and children’s fashions, sourced from the range of beautiful preloved clothes available at Red Dove Preloved, and modeled by the Girls’ Brigade members and their leaders.
Renew and Reuse Festival 2019
19 October – Our church is passionate about combating climate change, protecting the environment and conserving natural resources and the festival was an opportunity to share this passion with others and hopefully inspire those who visited to make more sustainable choices in their own life.
Blessing of the Animals Service 2019
13 October @ 9:30am – These blessings services are held around the feast day of St Frances of Assisi, as he is considered the patron saint of all animals. Our scriptures make clear that God created all animals and filled them with his spirit (Psalm 104), so it is fitting that we offer a blessing for the animals who live with us, assist us and bring us comfort and joy. The special focus of the service was the public expression of the bond we have with all animals.