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  • Basis of Union

    Three denominations came together in 1977 to form the Uniting Church in Australia. The Basis of Union is the document that set the platform for how these churches came together. It outlines the roles of the different councils of the Church including...

  • Commentary on Basis of Union now available

    The Commentary on the Basis of Union, by J Davis McCaughey is available again. This very important book has been out of print for some time, but is now available through MediaCom. Davis McCaughey was one of the key architects of the Basis of Union and...

  • The status, authority and role of the Basis of Union

    The status, authority and role of the Basis of Union within the Uniting Church in Australia is a discussion paper issued by the Assembly for discussion in 1996. Download the discussion paper

  • Translated materials

    a number of materials into various languages. Listed by language below are translated materials, including The Basis of Union , and some words and phrases that relate to hospitality and worship . Read the list of the translated papers and contact the...

  • Agreed Statement on The Church

    obeying people. There is a stronger stress than in Lutheranism on some aspects of church order or polity [Compare the Basis of Union , 5; Savoy Declaration XXVI; Westminster Confession XXIII and XXV] as visible expressions of the church. Sometimes...

  • Assembly Update February 2010

    of 90 years of age and still doing supply. When the first President of the Uniting Church and a major architect of The Basis of Union , Rev. Dr Davis McCaughey, was asked about the role of Presbyteries, his reply was that their task is to love the...

  • National Update September 2014

    months. Guest contribution: Life-giving New Relationships President-elect Stuart McMillan I was fortunate to attend the Basis of Union – Catalyst for Renewal conference at the Centre for Ministry in Sydney recently. My reason for attending was to have...

  • Summary and Outcome of Discussion on Interpretation of Scripture

    the church it is only the church that can properly interpret the scriptures. 3.2 Uniting Church in Australia In the Basis of Union [1] the Uniting Church acknowledges that the Church has received the books of the Old and New Testaments as unique...

  • President's Addresses to UnitingLeaders Conference

    some things about the UCA DNA – the whole people of God and the kind ofinclusive community that is imagined in the Basis of Union. Nancy Beach is going to share with us about healthy cultures, and I’m really looking forward to what Nancy has to say. The...

  • Response to James Haire

    the serious charge of Prof. Haire’s paper that our ‘Report on Marriage and Same-gender Relationships’ contravenes the Basis of Union . Prof. Haire’s response to the Report reveals a superficial and selective reading and, at times, a misreading or...

  • Retiring President's address

    responsibility of ordination to the Presbyteries. The Assembly called upon the Church to live by the governance of its Basis of Union. The Basis of Union also calls us to live with the diversity of our partial views of mission and faith as together we...

  • Praying for peace: the May Macleod Lecture 2003

    that go towards making people moral and decent. …I was especially pleased to notice at the time of union, in the “Basis of Union” document, there was reference – in article 11 – to the Uniting Church’s acknowledgement of faithful and scholarly...

  • The DNA of the UCA

    which values the ministry of all the people of God and seeks to orderitself in accordance with the will of God. Our Basis of Union affirms that every member of the church is engaged to confess Christ crucified, and every person is gifted by the Spirit...

  • Assembly Update December 2009

    commitments and responsibilities of the UCA. Papers and discussion will focus around several key phrases of the Basis of Union, eg ‘Built upon the one Lord Jesus Christ’, ‘Declaring and guarding a right understanding of the Faith’, ‘Transcending...

  • Assembly Update June 2010

    like ‘Pentecostals’ than ‘reformed and evangelical’. Yet there is something profound in the language and imagery of the Basis of Union and its emphasis of change, movement, journey and God’s planned destination for all people that touches hearts, stirs...

  • President's 2015 Church Anniversary Message

    Islander Christian Congress and the Uniting Church. The church is called “to be a fellowship of reconciliation” (The Basis of Union, paragraph 3) and nowhere is reconciliation more needed in this nation than between First and Second peoples. Congress,...

  • President's sermon at ASC

    community of people, into a union that witnesses to the reconciling love of God for the world. Paragraph 3 of the Basis of Union: “The Church as the fellowship of the Holy Spirit confesses Jesus as Lord over its own life; it also confesses that Jesus is...

