Tuesday, 09 October 2018

National Apology Prayer

President Dr Deidre Palmer has written to members of the Uniting Church in Australia ahead of the National Apology to Victims and Survivors of Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on Monday 22 October.

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ in our Uniting Church,

The 22nd of October 2018 is an important day in the life of our nation and our Church.

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.

Friday, 05 October 2018

Women weaving wisdom and wonder

More than 300 women from all over Australia gathered at Somerville House in Southbank, Brisbane for an inspiring UnitingWomen conference from 27-30 September. 

The theme of the Conference, “Weaving Wisdom and Wonder” captures the spirit of what UnitingWomen is all about - creating space for women of all cultures and ages to weave stories, share wisdom and wonder together at what God is doing in their lives and in our world.

Friday, 05 October 2018

Reimagining Church in NZ

Over the last few days I have had the great pleasure to represent the Uniting Church at the 2018 General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church of Aotearoa New Zealand (PCANZ).

Tuesday, 02 October 2018

A Prayer for Palu and Donggala

The Assembly's Rev. Dr Apwee Ting has written a prayer in Indonesian and English for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that has devastated parts of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Together in Christ

By Paul Dongwon Goh, Justice & CALD Multicultural and Cross-cultural Officer, SA Synod

“How very good and pleasant it is when kindred live together in unity!...For there the Lord ordained his blessing, life forevermore.” (Psalm 133:1,3)

It was like a catchment of water from which 'Abundant Grace and Liberating Hope' were overflowing. My fellow Korean ministers who are serving either in Korean or English-speaking Uniting Church congregations, and candidates from across Australia, held a three-day gathering from 16-19 September 2018 at Mt Schoenstatt Retreat Centre in NSW.  This was the first Korean National Conference gathering since the 15th Assembly.

Monday, 24 September 2018

Practical Care in Carinda

Frontier Services and the NRMA staff leave the small outback town of Carinda in high spirits after another successful Outback Links trip to the bush.

Friday, 21 September 2018

Pastoral Letter on Church Governance

President Deidre Palmer has today written to Uniting Church members, in light of reports that some congregations are considering alternative governance arrangements in response to the 15th Assembly decision on marriage.