Consider songs, prayers, creative activity ideas, stories and newspaper articles that you think may contribute to worship development. Consider various forms and expressions of prayer you may use. Use the sites below to explore some suggestions and ideas.
If you have resources and suggestions that are not listed below, contact Rev Peter so that he can make it available. He also has access to hard copy resources such as music, leadership material, creative worship ideas and Bible study materials. He can also let you know about materials that are available for loan from other congregations within the partnership.
Coming soon will be the listing of the library of materials available through the Gisborne congregation.
2018 is Year B of the Revised Common Lectionary. Mark is the Gospel for that year. Rev Peter has put together some material highlighting themes and issues for the rest of the Church year. This goes until the start of Advent at the beginning of December 2018. Download the file here.
2019 is Year C of the Revised Common Lectionary. Luke is the Gospel for this year.
There are video resources available from a variety of sources. They come in the form of DVDs or YouTube videos. Project Connect is one such and provides DVDs of services, service elements including children's stories, hymns and sermons for a fee. You can contact them via . There are other Uniting Church sourced resources available on the web via YouTube but these tend to selected services or sermons. A Google search will assist here but Springvale Uniting Church Melbourne and St David's Uniting Church Newtown have started a range. Mostly these resources are of a traditional nature.
Putting together a service
Click here to open a Preparation guide for services.
Click here to open a guide for putting together an order of service for a full service. This document includes a sample order of service ready for you to insert prayers and litanies for the particular service you are developing. The links below provide resources you can use for this.
Click here to open a guide for conducting shorter and informal services.
Services for the coming weeks
Several other resources for specific days have also been prepared.