Messages

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer shared the following speech at the UCA and Affinity Building Harmony Virtual Iftar on 13 May 2020.

The air we’re breathing in our most populated cities is cleaner. 

We can see mountains unobstructed by the haze of pollution.

Our children are getting outside, and enjoying the beauty of creation.

There seem to be more birds and animals around, but perhaps we’re just noticing them more.

These are some of the stories we are hearing emerge as some of the positive outcomes to the safety measures in place to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

President Dr Deidre Palmer offered this reflection at the Memorial Service for Rev. Jeffrey Garrawurra in his home community at Galiwink’u on Elcho Island on 14 June 2019.

BIBLE READINGS: John 14: 1-27 and Romans 8:35-39 

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you….Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not let them be afraid.” (John 14:27)

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Clothe Yourselves

This sermon was delivered by President Stuart McMillan for the Samoan National Conference at St John’s Uniting Church in Essendon, Victoria on Sunday 15 October 2017.

Friday, 13 October 2017

Perseverance and Character

This sermon was delivered by President Stuart McMillan for the 200th anniversary celebration of Castlereagh Uniting Church in western Sydney on Sunday 8 October 2017.

Friday, 06 October 2017

My People, Hear My Teaching

Fakaalofa atu, Hello – It is my delight to be with you today for this 10th Anniversary National Conference.

Eating Crow

I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the Kaurna Nation, their elders past and present, and all descendants of this clan/nation. They are irantiyarta, sovereign of yarta-ana, these lands and waters where we meet today. I pay respects also to all other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples with us, Australia’s sovereign First Nation Peoples.

Friday, 21 July 2017

We Belong To One Another

This is an edited version of  a sermon delivered by President Stuart McMillan at St Andrew's Longueville Uniting Church in Sydney on Sunday 16 July.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

40th Anniversary Message

People of the Uniting Church in Australia, you have been planted with roots deep into the good soil of the gospel: you’ve been established in love. May the love of Christ dwell in your hearts and may this love that surpasses knowledge enable you to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

2017 Easter Message

Stuart McMillan: I’m Stuart McMillan, President of the Uniting Church in Australia.

I wish you and your loved ones a blessed and safe Easter season.

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