To all Congregations and Faith Communities

Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Rae Mavor Farewelled

The Uniting Church has come together to honour the life of Rae Mavor, who died earlier this week at the age of 86.

The former school teacher and much-loved wife of Rev. John Mavor was farewelled in a service at Beenleigh Uniting Church south of Brisbane.

The Assembly has joined with the Synods of NSW-ACT, QLD, VIC-TAS and the Northern Synod to establish a national insurance buying group called the National Insurance Program (NIP).

“The implementation of the NIP is the result of a two-year journey,” said Leo Iosifidis, the Assembly’s National Director of Strategic Finance and Administration.

Thursday, 06 December 2018

Raising Our Voices For Justice

President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr Deidre Palmer has urged Australian Christians to raise their voices for a more just world.

Dr Palmer encouraged a 200-strong crowd of members from the Micah Australia movement gathered in Canberra to lobby their local federal politicians to do more to alleviate extreme poverty.

Thursday, 06 December 2018

GenSecs United

There’s been a very uniting convergence of church leaders in Sydney this week.

Four General Secretaries (or their equivalent) of United and Uniting churches are in town. 

Friday, 30 November 2018

A Modern Slavery Act for Australia

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr Deidre Palmer has welcomed the passing of Australia’s first Modern Slavery Act.

Under the new Act, businesses and not-for-profits operating in Australia with a global revenue of more than $100 million must report what they are doing to stamp out slavery in their supply chains, both domestically and overseas.

Those engaged in the work of justice across the Uniting Church came together in Sydney for a one-day meeting to begin shaping a Uniting Church vision for Australia.

Travelling from different parts of the country, the day brought together staff from across the synods, agencies and the Assembly with particular expertise in justice.

This Prayer of Thanksgiving was delivered by Rev Dr Ji Zhang, the Assembly's Theologian-in-Residence, at the UnitingCare Australia 2018 Leaders Forum.

No matter which land you come from, no matter which culture you belong, we come before the Creator with humility and give thanks to the Spirit sustaining all lives in the Land.