More than a thousand Tongan members of the Uniting Church came together in a joyful celebration of faith and fellowship for the 2019 Tongan National Conference (TNC).
With the theme “Liberating by faith in Jesus Christ”, the annual gathering was held in Katoomba NSW from 27-29 September.
Tongan National Conference 2019
Resources and Information which may be of interest to Attenders
Greetings from the Assembly! We have gathered together here a number of resources which may be of interest to attenders at the Tongan National Conference. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the members of the Assembly Resourcing Unit Team who you met at the Conference:
Taki ‘o e Timi ngaue ‘a e ARU / Assembly Resourcing Unit Team Leader:
Kau Ngaue ‘o e Assembly / National Consultants:
Koe to’eonga ‘o e kau ngaue ‘a e ARU
You might also want to contact other members of our Assembly Resourcing Unit:
Ngaahi naunau he lea fakatonga moe ngaahi me'a mahu'inga 'ae Siasi.
Resources in Tongan Language and Other Important Documents
Ngaahi pepa ngaue mahu'inga 'ae Siasi fakatahataha.
Important UCA Documents
- The Basis of Union (Tongan)
- The Code of Ethics (Tongan)
- Acknowledgement of Country (Tongan)
- How to Read the Bible (Tongan)
Ngaahi naunau ki he ngaahi houa lotu 'ae Siasi.
Resources for Worship
- Words for Hospitality and Worship (Tongan-English)
- Service of Holy Communion (Tongan)
- Service of Holy Communion Version 2 (Tongan)
- Marriage Service (Tongan)
- Worshipping the Tongan way (English)
Ngaahi naunau mahu'inga 'ae Siasi 'o fekau'aki moe ngaahi tu'utu'uni fekau'aki moe ngaahi matakali 'i he Siasi.
Other Resources of Interest and UCA Multicultural Policy Documents
- Saying Welcome! (Multiple different languages)
- Welcome Poster (Multiple different languages)
- Covenant with UAICC A2 poster (English).pdf
- UCA National Multicultural Policies 1985-2004 (English)
- UCA National Multicultural Policies 2006-2009 (English)
- One Body Many Members Assembly 2012 (English).pdf UCA - We are a Multicultural Church 30th Anniversary Poster (English)
Koe ngaahi ongoongo moe ngaahi talanoa mahu'inga fakamuimui taha 'ae Siasi.
Recent UCA News Stories which may be of Interest
- About Our National Conferences
- Meeting of National Conference Chairs and UCA President
- The Life Of The Tongan National Conference In The Uniting Church
- Intercultural and Intergenerational Workshops on the Road
- Tagata Pasifika Speaks — Listen In!
In January 2019, around 120 young adults, including a large number from the Tongan National Conference, gathered together for a fabulous opportunity to learn and grow in their faith, in their knowledge of the Uniting Church and in their leadership within the Church and the wider world. See some of the stories from NYALC 2019:
- On a Journey Of Transformation
- President's Opening Reflection at NYALC 2019
- President's Closing Remarks at NYALC 2019
Koe konifelenisi ‘a e to’utupu ‘e fai ‘I Sanuali he 2021 ‘I Atelaite. Toe vakai mai kihe peesi’ni ‘a anai ‘ange ki he faka’iki’iki ‘a e polokalama ha maau ‘a e kau ngaue ‘a e Assembly.
The next NYALC will be held in January 2021, probably in the same venue near Adelaide. Stay tuned for more details!
Kapau ‘oku ‘i ai ha’o fehu’i pea ke fetu’utaki mai ‘o fakafonu ‘a e foomu ‘i lalo.
Questions and Feedback Form
'Oku mau fiefia ke tali lelei ha’o poupou pe tokoni kihe ngaue ‘a e Assembly. Malo Aupito.
If you would like to give some input directly to the Assembly Resourcing Unit, or to ask a question about anything you have heard about at the TNC2019 or read about on this page, please feel free to use the form below.
It was great to see you at the Tongan National Conference 2019. See you next year!
Their Majesties, King Tupou VI and Queen Nanasipau'u of Tonga opened a new school buildings at Sydney's Newington College this week, in a ceremony that honoured longstanding close connections between respective churches and states.
Uniting Church leaders were honoured to be in attendance.
The Uniting Church in Australia welcomes the Vatican's appointment of the first Cardinal from the Kingdom of Tonga.
Bishop Soane Patita Paini Mafi, 53, was one of 20 appointments announced by Pope Francis on 4 January, with many of the new Cardinals coming from developing countries. Bishop Mafi became the Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tonga and Niue in January 2014 and will take up his new role on 14 February.
Rev. Jason Kioa, Chairperson of the Uniting Church in Australia's Tongan National Conference, commended the appointment.
More than 1000 Tongan members of the Uniting Church in Australia will gather in the foothills of Sydney’s Blue Mountains this long weekend for an annual celebration of Christian faith and Pacific culture.
The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Rev. Professor Andrew Dutney and members of Church’s Tongan National Conference have today called for a renewed focus on the positive achievements of Tongan youth in Australia.