Friday, 31 August 2018

15th ASC holds first meeting

Members of the Fifteenth Assembly Standing Committee met for the first time in Sydney from 23-25 August.

President Dr Deidre Palmer led opening worship with Rev. Fie Marino. The President preached on Ephesians 4: 1-16 Unity in the Body of Christ and communion was offered.

The Ministry of the Body of Christ

Readings: Ephesians 4:1-16 Unity in the Body of Christ

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Prayer for Kerala

Widespread flooding across India’s southern state of Kerala has left up to 400 people dead and close to a million displaced.

Up to 100,000 buildings were destroyed and millions of hectares of crops were washed away in the worst floods to hit the region in more than a decade.

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Additional Marriage liturgy

The Uniting Church in Australia has today published an additional marriage liturgy that will allow same-gender couples to get married in Uniting Churches from Friday 21 September 2018.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Dialogue and Relationship for Unity

The first Coptic Orthodox Archbishop of London, His Eminence Archbishop Angaelos has named respectful dialogue and relationship as key to unity among churches.

Friday, 24 August 2018

President's Fiji Diary

Friday 17 August

Delighted to be in Suva to attend the Methodist Church in Fiji (MCIF) Conference. In the lead up to the Conference there was a Choir festival with many gifted choirs singing beautiful praise to God. 

Friday, 24 August 2018

Kids Off Nauru

The Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia has joined civil society and faith organisations calling for children seeking asylum in Australia to be removed from detention.

The #KidsOffNauru campaign is seeking to bring all 117 children that remain on Nauru to Australia by 20 November, which is Universal Children’s Day.

Friday, 24 August 2018

70 Years of the WCC

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has marked 70 years of Christian unity and action by returning to the place where the ecumenical council began in 1948. 

Representatives from member churches from across the globe gathered in a 15th Century Church in Amsterdam for an ecumenical service celebrating the fellowship of God’s call for justice and peace.

As part of the commemoration, young people from different continents joined the WCC’s General Secretary Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit in a Youth Pilgrimage aptly named “On the Move”, symbolic of their continued witness on the way to unity in one faith and one fellowship.