Understanding the Sacraments | 2-day Course

Understanding the Sacraments | 2-day Course

Understanding the Sacraments | 2-day Course

Event Details

If you are seeking authorisation to become a Lay Presider, please talk to your Presbytery’s Pastoral Relations Committee (PRC) before registering for this course.

This course is a pathway that can lead to Presbytery authorisation as a Lay Presider.  It’s also an ideal opportunity for a small group, faith community, bible study group, or congregation to spend time together exploring the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, as celebrated by the Uniting Church in Australia.

This is a 2-day training course, delivered over consecutive days in November.


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Dates: Tue, 3 Nov. – Wed, 4 November 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, 5 October:-
$100 per person
$125 per person
Includes course materials.
Catering: B.Y.O. Lunch
A simple morning tea, and afternoon tea will be provided.
Facilitator(s): Ockert Meyer, Ben Gilmour
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

Click on the blue ‘Register Here’ button below to register and pay in advance online.  Registration in advance using this form is essential.

Please Note:-
Early-bird Registrations close on: Monday, 5 October 2020.
Full-fee Registrations close on:  Wednesday, 28 October 2020.


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On-site COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures

Uniting Venues North Parramatta | COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures | PDF 1 page
UME Vital Leadership COVID-19 Update – Retreat & Courses | PDF 1 page


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 8912