Thursday, 23 April 2020

President's Conference to go ahead in October

Dr Deidre Palmer has announced that her 2020 President’s Conference will go ahead in Adelaide from October 2-5, as originally scheduled.

“We are looking at online options, and a variety of ways of connecting with live-streaming, pre-recorded interviews, and Adelaide based panels, that people can connect to around the country,” said Dr Palmer.

“I am optimistic that by then that there will be options for us to gather in smaller groups face to face. We will work according to any of the safety measures that the Government and health professionals have put in place.”

The theme of the Conference is “Called by God”. It will focus on living our Christian vocation in our daily life and one of the Uniting Church’s key foundations “every member ministry”.

“We will explore expressions of this vocation through ministry in local congregations, faith communities, agencies, schools, chaplaincy and people’s faithful discipleship and service in their workplaces, communities and relationships,” added Dr Palmer.

“The Conference will encourage participants in their Christian discipleship, and invite them to reflect on their current journey of faith, discerning the call of God and where God might be leading them.

“There is a great line up of speakers, including Dr Victoria Lorrimar and Rev Dr Ockert Meyer, who will lead us in Bible studies.

“As we all reflect on our respective changed circumstances due to the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our life in Australia and globally, I think this is a very timely discussion to have as a Church.”

The Conference is open to all members of the Uniting Church.

Called by God is Dr Palmer’s second national conference in her triennium as President.

The first conference titled For the Whole Creation was held in Nadi, Fiji in July 2019.

To express your interest in registering for the Conference, please contact Neryl McCallum, EA to the President, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.