On Aboriginal Sunday, 31st January respecting and honouring the First Nations people of the land on which BUC stands, our service on Sunday 31st January gave expression to our commitment to justice, healing and truth-telling on the Sunday after January 26th, Invasion Day, a Day of Mourning.

We lamented the truth of our shared history and lift up to God our prayers for our nation, First Peoples and later comers. We listened to First People’s voices, celebrate their ongoing culture and reflect together on the effects of invasion, colonisation and violent dispossession.

The resources in this service were taken from Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and the Common Grace movement.