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 http://sa.uca.org.au/clear-call/
The fourth annual Multicultural Christmas Celebration was held over the weekend in what Rev Dr Emanuel Audisho says was a joyous event. Emanuel is the Multicultural Ministry Consultant for the Uniting Church in Western Australia. Continue reading
More than 1000 Tongan members of the Uniting Church in Australia, their friends and supporters gathered at Kurrajong at the foot of the Blue Mountains from 7-10 June to take part in the annual Tongan National Conference (TNC). Continue reading
An apology can go a long way. But without action, it can also sometimes not be enough.
Five years ago, on February 13 2008, then Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, apologised on behalf of the nation for the hurt and damage caused to generations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who were taken from their families by forced removal as part of what became known as the Stolen Generations. Continue reading
Showering with a basin and bowl observed by centipedes, crabs and large spiders is how we would describe a typical shower in a semi-rural village in Vanuatu. We spent four months over there between July and November working in a primary school and taking part in many other activities. So how exactly did this amazing opportunity come about? We have one answer: God. Continue reading
Throughout the Pacific, talented, creative, determined women are taking the future into their own hands and creating change for themselves, their daughters and their communities. With the support from a new project of UnitingWorld, they’re standing up to centuries-old structures of power that have created cultures of abuse and oppression. And they’re doing it in unusual ways. Continue reading
The Uniting Church in Australia has expressed gratitude to Pacific churches for the decision of the Pacific Conference of Churches (PCC) to admit the Uniting Church as a member. Continue reading
From 3–5 May, Mowanjum Uniting Church will be marking its centenary of the relationship between the Mowanjum people and the Presbyterian and Uniting Churches, after months of planning. Continue reading