  • Assembly Update August 2008

    person for Presbytery of Parramatta-Nepean led the service, and I preached. As part of the service, copies of the Basis of Union in Arabic were presented to Pastor Farouk Hammo. This is a resource that will make it possible for the congregation to live...

  • Multicultural and Cross-cultural Reflections - Rev. Dr. Tony Floyd

    is not always easy to remain faithful on the journey to that mystery of ‘God’s promised end’ spoken of so freely in the Basis of Union of this UCA. It can seem especially difficult when the hopes and dreams that are embodied in the Church community...

  • National Update June 2013

    with the United Theological College and Uniting Mission andEducation, will hold “back to back” conferences on the Basis of Union and Preaching to enable people to attend both easily. Basis of Union (Friday 22 – Sunday 24 August) is to be held in Sydney...

  • Uniting Church Values Statement in relation to the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse

    believes that God has given us the gift of the Spirit to "constantly correct that which is erroneous" in our life ( Basis of Union , Para 18). Therefore, we will not hide from the truth, however painful that may be, and we will seek, with compassion and...

  • One Body, Many Members – Living faith and life cross-culturally

    throughout the church. This is in addition to facilitating the translation of all official church documents such as the Basis of Union, Constitution and Bylaws, Creeds or statements of faith into languages that are the first language of people within...

  • Defining the Uniting Church in Australia

    chose not to be part of the union. People from these three traditions were inspired by the vision expressed in the Basis of Union of a new and uniquely Australian Christian community. They believed that they could better serve God and witness to Jesus...

  • DECLARATION OF MUTUAL RECOGNITION

    us apart. We now seek to restore and develop our relationship. The Uniting Church in Australia identifies itself in the Basis of Union (1971, 1992). The Uniting Church claims continuity with the Reformed and the Evangelical traditions, and is committed...

  • Space for Grace - Living in the grace margin

    community, relationships, inclusion and respect. This paper reflects the MCM-NRC members’ experience of paragraph 13: Basis of Union - GIFTS AND MINISTRIES The Uniting Church affirms that every member of the Church is engaged to confess the faith of...

  • Rev. Dr Chris Budden Reflection - Closure of Ministry Rev. Elenie Poulos

    wish to be loved ourselves, that’s the character, the life, the being of those of us that claim the name Christian. The Basis of Union tells us (and you’ll never get a sermon out of me that doesn’t have some reference the Basis of Union) the Basis of...

  • National Update September 2013

    Church was formed specifically “to bear witness to that unity which is both Christ’s gift and his will for the Church” (Basis of Union paragraph 1). Despite the strenuous lengths we go to pretend otherwise, it is Christ’s gift that we are already one...

  • Perseverance and Character

    of suffering” and the “fellowship of reconciliation”, that the apostle Paul speaks about in various epistles. The Basis of Union in paragraph 4 speaks of Christ calling people into the “fellowship of his suffering”. Paul in today’s passage from Romans...

  • About the Uniting Church in Australia

    Four Sermons (1793). It affirms the place of ongoing theological, literary, historical and scientific study. The UCA's Basis of Union (1971) brings together aspects of these writings and traditions and sets out the church's way of living and being. The...

  • National Update November 2013

    the Assembly – e.g. the statements on unity, mission and evangelism, economics, and peace – echoed core themes of our Basis of Union and our own Assembly, and affirmed essential aspects of the UCA’s ethos, values and practices. It was also interesting...

  • Engaging the Basis: Theological Directions of the UCA

    exchange of ideas about the theological responsibilities of the UCA and the particular theological commitments of the Basis of Union establish a context whereby such a discussion would engage theological scholars, theological teachers, church leaders...

  • The Revised Preamble

    of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia after the approval of “The Basis of Union” by the Councils and Courts of those three churches, guided by the belief that they had been called by God into this...

  • Revised Preamble

    of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia after the approval of “The Basis of Union” by the Councils and Courts of those three churches, guided by the belief that they had been called by God into this...

  • THE EUCHARIST

    allows a variety of forms for Eucharistic worship, while stipulating that certain essential features must be included. (Basis of Union, Appendix 1 says: ‘Christ’s words of institution as found in the Gospels or Epistle, and the manual acts there...

