Uniting Church in Australia Assembly - News

How can people of different cultures and generations live out their faith together, where everyone is welcome and valued?

Around 100 people came to three different workshops in Melbourne and regional Victoria to learn more about what it means for us to be an intercultural and intergenerational church.

Wednesday, 04 September 2019

A Foundation for Healing

This month marks 23 years since the Uniting Church apologised for our part in the forced removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families and their spiritual homes – their country.

Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Being the Church in and for the World

The Uniting Church has an important role as a participant and a contributor to the global ecumenical movement.

This was clear for Assembly Theologian-in-Residence Rev. Dr Ji Zhang after an extended study trip to Heidelberg University, the World Council of Churches (WCC) and a theological gathering with the Christian Congress of Asia (CCA) in Indonesia.

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Help set new Assembly Strategy

Assembly Strategic Plan 2020-2023

In the last three years, the national work of the Assembly has been guided by its Strategic Plan.

It is time to review the current directions and initiatives and begin developing a new Strategic Plan that will guide the national work of the Church from 2020-2023.

Wednesday, 28 August 2019

Have you joined a Circle of Interest?

It was a sweet celebration when the seven Advocates of the Assembly Circles of Interest marked the milestone of one year of the circles with birthday cake in the Assembly office last week.

The Advocates came together in Sydney, just over a year since the Circles launched as a new platform to connect people with the national work of the Uniting Church.

President Dr Deidre Palmer has officially launched the UCA’s National Safe Church Unit which will work to ensure the Uniting Church is a safe place for all.

More than 50 people representing the Assembly, synods, presbyteries and congregations attended the launch at the Queensland Synod chapel on Friday 23 August.

Thursday, 22 August 2019

Inspiring Next Gen Ecumenism

More than 80 young people from WCC member churches and partners around the world participated in a Korean pilgrimage of justice and peace that included a visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), which has divided the Korean Peninsula since 1953. 

Under the theme “Walking with Peace, Reclaiming Hope”, I joined a passionate group of young pilgrims from all over the world seeking to enhance global solidarity among young people and inspire them to engage in the ecumenical movement. 

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

All One Team

Presbytery Ministers from across the country came together in the incredible, rugged natural beauty of Alice Springs for the 2019 National Presbytery Ministers’ Conference.

A group of around 50 Presbytery Ministers from around Australia with a smattering of Synod and Assembly resource people attended over four days for a time of sharing and learning from one another.