Welcome to the 40th Annual Meeting

of  the Synod of Western Australia

9 – 11 September 2016 

 

Contents

  • Survey
  • Venues
  • Registration
  • Presbytery Meeting
  • Accessing annual reports, proposals and documents
  • Reports
  • Revised Church Structure – Bylaw Changes
  • Proposals
  • Past minutes
  • Nomination Committee
  • Travel Claims
  • Other Useful links
  • Minute of Appreciation

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Survey

Please download and fill in. Please feel free to scan and send back to :

email to events@wa.uca.org.au or

call 08 9260 9844

Synod 2016 Feedback Survey

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Venues

Opening Worship The special 40th opening worship of the Synod will be held at 7.00pm on Friday 9 September at Penrhos College Chapel, 6 Morrison Street, Como Annual Meeting The annual meeting will be held Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September in the Dickinson Centre, Scotch College, 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne

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Registration

Please register online using CVent at http://www.cvent.com/d/pfq6h3/1Q.

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Presbytery Meeting

Call of Special WA Presbytery meeting – WA Presbytery – Special Meeting (uploaded 31 August 2016)

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Accessing annual reports, proposals and documents

Please use the following methods

  1. The preferred means is by CrowdCompass on your PC, Tablet or Smart Phone
    • Laptop click here
    • Smart phones and tablets look for UCA WA Synod in either the ITunes App Store or the Google Play store
  1. Scroll down to Reports list
  2. Drobox using the following link:  https://www.dropbox.com/sh/hjykais05posc8y/AAAK9ydhgj2y4h-FJw04idEKa?dl=0

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Order of Business – Final – (uploaded 9 September 2016 @ 1:30pm)

Reports Table of Contents – (uploaded 25 August 2016)

Roll of Synod – (uploaded 9 September 2016)

 

Reports:

A – Assembly
A1 – Beneficiary Fund – forthcoming
A2 – Assembly Report – forthcoming

B – Presbytery of WA
B1 – Presbytery (uploaded 24 August 2016)

C – Congress
C1 – UAICC  (uploaded 29 August 2016)
C2 – Beananging Kwuurt Institute  (uploaded 29 August 2016)

D – UnitingCare Agencies
D1 – UnitingCare WA Forum (uploaded 24 August 2016)
D2 – GSI (uploaded 24 August 2016)
D3 – UnitingCare West (uploaded 30 August 2016)
D4 – Juniper (uploaded 30 August 2016) E – Uniting Church Schools & Colleges
E1 – MLC  (uploaded 30 August 2016)
E2 – Penrhos College (uploaded 25 August 2016)
E3 – PLC  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
E4 – Scotch College (uploaded 7 September 2016)
E5 – St Stephens  (uploaded 30 August 2016)
E6 – Tranby College  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
E7 – Wesley College (uploaded 30 August 2016)
E8 – Trinity (uploaded 24 August 2016)

F – Resources
F1 – Resources Board  (uploaded 6 September 2016)
F1(i) – 2017 Budget Booklet (uploaded 24 August 2016) – Copies will be available on the day.
F1(ii) – 2017 Budget Booklet attachment (uploaded 24 August 2016)
F2 – Property Trust  (uploaded 24 August 2016)

G – Other Synod Bodies
G1 – Bridging Entities  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
G2 – Committee for Counselling  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
G3 – Ecumenical Affairs (uploaded 24 August 2016)
G4 – Innovative Opportunities Unlimited Fund  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
G5 – Social Justice Board  (uploaded 24 August 2016) – Please also see Proposals 6, 7 and 8
G6 – UnitingWorld WA  (uploaded 24 August 2016) – Please also see Proposal 9
G7 – UC Adult Fellowship  (uploaded 24 August 2016)

H – Joint Synod Bodies

H1-Business Committee – Please see Proposal 1
H2 – Church Law  (uploaded 6 September 2016)
H3 – General Council  (uploaded 25 August 2016)
H3(i) – Moderatorial Nominating Committee (uploaded 4 September 2016)
H4 – General Secretary   (uploaded 6 September 2016)
H4(i)(a) – Table Top Discussion (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4(ii) – Media and Communications (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4(iii) – Royal Commission Synod Task Group Report (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4(iv) – Standing Committee  (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4(v)(a) – UC Centre Management Organisation Chart September 2016 (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4(v) – Uniting Church Centre (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H4 (vi) – Archives (uploaded 24 August 2016)
H5 – Nominating Committee Report & Listing (uploaded 9 September 2016)

