Gospel Yarning | For Such a Time as This

Event Details

How can we be the church of Jesus Christ in a secular world?

Gospel Yarning will again inspire, empower and connect us.  This event will significantly raise your understanding of how the context of secularism affects the church, and introduce tools for strengthening your ministry in that context.  This affects the whole church.

Dates: Sunday, 17 Nov. –
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
Times: Start –   5 p.m.  Sunday, 17 Nov.
Close –  5 p.m.  Wednesday, 20 Nov.
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Cost: $200 per person – Adult, Full Package Registration
Catering: Registration fee includes: lunch on each day.
Speakers: Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Wesley Church, Brisbane
Pastor Paul Montague
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.


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Who is it for?

Gospel Yarning 2019 is for:

  • ministers,
  • chaplains,
  • deacons,
  • presbytery workers, and
  • ministry agents

in the Uniting Church in Australia and Uniting NSW/ACT.


What we’ll do:

We will meet to talk / talanoa / yarn in OIKOS groups, open space sessions, elective discussions and share our stories.



Peter Hobson image

Keynote Speaker: Rev Dr Peter Hobson, Wesley Mission Queensland / Albert Street UCA, Brisbane.
Formerly a local minister, university chaplain and lecturer, Peter is a good communicator, and a story-teller who is a good thinker about the world we seek to reach.

Paul Montague image

Theological Respondent and Comedian: Pastor Paul Montague.
One-half of Pirate Church, Paul knows how to tell us the truth about ourselves, make us uncomfortable like the Holy Spirit does, and helps us to see the road ahead.


Free Public Events at the Centre for Ministry

Worship with the Moderator

Sunday, 17 November from 5 p.m.


Advertising Flyer

The event advertising flyer is available for download by clicking on the image below:


Gospel Yarning 2019 leaflet for download [PDF 2 pages | 518KB]


Online Payment and Registration Form:

Please register and pay in advance online, via the ‘Register Now!‘ link that appears below.  Registration in advance using this link is essential.

Please Note: Registrations Close – Sunday, 10 November at 11:30 p.m.


Payment Processing Instructions:

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Onsite Overnight Accommodation:

Those wishing to book overnight accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry are required to make inquiries directly with the Uniting Venues Booking Office, whilst mentioning that your enquiry is related to your attendance at Gospel Yarning:

Ph: 1300 138 125

E-mail: northparramatta@unitingvenues.org

Web: www.unitingvenues.org/contact


Travelling to the Centre for Ministry:

The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport.

Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via public transport.

A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.


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More Information:

If you would like more information about this event, please contact, either:

UME Reception | umeinfo@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8900

Ian Robinson | IanR@nswact.uca.org.au | Ph: 02 8838 8956


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