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A Time for Deep Reflection
The Assembly has produced a prerecorded worship service to mark the 2nd anniversary of the National Apology to Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions. Congregations and faith communities are encouraged to mark this solemn occasion by sharing the service with appropriate provision for pastoral care. For those wishing to conduct their own service, a liturgy is also available.

Staying Safe Online 

In the lead up to Children's Week 2020, the National Safe Church Unit will stream a webinar on Wednesday 21 October to support people across the Uniting Church who are engaging with children and young people online. 

Reviewing Redress

The Uniting Church National History Society recently held a webinar on Churches' response to redress arising out of the Child Abuse Royal Commission. Panellists UCA Redress Ltd National Director Sarah Lim, Prof Shurlee Swain of ACU, Dr Janice McRandal of Wesley Mission Qld, and Qld barrister Melia Benn held an extensive discussion on redress in the UCA and broader global contexts with UCNHS President Associate Prof Glen O'Brien.

The Amazing Grace of Vika and Linda

Beloved singing duo Vika and Linda Bull were star guests of a Let's Talanoa session this week in a joyful conversation about their Tongan culture, faith and the power of music. Read all about it or relive the webinar for yourself.

Tracking our carbon footprint

As part of its new Climate Action Plan, the Assembly has begun to measure its carbon footprint. This year the COVID-19 pandemic has shown us what is possible when we change the way we do things.

Calling out child poverty

UnitingCare Australia is warning of rising rates of child poverty after a webinar to address the issue as part of Anti-Poverty Week.  

Prayers for Peace

Violent conflict in the Artsakh region has left hundreds dead and a historic church destroyed, as global church leaders call for peace. 

NYALC Online

Youth and young adult members of the Uniting Church are to join President Deidre Palmer at NYALC Online on Monday evening 19 October. (Note times are AEDT.)

Christmas gifts that keep giving

UnitingWorld's annual catalogue of creative and compassionate Christmas gifts is available now.

NSW/ACT Synod: Seeking a Mission Shaped Ministry Project Officer
Administration Officer - Volunteer Services
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IN PRAYER FOR:
  • The survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions and all those who work to make churches safe institutions for all people.
  • Anyone who experienced abuse in the Uniting Church or its predecessor church, their families and their communities. We remember, acknowledge and lament the harm done. 
  • People in the creative industries whose livelihoods and careers have been seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • An end to violence and lasting peace in the Artsakh/Nagorno-Karabakh region.
  • Members of the 35th UCA Queensland Synod who meet online from 23-25 October, including incoming Moderator Rev. Andrew Gunton who takes over from Rev. David Baker.  
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