Friday, 06 October 2017

Weaving the Gospel Together

The Niuean National Conference celebrated its 10th anniversary with a renewed partnership between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Congregational Christian Church of Niue (EKN).

Friday, 06 October 2017

Register for SongWrite 2018

What songs might the Uniting Church produce to inspire its onward journey as a pilgrim people for the next 40 years? How will we sing the Lord’s song in the strange land of our missional future?

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.

General Secretary Colleen Geyer's address the NSW/ACT's Pre-Synod meeting Eco Day celebrating the leadership of women.

What can we learn from the above, for the challenge of making our relationship with the rest of Creation a core aspect of our identity, not just in words but in every aspect of our discipleship? 

Friday, 29 September 2017

Sharing lunch with the Grand Mufti

The Grand Mufti of Australia Dr Ibrahim Abu Mohammed hosted lunch for Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan this week, deepening the friendship between the two faith leaders.

A Reflection on Diversity and the Church

Rev. Dr Ji Zhang 张骥 Assembly Theologian in residence

This week a friend asked me about my name. “What does Ji mean?” “It is about a horse, a perfect horse”. “I see, this is why Perfect Horse is your name on Facebook?” Then I went on to tell him about my family. I was born in the Year of Horse in 1966. The Chinese character for Ji 骥 consists of four characters: “horse 马”, “north 北”, “field 田”, and “unity 共”. Those last three together are a literary way of saying to hope for something. My mother imagined a perfect horse would come from the north, ride over fields, and unite our family. In the end she was right: now we are in Australia and she is with us too.

Friday, 22 September 2017

Be Prepared for Fire Season

In 2001 I was seconded by the Senior Chaplain of the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) to support his work for a very intense week as the Black Christmas bushfires broke out in multiple areas across NSW from Christmas Day into the New Year. 

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Trust God for All To Come

The Rev. Allan Thompson has urged Church members to focus on what lies ahead rather than the past, at the Tributes Service for retiring ministers at the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.