Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Abundant Grace Liberating Hope

President-Elect Dr Deidre Palmer has announced her chosen theme for the 15th Assembly.

The theme Abundant Grace Liberating Hope invites the Uniting Church to live by God’s abundant grace – reflecting God’s generous and overflowing love.

“At the heart of being a follower of Jesus, is our experience of God’s grace,” said Dr Palmer.

“That experience of encountering God who loves us unconditionally. God, who in Jesus Christ, invites us to see others, the world around us, and ourselves as infinitely loved. God, whose love is poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us." (Romans 5:5).

“As the Uniting Church we have been greatly blessed by the abundant grace of God, calling us into being and shaping our life and mission.”

Dr Palmer announced her theme and the accompanying logo at the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress in Geelong.

“I see so much of this theme reflected in the ministry and mission of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress,” she said.

Dr Palmer is encouraging Uniting Church members to share their stories about how they had encountered God’s abundant grace in their lives in the lead-up to the 15th Assembly meeting in July.