Thursday, 01 March 2018

Jubilant Celebration in PNG

Only a very fortunate person would attend the inauguration of a Uniting Church. So I was glad to be in the Sydney Town Hall on 22 June 1977 but how much more fortunate to have been at two.

Wednesday, 28 February 2018

God’s Mission through Social Service

“We have many international churches visiting China. The Chinese Church has many partners around the world, and the Uniting Church in Australia is our strategic partner. We are strategic partners because we are uniting churches.” These were the words of welcome from Rev Kan Baoping, General Secretary of China Christian Council (CCC), to our UCA delegation.

Friday, 23 February 2018

Ministry on the move

Members across all councils of the Uniting Church came together to attend the closure service of Rev. Salesi Faupula at Jannali Uniting Church in southern Sydney.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Being a Church of “No Worries”

On Sunday 28 January, the city of Nanjing was shut down by the biggest snowstorm in 35 years. The provincial council issued a rare notice to local congregations to cancel some services. Yet Mochou Lu Church was packed by a congregation of over 1000 people. Our UCA delegation joined worship in the main hall while others gathered in overflow rooms watching the service live on TV monitors.

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Seeking Asylum – Somayeh’s Story

“My name is Somayeh Farahani and I am teacher’s aide in a primary school. Many people call me a boat person, illegal. To some people, I am a criminal.”

Monday, 19 February 2018

Guiding the Church

This Opening Statement was delivered by Executive Officer of the Uniting Church in Australia’s Royal Commission Task Group Rev. John Cox to the Joint Select Committee hearing on the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Religious Freedom Review

The National Director of UnitingCare Australia Claerwen Little has affirmed the Uniting Church and its agencies’ opposition to all forms of discrimination before a hearing of the Federal Government’s Expert Panel reviewing Religious Freedom.

President-elect Dr Deidre Palmer is inviting Uniting Church members to make creative submissions interpreting the 15th Assembly theme “Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope”.