This is your opportunity to be involved in the advocacy work of the Uniting Church and our Agencies.
Next Friday 19 April there is a very exciting opportunity for you to see a demonstration of the Uniting for Change website. You will hear about the aims and objectives of the website and find out more about Social Advocacy & the resources Uniting for Change will provide, to help your congregation/organisation achieve its advocacy goals.
Please RSVP to Wendy Hendry on firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see you there.
Lucy Moore may have become the face of a mini empire, but deep down she’s a hardworking woman, passionate about bringing life back into the church and creating a new space for everyone. She visited Perth recently to speak at the Uniting Church in WA’s Summer Spirit event in February and I got to catch-up with her about this Messy Church phenomenon that’s sweeping the western world and changing the way many congregations do church. Continue reading
Sir Bob Geldof, rockstar and one of the organisers of Band Aid and the Live Aid and Live 8 concerts, raising millions of dollars for aid in Africa, spoke to a room full of parents, students and guests at Wesley College, South Perth as part of their 90th anniversary celebrations in March. Continue reading
Shrove Tuesday saw 20 Scotch College students from Year 11 and 12 bring pancakes to West Perth. Shrove Tuesday landed in the middle of a heatwave of 40 degree temperatures. Continue reading
Mary Box was a long-time member of Manning Uniting Church. She died in October 2008. Mary was concerned for the future of young women and she worked to establish the means whereby young women could achieve their potential in education. Continue reading
Kids Camp Out (KCO) brought together the young, the old and all those in between this year, as the wider church was invited to join The Feast on the Saturday night. Held over the weekend of 9–10 March, this is the first time KCO has spread wider than just leaders and kids, and it was a blast. Continue reading
The Day for Others is a definite highlight on the Penrhos College calendar as it is an important day that helps promote awareness of the less fortunate to the people who are lucky enough to go to a school such as Penrhos. It was a day filled with lots of fun and activities that brings multiple facets of the school, such as staff and students, together in the shared experiences of community service. This year it was held on 15 February. Continue reading
The Uniting Church in Western Australia shared in joy with Tranby College on 14 March as the school was recognised as a faith community of the Uniting Church. Continue reading
Dynamic, faithful and influential were the words that National Faith Development Consultant Tom Kerr used to describe young adults in the Uniting Church of Australia. Our job, he says, is to supply fuel for their fire to live out their faith. Tom was one of the organisers of the National Young Adult Leadership Conference (NYALC) at Naamaroo Conference Centre in Sydney in late January, which brought together 42 young adults from across Australia. Continue reading