"Daring to Join" Melbourne gathering (11 - 14 June) + Special Event: Sacred Union Ceremony (12 June @ 4pm)

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Joined in 2007
February 21, 2010, 23:56


Daring to Join flyer

Uniting Network Australia is the national network for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered people, their families, friends and supporters within the Uniting Church in Australia. We proudly participate in helping the Church wrestle with issues of faith, sexuality and membership and work for greater inclusivity within the Church.

$120.00 early-bird registration (closes Wednesday 31 March 2010)

$140.00 waged registration (closes Friday 14 May 2010)

$100.00 unwaged registration (closes Friday 14 May 2010)

Billeting can be arranged if required

Limited accommodation is available on-site @ $60 per night, twin share, in single beds. “Maclean House is an affordable accommodation option if you are spending time in Melbourne. It is provided to the Uniting Church community by the Centre for Theologyand Ministry (CTM). Maclean House is located in the picturesque grounds of Ormond College, Parkville. It is conveniently located for those attending activities at the CTM, using the Dalton McCaughey Library or for that quick trip into Melbourne CBD. Trams are close to the front door and Lygon Street is just around the corner – who could resist! Maclean House provides comfortable rooms with linen (including pillows), on-site parking, a light breakfast, shared bathrooms, kitchen and laundry facilities – all at the reasonable price of $60 per night.”

Food allergies & dietary requirements can be catered to.

We are taking registrations for the ‘Sacred Union Ceremony’ on Saturday 12 June – please let us know if you’d like to be involved.

Visit to register & for more info.

Ann Maree
Joined in 2008
February 22, 2010, 01:25

Hi Damien

This looks great! Thanks for posting.

Are you going?


Ann Maree

Joined in 2007
February 22, 2010, 09:44

Hi Ann Maree,

Thank you.

Absolutely! Looking forward to it! Can’t wait!

Have a great day & week.

Kind regards,

Damien 🙂

Youth Coordinator
Joined in 2008
February 22, 2010, 21:09

This looks like a great event!!

Good luck Damien. 🙂

Anthony Venn-Brown
Joined in 2005
February 22, 2010, 23:32

goooooo Damien

Joined in 2007
March 31, 2010, 20:00

Hehe, thanks, Ben & Anthony 😀

FYI, everyone, today = final day to register for “Daring” early-bird (save $20)!

Registrations & payments are rolling in thick & fast! Please remember to process your registration TODAY to save yourself $20!

The Daring Gathering is a once-every-two-years gathering of gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered people, their families, friends and supporters within the Uniting Church in Australia, who gather together from across the nation to reflect on their journey to date and envision their future. The first gathering was held in Adelaide in 1994, with the theme “Daring to speak – daring to listen”. The gathering is open to people of all faiths or no faith who are interested in supporting this journey. This year’s theme is “Daring to Join”.

DRAFT program can now be viewed @

We hope you’ll join us for this special event!

Visit for more info &/or to register online today.

Please note: Early-bird registrations close 31 March 2010 (save $20).

Any questions/concerns? Please don’t hesitate to email UNA.

Looking forward to keeping you updated & catching up with you all real soon – June 2010 will be here before we know it!

Kind regards,

Damien Stevens

on behalf of

Uniting Network Australia

E. [email protected]


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