Reflections on the War on Terror Lecture

Reflections on the War on Terror, a lecture by Dan Mori, retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Marine Corps, will be held on Friday 21 September, 12.30–2.00pm, at the University of WA (UWA). In 2007 Mori was presented with an honorary membership of the Australian Bar Association for his defence of David Hicks.
This is a joint initiative of the Social Justice Board and the UWA chaplain, Rev Dr Ian Robinson.
For more info and to RSVP contact Wendy on 9260 9800 or email wendy.hendry@wa.uca.org.au.  

Voices in Praise Seasons of the Soul concert

The Voices in Praise annual Seasons of the Soul concert will be held on Saturday 22 September, 5.00pm, at Mt Pleasant Uniting Church. Funds raised will go to UnitingWorld for the education of disadvantaged women and girls in North India. Cost is $12 adults, $7 concession.

CARAD’s Out of the Dark Lecture

CARAD’S Out of the Dark Lecture: Protecting Refugees will be given by Ellen Hansen, Senior Protection Officer, UNHCR, Canberra. She will be speaking on the challenges and opportunities in the Asia Pacific.
It will be held on Sunday 9 September, 3.30–5.00pm at Christ Church Grammar School, Queenslea Drv, Claremont. Cost is $25 adults, $20 concession. Bookings can be made at http://www.trybooking.com.au/BTEP.  

Who is Jesus Study Series

A six part study series on Who is Jesus? will be held on Tuesdays commencing on 18 September, 7.30–9.00pm at the Undercroft, All Saints Floreat Uniting Church. This is an accredited course towards the ministry of lay preacher. Cost is $50. Register by 12 September.
For more info contact Sophie on 9360 6890 or email s.lizaresbodegon@murdoch.edu.au.  

More time to shape the future! Call for responses to Lay Preacher Review

National Review of the Ministry of Lay Preacher – Response time extended to 31 October,  2012

The Assembly is seeking responses from Presbyteries, Ministers, Church Councils, Lay Preachers and church members to the Report regarding Lay Preachers issued in March 2012. Due to the relatively low rate of responses earlier this year, the online survey has been reopened unitl 31 October.

The survey is based on the paper “The Ministry of Lay Preacher: Report of Review Findings” which is available here: assembly.uca.org.au/ministryoflaypreacher/ <http://assembly.uca.org.au/ministryoflaypreacher/>

The survey which councils, committees and individuals are asked to complete is available here: www.surveymonkey.com/s/UCALPReview <http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/UCALPReview>

Your participation is important in helping to shape the future ways in which the Uniting Church equips and supports lay leaders in leading worship and preaching.

For further information, contact mec@unitingcollege.org.au <mailto:mec@unitingcollege.org.au>

Who is Jesus Christ today? Study series starts 18 September

Jesus Christ is a figure of perennial interest in the world scene. His followers proclaim his significance for their lives, while others are intrigued with his teaching and attraction to so many of the religious. But who exactly was Jesus? Does he live on among us, as his followers claim? Did he set out to start a new religion, or was he a misunderstood religious genius? Does it make sense to speak of Jesus today as “Saviour of the World”? With the emergence of new evolutionary paradigms, do we need radically new ways to understand his person and his work? These are some of the questions that this series seeks to address.

Session 1:  Introduction: The Paradox Then and Now

Session 2: Christology of the New Testament: Did They All Get it Wrong?

Session 3: The Early Church: Leading to the Infamous Chalcedonian Definition

Session 4:  The Historical Quests: Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up?

Session 5: Modern Christological Developments 1: Processive and Feminist Christologies

Session 6: Modern Christological Developments 2: Asian, African and Postmodern Christologies

Geoffrey Lilburne and Alan Jeffrey (Presenters)

Commencing Tuesday September 18, 2012

Sessions are on Tuesdays, Sept 18; Oct 2, 16, 30; Nov 6, and 13, 2012 from 7.30-9.00PM at the Floreat Uniting Church Learning Centre

This is an accredited course towards the ministry of Lay Preacher.Registration $50.

Please register by 12 September 2012

For enquiries please email or call  Sophie at 9360 6890 s.lizaresbodegon@murdoch.edu.au Perth Theological Hall, Murdoch University Worship Centre, South St. Murdoch 6150