President Dr Deidre Palmer preached the sermon at a special Service of Thanksgiving for the life of former UAICC National Chairperson Rev. Jeffrey Garrawurra at Darwin's Casuarina Uniting Church on 21 February 2019.
The 12th President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Rev. Alistair Macrae, has been honoured with an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.
Rev. Macrae’s citation says: “For distinguished service to the Uniting Church in Australia through executive and ministerial roles at state and national levels, and to the promotion of ecumenism, interfaith dialogue and reconciliation.”