  • UCA first church in Australia to officially acknowledge Aboriginal and Islander peoples as first peoples of Australia

    of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia after the approval of “The Basis of Union” by the Councils and Courts of those three churches, guided by the belief that they had been called by God into this...

  • Assembly Update July 2008

    through the Holy Spirit that convicts people about the message of Christ and draws them into a new community. As the Basis of Union says: “… in his own strange way Christ constitutes, rules and renews them as his Church”. Perhaps the focus question for...

  • National Update August 2013

    the week following there will be an intensive led by the Dranes at Uniting College. ‘Back to back’ conferences on the Basis of Union and “Preaching for Transformation” will be held on 22 - 24 August and 25 – 28 August, 2014 at the Centre for Ministry in...

  • 70 Years of the WCC

    Relations The Uniting Church is within the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic tradition of Christ’s universal Body, our Basis of Union affirms that unity is both “Christ’s gift and will for the Church” (Paragraph 1). The UCA was formed, not primarily for...

  • Celebrating 37 Years of UCA: President's Message

    are used for the building up of the whole, an instrument through which Christ may work and bear witness to himself” (Basis of Union, paragraph 3). I celebrate that. At the same time I am conscious that the census has thrown a light on something else...

  • Assembly Update July 2010

    we got here, who we are and why we do the things we do. On that Wednesday, the 22nd June 33 years ago we set down our Basis of Union. In this document we affirmed who we are and the path we set ourselves upon. The conference ‘Engaging the Basis’ held...

  • Assembly Update December 2008

    transitioning from one of the lay specified ministries that have been closed to new applicants. In Paragraph 14 of the Basis of Union it says: “The Uniting Church, from inception, will seek the guidance of the Holy Spirit to recognise among its members...

  • Death of inaugural Uniting Church President

    and and was president of the first Assembly of the Uniting Church in 1977 to 1979. He was the primary author behind the Basis of Union, the foundational theological document that led to the formation of the new denomination. Uniting Church President,...

  • The Life of the Tongan National Conference in the Uniting Church

    in decision making, in the councils and the life of the church because as part of its commitments to its ethos and the Basis of Union (UCA Reg., 2012 Edition). The Tongan National Conference now meets at Merroo Christian Convention Centre in Kurrajong,...

  • We are a Multicultural Church

    fruit of the labours of those who sought to be responsive to the prayer of Christ that his disciples might be one. The Basis of Union points to the fact that the Uniting Church unites not only three former denominations, but also Christians of many...

  • National Update July 2014

    & Theology) has been excellent. Focussed on the commitment to "Fresh Words and Deeds" in the 11th paragraph of the Basis of Union, it has provided insights and tools to enable the participants to engage with their particular ministry contexts with...

  • Beliefs

    beliefs are drawn from the Bible and our Catholic, Reformed and Evangelical tradition. The primary statement is the Basis of Union (1971,1992) which continues to guide the life of the Uniting Church. The Uniting Church confidently believes that through...

  • National Update June 2014

    well regarded; sometimes the Church will be disregarded or even persecuted. That’s something we can take as given. The Basis of Union affirms that the Church of God is “a pilgrim people always on the way towards a promised goal; here she does not have a...

  • President Rev. Prof Andrew Dutney - Are we still a fair go society? The global ethic in Australia today

    a common ethic – not even a global ethic formed around the principle of reciprocity or Golden Rule. Paragraph 3 of the Basis of Union describes the function and character of the church in the context of the missio Dei , the eternal purposes of God...

  • Hope in and through the Mission of the Church - Address to UnitingWomen Conference

    about the foundations of their identity as part of the mission of the Uniting Church. We spent time with the Basis of Union, the inaugural Statement to the Nation, the story in Luke of the two disciples on the road to Emmaus. We talked about the early...

  • Study Guides for Living with the Neighbour who is Different

    of the Bible we thought we had understood' (page 25). How would you explain this sentence? The Uniting Church's Basis of Union (paragraph 5) affirms that the church has received the books of the Bible as 'unique prophetic and apostolic testimony in...


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