Understanding the Sacraments

Event Details

If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please seek the approval of your Presbytery before registering for this course.

Understanding the Sacraments is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, it is also an ideal opportunity for: a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time exploring the sacraments together.

This two-day course is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider, and it is also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend a block of time exploring communion and baptism.

The course will enable lay people to engage with the theology and practice of the two sacraments, Baptism and Holy Communion, as celebrated by the Uniting Church in Australia.

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Dates: Monday, 20 Apr. –
Thursday, 23 April 2020
Times: Start: 9 a.m. / Finish: 5 p.m. (each day)
Venue: Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
Early-bird rego available until
Monday, 23 March:-
$100 per person
$125 per person
Includes: course materials, and a catered
morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea.
Facilitator(s): Liam McKenna
UME Grant: Short-term Education Grants are available for those in financial need.
Please go to the UME Scholarships page for more information.


Pre-course Reading and Written Task:

Information about the pre-course reading and written task will be sent to you closer to the start of the course.


Online Payment and Registration Form:

Please register, and pay in advance, via the online payment and registration form that appears below.  Registration in advance using this form is essential.

Please Note:-
Early-bird Registrations close on: Monday, 23 March 2020.
Full-fee Registrations close on:  Tuesday, 14 April 2020.


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On-site Overnight Accommodation Enquiries:

Note: Accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta is not included in your course registration.
However, a limited supply of on-site accommodation may still be available at the time of making your registration to attend.
In order to ease the process, those wishing to make an enquiry about the availability of on-site accommodation, are asked to make mention that your enquiry is related to your attendance at this course.

The Uniting Venues booking office can be contacted directly on –
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.


More Information:

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

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


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