Engadine Uniting Church is in Partnership with Common Grace and is pleased to host in Engadine, the simulcast of the 2021 Change the Heart service on 25th January.
You are invited by one of Australia’s most senior Aboriginal Christian Leaders, Aunty Jean Phillips, to gather together to pray in unison on the evening before January 26. During a moment of national significance, answer the call to prayer to #ChangeTheHeart of this nation.
Participate in the largest #ChangeTheHeart service by tuning in to the national simulcast service on ACCTV, commongrace.org.au and across a number of radio networks across these lands now called Australia.
Every January, Aunty Jean Phillips, invites Australians to pray as we approach January 26 — a day of mourning for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters. Since 2017 these services have been held in every state and territory with the support of Brooke Prentis and the Common Grace movement. This year in light of the challenge of COVID-19 one national moment has emerged — a time to pray in unison as we tune in together to #ChangeTheHeart of our nation.
Aunty Jean has been educating Australian Christians for decades on the true history of these lands now called Australia. Aunty Jean has said to many Australian Christians, “Your history is our history, our history is your history.”
When Australian Christians come to the realisation of the true history of Australia — the over 65,000 years of custodianship and stewardship by over 300 nations of Aboriginal peoples, and the true history since colonisation — hearts and minds are unsettled and the question arises "What do I do".
As Aunty Jean will tell you “the cross has all the answers” and “prayer is just so important”. These services have been a rallying way that non-Indigenous peoples can come to learn and acknowledge the true history of our nation, to lament the injustices and present-day disadvantages facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters and to pray, for “a nation built on truth, justice, love and hope”.
At the beginning of this year, over 3,000 people answered Aunty Jean’s call to prayer and gathered at 23 services.
For 2021, we have embraced the opportunity for the biggest ever #ChangeTheHeart prayer event and ask you to participate on Monday, 25 January 2021 in a single televised #ChangeTheHeart service broadcast on ACCTV, streamed on commongrace.org.au and simulcast on radio networks across these lands now called Australia.
You're invited to save the date, and tune in together.
Yours in prayer to #ChangeTheHeart of our nation,
Aunty Jean, Brooke and Bianca
Climate Pastoral Care Conference
On the 30th of July – 1st August 2020, 200 people gathered online from around Australia and NZ in Climate Pastoral Care to hear from experts on climate anxiety and climate pastoral care, climate communication and church climate action.
Recordings of the speakers of this conference can be found here.