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Revised Church Structure – Bylaw Changes

1.1 Introduction (uploaded 7 September 2016)
1.2 Enactment, Amendment and Repeal of By-Laws  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
1.3 UCA Property Trust WA  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.1 Membership of Synod  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.2 Synod Meetings  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.3 Election of Synod Bodies  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.4 Ecumenical Affairs Commission  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.5 Social Justice Commission  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.6 Uniting World WA  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
2.8 – Resources Commission (uploaded 8 September 2016)
3.1 Placements Commission (uploaded 7 September 2016)
3.4 Covenanting Commission  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
3.5 Ministerial Benefits Committee  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
4.3 Uniting Church Adult Fellowship  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
5.2 Standing Committee  (uploaded 7 September 2016)

5.3 Business Committee  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
5.4 Nominating Committee  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
5.5 Church Law Committee  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
6.2 Moderator  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
6.3-General-Secretary  (uploaded 7 September 2016)
7.5 Ministerial Support Fund  (uploaded 7 September 2016)

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Proposals:

Proposal 1 – Business Committee (uploaded 9 September 2016)
Proposal 2 – Thanks & Acknowledgements (uploaded 8 September 2016)
Proposal 3 – Moderatorial Nominating Committee (uploaded 4 September 2016)
Proposal 4 – Standing Committee – Congress (uploaded 30 August 2016)
Proposal 5 – Nominating Committee (uploaded 8 September 2016)
Proposal 6 – Social Justice, UAICC (WA) & the Covenanting Commission- Social Reinvestment (uploaded 5 September 2016)
Proposal 7 – Social Justice – Environmental Goals for Congregations – Five Leaf Eco Awards (uploaded 5 September 2016)
Proposal 8 – Social Justice – Asylum Seekers and Refugees (uploaded 5 September 2016)
Proposal 9 – Uniting World – Support for Papua (uploaded 5 September 2016)
Proposal 10 – Church Law – Deputy General Secretary (uploaded 6 September 2016)
Proposal 11 – Church Law – Repeal of Redundant Bylaws (uploaded 6 September 2016)0
Proposal 12 – Church Law – Resources Board Bylaw (uploaded 7 September 2016)

Proposal 13 – Standing Committee – Changes to Bylaws (uploaded 8 September 2016)

 

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Combined Minutes of 2015 Annual Synod & Presbytery Meeting and 2016 Special Synod Meeting

2015 Synod Presbytery Minutes (uploaded 7 September 2016)

2016 Synod Special Meeting (uploaded 1 September 2016)

2016 September Synod Meeting Minutes Final (uploaded 19 December 2016)

Appendices to the 2016 September Synod Meeting Minutes (uploaded 19 December 2016)

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The Nominating Committee Membership Listing is in the process of being updated to conform with decisions made at the 2016 Annual Synod meeting.

Nominations: Nominations for Schools and Colleges:

For the invitation calling  for  schools and colleges nominations click here
For the Nomination Form click here

Nominations for Joint Bodies of Synod and Presbytery and Synod Boards and Committees:
For the invitation calling for nominations to Synod and Joint Synod/Presbytery bodies click here
For the Nomination Form click here

Nominating Committee current membership of bodies: Nominating Committee Report & Listing (uploaded 9 September 2016)

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Travel Claims – member only:

Please Note: The first 100 kilometres each way is at the members’ expense.  Thereafter kilometres will be subsidised.  Please complete the form with the kilometres from the Odometer Readings and the accounts department will deduct the 100 kilometres each way on your claim. You can use either the link below to download a form or request one when you register at Synod. For any queries please contact Maree Kemp via maree.kemp@wa.uca.org.au.

Synod 2016-17 Travel Expense Claim Form (uploaded 9 September 2016)

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Other Useful Links:

Presbytery/Synod By Law and Rules Uniting Church in Australia Constitution and Regulations 2015
Perth Metro Uniting Church Congregations & Worship Times (uploaded 7 September 2016)

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Minutes of Appreciation

Rev Neville Campbell – Retired 30 July 2016

Rosemary Hudson Miller – Former Associate General Secretary (Mission and Justice)

Rev Eric McAndrew – Retired 3 July 2016

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For further information contact: Phone: 08 9260 9800 or

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