Tuesday, 02 January 2018

Prayers for Coptic Christians

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has written to His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Egypt to express condolences in the wake of a deadly terrorist attack.

Monday, 25 December 2017

2017 Christmas message

At Christmas we celebrate that Jesus - the light of the world and the presence of God - is a light to all people.

President Stuart McMillan delivers his annual Christmas message 

Friday, 22 December 2017

Christmas Prayer for Melbourne

Assembly Theologian-in-Residence Rev. Dr Ji Zhang has offered this prayer for those injured in the recent Melbourne CBD attack.

O Lord we come before you in prayer.
You are the creator of us all. We are altogether your children. 
When one rejoices we all rejoice; when one suffers we all suffer.
We come to you today, Lord, with confusion and compassion in our hearts, 
pray for the nineteen people injured in the attack in Melbourne,

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Stay Safe this Summer

The Australian summer is a high-risk time of bushfires, storms, cyclones and heatwaves, and these natural crises never affect people evenly.

Since its inception 40 years ago, the Uniting Church has continued to live out its calling to support the most vulnerable in our society.

Monday, 18 December 2017

An International Christmas

NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian was the guest of honour at Bankstown District Uniting Church’s annual Christmas International Service on Sunday 17 December 2017.

Monday, 11 December 2017

Joyful Welcome

Rev. Dr Ji Zhang and Rev. Dr Apwee Ting have been formally welcomed into new roles in the Assembly at a joyful service in the Melbourne suburb of Glen Iris.

Friends, family and colleagues gathered from across Melbourne and from interstate at St Andrews Gardiner Uniting Church, as the two men were formally inducted into their respective roles as the Assembly’s Theologian-in-Residence and National Consultant in the Assembly Resourcing Unit.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Five years after its announcement, Australia’s landmark Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse has handed its Final Report to Government.

On this occasion I want to acknowledge the extensive and invaluable body of work produced by the Royal Commission and its staff, and remind all Church members of our solemn commitment to child safety that is informed by the Commission’s work.

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Royal Commission Final Report

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has urged Church members to help ensure the Church’s commitments to child safety are honoured as a result of the landmark inquiry.