News and Notes is an email news update, sent each Wednesday afternoon. We also produce a fortnightly print version which is sent to congregations on request. If you’d like to be included on the News & Notes mail list, call Heather: 9260 9800 or 1300 736 692. Continue reading
This is a response to the “Discussion Paper on Church Membership” by Rev Dr Michael Owen.
Regarding the Uniting Church “Discussion Paper on Church Membership”
The Assembly Standing Committee sent the Discussion Paper to presbyteries in November 2010, asking for responses by 31 August 2011. It proposes changes to the Assembly’s regulations on membership and rolls of members. Continue reading
Refugee and Migrant Sunday is a celebration of the dignity of people who are refugees and migrants and the contribution they have made to life in Australia. It is celebrated by churches around Australia on or around 28 August. Continue reading
The silence of the international community to the plight of millions of North Koreans facing starvation and severe malnutrition was of deep concern to the members of an ecumenical forum for peace and reunification of the Korean Peninsula, which met last week, 16 to 19 June, in Nanjing, China. Continue reading
All Saints Floreat Uniting Church invite you to a free Sunday Coffee Forum with Dr Sue Gordon AM. Sue was appointed as the Commissioner for Aboriginal Planning in 1986, becoming the first Aboriginal person to head a government department in WA.
The forum will be held on Sunday 3 July at the church, 50 Berkely Crescent, Floreat, 11.00am–12.00noon.
For more info contact Marie on 9385 8537 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Trinity North Uniting Church is the new congregational name for the Uniting Churches of Carine, Duncraig & Greenwood.
A Combined Celebratory Service will be held on Sunday 26 of June (Trinity Sunday) to celebrate the new Trinity North congregation.
The service will be held at the Performing Arts Complex of Carine Senior High School, Osmaston Road, Carine, 9.30am.
Morning Tea will be held following the service. For more info call 9448 4543.
The Next Website Training Session will be held on Saturday 9 July in the Tero Room at Glen Forrest Uniting Church, 9.30am.
Cost is $15, including lunch. If your congregation does not yet have a website and would like one, please contact Ben Clapton, who can talk you through the process.
RSVP by Wednesday 29 June to email@example.com.
Emma Matthews will be ordained as a Deacon at Mount Pleasant Uniting Church on Saturday 16 July, 2.00pm.
She will be inducted into her placement as Chaplain at Penrhos College in August.
All are invited to attend.
Discussion about how membership of the Uniting Church will be defined has been going on for a number of years. A discussion paper has been circulated for comment, and can be downloaded here. Assembly has requested responses from presbyteries by 31 August 2011, and WA the issue was discussed at the May Presbytery of WA meeting. However, there is still time to add your thoughts. To get you thinking, Rev Rick Williams from Carramar Congregation has shared the story of how they have approached membership in a new and growing congregation. You can add your comments to the end of this story, and these will be collated as part of WA’s response. The ASC will consider the responses in November 2011 and a report and recommendations will be presented to the 13th Assembly.
Some of the nation’s best known charities, trade unions, academics and environmental groups have called on the federal Government to support a ‘Robin Hood tax’ in an open letter to the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard. Continue reading