Friday, 07 July 2017

Life-giving care on country

The Uniting Church is getting behind moves to improve access to dialysis services on or near remote indigenous communities.

Frontier Services volunteers from far and wide converged on Cobar to lend a helping hand and lift the community’s spirit.

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has offered a greeting in a Yolngu language in celebration of NAIDOC Week and life-giving language.

This year’s NAIDOC Week theme - Our Languages Matter - celebrates the richness and resilience of First Peoples languages and the important role of language in connecting Aboriginal people to their cultural identity.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

2016 Census results

The 2016 Census figures released today show that a majority of Australians (52 per cent) still identify as Christian amid a long term trend of falling religious affiliation.

When asked to list their religious affiliation, more than 13.5 million Australians chose Christianity, almost twice as many as chose the No Religion response.

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Assembly appointments

General Secretary Colleen Geyer has today announced four staff appointments.

Friday, 23 June 2017

A Pilgrim People: 40 Years On

The National Uniting Church History Conference was a remarkable gathering of storytellers, historians and archivists at Pilgrim Uniting Church in Adelaide.

We came together to celebrate 40 years of the Uniting Church in Australia and acknowledge the contributions of our predecessors – the Methodists, Presbyterians and Congregationalists.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

40th Anniversary Message

People of the Uniting Church in Australia, you have been planted with roots deep into the good soil of the gospel: you’ve been established in love. May the love of Christ dwell in your hearts and may this love that surpasses knowledge enable you to be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

This was the welcome address by the President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan at the Iftar Dinner co-hosted by the Uniting Church in Australia and Affinity Intercultural Foundation at Parramatta Mission on 14 June.