Advent Art Installation

Wesley Perth Uniting Church has once again presented an Advent Art installation, this year by artist Joan Johnson. “Our Nativity” is on display outside the church and takes the form of an advent calendar. Each day, a box is opened revealing scenes of current day refugees. The artwork will be on display up until Christmas and possibly further. To view photos of the piece, taken at the Multicultural Christmas Service, visit http://www.wa.uca.org.au/christmas/2011/12/05/multicultural-christmas-celebration/?pid=19.

Rev Mike Fawcett’s Induction

Rev Mike Fawcett will be inducted as the minister of the word at St Mark’s Leeming Uniting Church at a service on Sunday 15 January at 2.00pm at the Leeming Recreation Centre, 55 Farrington Road, Leeming. All are invited to attend.

Rev Lesley deGrussa-Macaulay’s Induction

Rev Lesley deGrussa-Macaulay will be inducted into ministry with the Albany Regional Congregations of Albany Scots, Albany Wesley, Denmark, Lockyer, Mount Barker/Plantagenet. The service is to be held at Albany Wesley Uniting Church, Duke St, Albany on Saturday 21 January at 2.00pm.

Moderator’s Christmas Message

My first Christmas as your Moderator has been one of joy and inspiration.  Since September, I have had the pleasure of learning more about the amazing work that is undertaken in our congregations, as well as within the wider Uniting Church in Australia family, through the seven Uniting Church Schools, UnitingCare West, Good Samaritan Industries, Uniting Church Homes and our Congress Agency, Beanganing Kwuurt Institute. Continue reading

2011 Reflection: Margaret River – ready for hope, peace and joy

The season of Advent can often seem a little crazy with end of year events and Christmas preparations. Our days are so full with getting through the season that when we arrive at Christmas Day many of us breathe a huge sigh of relief that it is all over. Before that very first Christmas, things were a little different. People were anticipating the arrival of a Messiah who would come and change the world. Mary was expecting a child and coming to terms with the gift she had been given. Advent in the past has been a time of waiting and emptiness with great expectation of the fullness that comes with the birth of the Christ Child. Our world has changed it into a time of such overwhelming fullness that there is no space for the hope a child can bring. Continue reading