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Our invitation to Dwell in Love

As preparations ramp up, President-elect Rev Sharon Hollis explains the theme for the 16th Assembly meeting - Dwelling in Love. 

In a video and written reflection, Rev Hollis says the theme reminds us that God's love dwells within us and as followers of Jesus we are called to live lovingly in the world.

The theme offers a lens to view the key callings on the Church's life right now and invites reflection ahead of the 16th Assembly meeting online from 17-18 July 2021. 

Lest We Forget

Uniting Church Defence Force Chaplains have prepared a short video for members and congregations to mark Anzac Day this Sunday, either in gathered worship or at home as you Light Up the Dawn this year. 

President's Conference 2021

There are only eight days to go until Dr Deidre Palmer's second President's Conference, Called by God 2, taking place from 29 April - 2 May in Adelaide.
 Hear from the speakers what they're most excited about.
It's not too late to register!

Worsening Human Rights Crisis in the Philippines

President of the Uniting Church in Australia Dr Deidre Palmer has expressed concern at the shrinking of democratic spaces and an increase in killings in the Philippines.

Earth Day 2021 #RestoreOurEarth

As we mark Earth Day tomorrow on Thursday 22 April, Assembly Theologian-in-Residence Rev Dr Ji Zhang links environmental stewardship and the Easter faith, while Rev Dr Apwee Ting has shared a prayer in both Indonesian and English.

Taking the pulse on Innovation

After our series on Innovation across the life of our church, Assembly Resourcing Unit staff were on hand (on Zoom!) to chat with UCA members about their own struggles or triumphs of Innovation.
Next week we'll look at another key pillar of the Assembly Strategic Plan - Identity. 

Global Church in communion

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer reports back from the Pacific Church Leaders Forum, an online meeting connecting churches across the region to share on their life and mission. 

Meanwhile, Assembly Associate General Secretary Rob Floyd joined a meeting hosted by the World Council of Churches for ecumenical representatives from across the Asian region. Read his report here

Time to end deaths in custody

30 years after the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody, the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and Uniting Church in Australia called for commitment to systemic and lasting change.

What will be our Act2?

As reflection and analysis now begins on the range of responses gathered from the Act2 survey about the future shape of the Uniting Church, continue to be inspired by our ongoing series of contributions from UCA young people.

Regional Australians need your help

In this video message, Frontier Services National Director Jannine Jackson is urgently calling on people to write to the NSW Agriculture Minister The Hon Adam Marshall MP (or your local MP if in NSW) requesting the Government to take action on the mouse plague in Northern NSW and help ease the toll on our farmers. 
They have provided a sample letter to email the Minister.

Love your Global Neighbours

President Dr Deidre Palmer has shared a sermon for Celebration Sunday, an event to conclude UnitingWorld’s Seven Days of Solidarity.

Growing up Uniting - what's your take?

"Growing Up Uniting" is the theme for the third biennial conference of the Uniting Church National Historical Society (UCNHS) which will take place in Sydney on 11-13 June 2021. The Call for Papers closes on 30 April. 

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  • The friends and family of George Floyd and those seeking racial justice in the US and here in Australia.
  • All those who continue to suffer the trauma of war. We pray for peace.
  • Australians and New Zealanders who have and continue to serve in our Defence Forces, their families and those who walk alongside them.
  • An end to the human rights crisis in the Philippines.
  • Our church partners responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
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