Monthly Mail February 2017


News and Notes February 2017

Perth Theological Hall Commencement Service

2017 Women’s Weekend Away flyer

Ecumenical and Inter-faith 2017 Awards flyer

Summer Spirit 2017 brochure and registration

First Third’s KCO NOW 2017 flyer

Good Samaritan Industries’ Newsletter

UnitingCare West News

About FACE – for more information contact Janine McDonald, First Third Officer at the Uniting Church WA, on 9260 9800 or email

Uniting Church WA Election Resources

Another step in an epic journey


Rev Brenton Prigge, First Third specialist for the South West Region, was recognised as a minister of the Uniting Church this Australia Day, Sunday 26 January at Busselton Uniting Church. That same day, Brenton and members of his family also became some of Australia’s newest citizens at a morning ceremony.

The family had moved to Australia from South Africa as Brenton took up the call to ministry with First Third in March 2009. He was originally ordained as minister of the Word with the Methodist Church of Southern Africa. Continue reading

A Clear Call: Mission and Evangelism Conference 28-30 March

Registration is still open for “A Clear Call” is a national conference for the Uniting Church on Mission and Evangelism. The conference provides opportunities to engage in how we share our faith contextually using practical applications of sharing the great love of God that was first extended to us. It is for everyone who would like to share their faith and would benefit from conversation, information and practical examples. It is for all people: lay people, ordained, teams, young adults, all cultures and the full spectrum of theology of the Uniting Church. Resource persons include: John and Olive Drane, Scottish theologians and ministers actively involved in Fresh Expressions and Mission Shaped Ministry.  Others are Vicky Balabanski, senior lecturer on New Testament at Flinders Univeristy; Steve Taylor,principal of Uniting College; Mark Cornford, formation project officer in Queensland synod, who will speak on First Third; Jan Trengrove, a rural resourcing minister; Lu Senituli, an evangelism and multi-cultural educator; and Steph Tai on urban ministry. Twelve workshops are also on offer.


Venue is the Christian Brothers College in Adelaide. Registrations close 15 March. For more details, please go to

Churches join to make fun and mess

The combined churches in Gingin have recently commenced Messy Church which is held every two months on a weekday after school. We have had some spectacular results, attracting over 30 children and adults each time. Our committee is very active and enthusiastic and we follow the programmes as set out in Lucy Moore’s Messy Church books. Continue reading

Opportunities to serve and lead! The National Lay Preachers Conference

The Lay Preachers Association WA. hosts of the National Lay Preachers Conference next year, is looking for volunteers for the following committees:

  • Liturgy Team to plan the liturgical flow of the conference and ensure that it runs smoothly.  Members of the Liturgy Team may also want to lead or participate, but should not feel that they have to do everything.  Some languages other than English (LOTE) Continue reading