Thursday 28 April 2016 Friday 29 April 2016 Saturday 30 April 2016 Sunday 1 May 2016
Guests Arrive – Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
8am Doors Open Doors Open Doors Open
8.45am Waves of change conversation
Myung Hwa Park, Thresi Mauboy, Colleen Geyer, Deidre Palmer & Stuart McMillan – where do we see hope emerging in and through the church and its participation in God’s mission? Small Groups and Open Forum
9am Worship and reflections from Liz Worship and reflections from Vicky
9.40am Khalidja Gbla‘s story
Kahdija’s story of hope and a Q&A session
Towards reconciliation
Brooke Prentis, Amel ManyonDenise Champion & Tanya Hosch
10am Closing worship with reflections from Liz & Vicky
10.45am Morning Tea (provided)
11am Morning Tea (provided)
11.15am A UnitingWorld story
Sureka Goringe, Seforosa Carroll and Maleta Rumaroti – Secretary for Mission, Kiribati Uniting Church. Maleta will share her story of hope and Sureka & Seforosa share from their own lives and speak about the work of UnitingWorld.
11.30am Cross Generational stories of hope
Danica Patselis, Denise Champion, Candace Champion & Katheryn Curnow. Small groups and then opportunity to respond to speakers.
Morning Tea (provided)
12.15pm Small groups – introductions and sharing personal stories of hope Small groups  Program ends ~
12.45pm Plenary feedback – song and prayer
1.00pm Lunch (not catered) Lunch (not catered)
2.15pm Elective workshops
Afternoon Tea (provided)
Elective workshops
Afternoon Tea (provided)
4.30pm Program Ends
5pm Dinner (not catered) Dinner (not catered)
5.30pm Doors open for registration
(tea and coffee provided, wraps available for purchase)
7.00pm Welcome and opening worship: Vicky Balabanski & Liz Boase present on Hope in the Scriptures
7.30pm Sharing Our Stories of Hope through the Arts
Performance, living art and film
“Where there is life there is hope.”
Hosted by Julie McCrossin, Q&A with Penny Wong, Tanya Hosch, Geraldine Hawkes, Lorna Hallahan & Elenie Poulos. An educator, social worker, church leader and politician discuss what action Christian women can take to build hope in our communities, churches, societies, and global contexts.
8.15pm Hope in women’s daily lives
Ema Atiola, Joanna Palmer, Helen Whittington, Kathryn Button & Candace Champion share their experiences
8.50pm Small groups – introductions and sharing personal stories of hope
9pm Evening program ends ~ Evening program ends ~
9.15pm  Supper (provided)
9.45pm Evening program ends ~


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Please note: Program is subject to change.
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