Speeches

President Stuart McMillan joined Pastor Ray Minniecon of UAICC NSW/ACT to talk about the UCA's covenant with First Peoples at West Epping Uniting Church in Sydney on 20 August 2017.

Synod meetings in coming months will be asked to discuss Sovereignty and Treaty to enable discernment for decision-making at the 15th Assembly.

General Secretary Colleen Geyer's address the NSW/ACT's Pre-Synod meeting Eco Day celebrating the leadership of women.

What can we learn from the above, for the challenge of making our relationship with the rest of Creation a core aspect of our identity, not just in words but in every aspect of our discipleship? 

President Stuart McMillan delivered this sermon at the closing service of the Middle East National Conference held at Bankstown District Uniting Church on 5 November.

The Ministry of the Body of Christ

Readings: Ephesians 4:1-16 Unity in the Body of Christ

Dr Deidre Palmer preached at the Opening Worship of the 42nd annual Synod meeting of the Uniting Church in Western Australia.

President Dr Deidre Palmer preached on Luke 8:1-3 and 24 at the Closing Worship of the 3rd UnitingWomen conference in Brisbane on 30 September 2018.

Brooke Prentis gave the Closing Address at the UnitingWomen Conference in Brisbane from 27-30 September. Brooke is Common Grace's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Justice Team's Spokesperson. She is a descendant of the Waka Waka people, an activist for indigenous rights, a Christian pastor, and an accountant.

My name is Brooke Prentis.  I come from a long line of strong Aboriginal women. 

My Aboriginality comes right through my maternal lines – my Mum, to my Mum’s Mum, my Nan, to my Nan’s mum, my Great Grandmother. We are Williams’ from Waka Waka country.

The times I get to be on my country are sacred. 

President Dr Deidre Palmer delivered this reflection for Closing Worship at the Pacific Conference of Churches in Auckland.

How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land?

This Prayer of Thanksgiving was delivered by Rev Dr Ji Zhang, the Assembly's Theologian-in-Residence, at the UnitingCare Australia 2018 Leaders Forum.

No matter which land you come from, no matter which culture you belong, we come before the Creator with humility and give thanks to the Spirit sustaining all lives in the Land.

This blessing was delivered by Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer at the opening of the new UnitingCare Australia offices in Barton ACT.

We acknowledge this office space is on the land of the Ngunnawal people, the traditional custodians of this area. We pay our respects to their elders, past, present and emerging. We honour their continuing culture amongst us, and commit to and pray for justice and reconciliation in our land.

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