Pitt Street Congregation
Uniting Church in Australia
264 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

A progressive faith community of justice-seeking friends in the heart of Sydney.
Given at our 10:00 am service on Sundays
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Fundraising for the repair of the dormitories at the East African Mission Orphanage is well underway (see update attached). Valerie will be doing volunteer work there again in August/September this year and will oversee the spend of funds raised.

Our next (and last!) fundraising event is a High Tea 30 July, St Albans Lindfield (see
flyer attached). Lots of dainty delicious food and good company! 
Women grab a friend and come along. 
Men? Like to help Lyle with the waiting? 

Cost: $25 per person
Venue: St Albans Church Hall, 7 Tyrone St, Lindfield
(less than 1 km from the station & ample parking across the road)
RSVP: Monday 25th July to Valerie 0434 566 453 or Barb 0432 613 564
EAMO Fundraising High Tea
St Albans Church, Lindfield
02:00 pm, Saturday, 30-Jul-2016
4th Common Dreams International Conference
"Progressive Spirituality: New Directions"

16-19 September 2016 
at Somerville House, South Brisbane QLD
If you loved Common Dreams on the Road with Robin Meyers then start planning for the Conference “Progressive Spirituality: New Directions” 16-19 September 2016 at Somerville House, South Brisbane, Queensland.

Keynote presentations will be delivered by Michael Morwood (Aus), Fred Plumer (USA), Jana Norman (Aus), Saara Sabbagh (Aus), Graeme Mundine (Aus), and Diana Butler Bass. A panel of three speakers, Lorraine Parkinson (Aus), Margaret Mayman (Aus/NZ), and Pam Eisenbaum will give reflections on spirituality with this session to be structured so as to give the audience opportunities to interact with the speakers. Special GenX/Millennial session on Saturday.

Fore more information and to register go to the Common Dreams Website 
For the full program: read more
Common Dreams on the Road - at Pitt Street 20-22 May 2016
August 13 will mark the 12-year anniversary of the Howard government passing the homophobic Marriage Amendment Act which enshrined the words "one man and one woman" into law.
Rally for Marriage Equality - Sydney Town Hall

Before Parliament Returns
01:00 am to 03:00 pm, Saturday, 13-Jul-2016
Testing Tradition, Liberating Theology, Saturday 23-Jul-2016
A talk by Dr Val Web is now on YouTube:

A lecture and conversation covering themes in her latest book.

Testing Tradition, Liberating Theology
Conversations and insights on living as a Muslim with Shaza Rifi, Angela Rodgers and Firdousi Obeidullah. Co-hosted by Al-Ghazzali Centre and Eremos who are committed to greater harmony and co-existence through the act of appreciating diverse religions and culture.

Venue: Al-Ghazzali Centre, 299 Belmore Road, Riverwood. 
(1 min walk from Riverwood Station; street parking available.)
Afternoon tea provided. Free event. Donations may be offered on the day if you wish.
Saturday, 14-Aug-2016, 02:00 to 04:00 pm