Welcome to the 41st Annual Meeting

of  the Synod of Western Australia

9 – 10 September 2017

Contents

  • Correspondence
  • Venues
  • Roll of Synod & Registration
  • Order of Business
  • Annual Reports
  • Proposals
  • Past minutes
  • Nomination Committee
  • Assembly Nominations
  • Travel Claims
  • Other Useful links
  • Minutes of Appreciation

Accessing annual reports, proposals and documents

  1.  Hard copies of Annual Reports will be mailed out to members who have made requests for documents.
  2. To access the reports and proposals and other documentation electronically, the preferred method is to download them from this page onto your desktop or USB for easy access at the meeting.

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Correspondence

First Mailing Lt 2017 – Amended 03082017 (Uploaded 3 August 2017)

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Venues

8 September 2017 @ 7pm – The opening worship of the Synod will be held at Ross Memorial Uniting Church, Cnr Hay & Colin Streets, West Perth.

9-10 September 2017 @ 8am – The Annual Meeting will be held Saturday and Sunday at Scotch College in the Dickinson Centre, 76 Shenton Road, Swanbourne,

SCOTCH COLLEGE MAP: Scotch College Map

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Role of Synod and Registration

List of approved Synod Members – Official 2017 Synod Membership List (updated 7 September 2017)

If your name does not appear in the Synod Membership List please contact Amanda Badenhorst for further information.

VISITORS – Please report to Amanda at the Registration Desk upon arrival at Scotch College.

Registration forms will be sent out with the first mailing. Please submit your registration form together with payment or choice of payment method through to Amanda Badenhorst on amanda.badenhorst@wa.uca.org.au by no later than 31 August 2017REGISTRATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!!

registration form 2017 (Updated 3 August 2017)

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Order of Business Final

20170904_OrderofBusiness_FINAL (uploaded 4 September 2017)

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Reports:

A.   ASSEMBLY

B.   SYNOD BODIES

B1 Synod Standing Committee Synod Report 2017 – – 2017/08/16

B2 Covenanting Commission Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

B3 Ecumenical Affairs Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

B4 Placements Commission Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

B5 Social Justice Synod Report 2017  – 2017/08/16

B6 UC Adult Fellowship Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

B7 Committee for Counselling Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

C.  OTHER SYNOD BODIES

C1 Bridging Entities Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

C2 Pneuma Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

D.   UNITING CHURCH CENTRE

D1 Moderators Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

D2 General Secretary Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

2017.09.01_UCWAStrategic_Plan_Brochure_FINAL – 2017/08/04

Strategic Plan Slides – 2017/08/04

D3 Archives Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

D4 Royal Commission Synod Tastk Group Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

D5 Church Law Synod Report 2017 – 2017/09/08

E.   PRESBYTERY

E. E1 Presbytery Synod Report 2017 – 2017/09/01

F.   EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

F1 MLC Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F2 Penrhos Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F3 Perth College of Divinity Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F4 PLC Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F5 Scotch College Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F6 St Stephens Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F7 Tranby College Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

F8 Trinity College Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/28

F9 Wesley College Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

G.   COMMUNITY SERVICE AGENCIES

G1 Good Samaritans Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

G2 Juniper Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

G3 UnitingCare WA Forum Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

G4 Beananging Kwuurt Institute Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/28

G5 UnitingCare West Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/28

G6 UnitingWorld WA Synod Report 2017 – 2017/09/01

H.   RESOURCES

H1 Resources Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

H2 Property Trust Synod Report 2017 – 2017/08/16

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Proposals:

Proposal 1 – Business Committee V03 2017/09/05

Proposal 2 – Frequency of Synod Meetings 2017/09/04

Proposal 3 – Social Justice and UnitingWorld- Newstart – 2017/08/16

Proposal 4 – Social Justice Forest – 2017/08/16

Proposal 5 – Adoption of Budget 2018 – 2017/09/04

Proposal 6 – Committee Membership Extension beyond 10 years – 2017/09/04

Proposal 7 – Church Law amendment of bylaws – 08/09/2017

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 Minutes of 2016 Annual Synod Meeting

2016 September Synod Meeting – Signed Copy (uploaded 21 July 2017)

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Nominations: Nominations for Schools and Colleges:

For the invitation calling  for  schools and colleges nominations click here: Call for Nominations to Synod Governing Bodies 2017
For the Nomination Form click Nomination Form for Election to School Council – Boards

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: Call for Nominations to Synod Governing Bodies 2017
For the Nomination Form click here: 2017 Nomination Form for Synod & Joint Bodies

Nominating Committee current membership 20170913_NominatingCommitteeList_Final V02 (Uploaded 26 September 2017)

The new Synod Nominating Committee listing highlights the vacancies of Commissions in yellow.  Please note that nominations are due by 1.30 pm Saturday, 9 September 2017.  See the above link for the Nomination Form.

First Report of the Nominating Committee 20170904Nomination_Committee_First_Report_Synod_2017

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Assembly 2018

 List of Members for Assembly 2018

20170914_AssemblyMembers_Final with Reserves (Uploaded 14 September 2017)

Nominations Form Assembly 2018

20170705_Assembly2018_NominationForm – 2017/09/4

Information for Assembly 2018

20170711_Assembly2018_Letter_re_Nominations_for_15th_Assembly – 2017/09/4

15th Assembly letter May 2017 – 2017/09/4

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Nomination President Elect

President-elect Nominations Letter May 2017 – 2017/09/4

President elect – profile form – 2017/09/4

Nomination form President-elect – 201709/4

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Travel Claims – members 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.

2017 Annual Synod Meeting Travel Expense Form (uploaded 1 August 2017)

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Other Useful Links:

PERTH METRO UCA WORSHIP CENTRES – SYNOD 2017 (uploaded 1 August 2017)

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Minutes of Appreciation

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For further information contact: Phone: 08 9260 9800 or

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