The central message of Christmas is that we are loved by God, says Dr Deidre Palmer in her 2020 Christmas video. Loved by the God who comes to us in the life and ministry of Jesus Christ who lights up our lives and world with a message of peace, love and hope that transcends our distance and separation.
The President's 2020 Christmas message is now available to download for UCA congregations and faith communities to play at Christmas services and events. Dr Palmer's message along with messages from UCA Moderators, are on the uniting.church website. The message is password protected (P/W: Joy2020) until Christmas Day.
With Tropical Cyclone Yasa set to strike Fiji, Dr Deidre Palmer has called for prayers for our Pacific Island neighbours. Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary Rev James Bhagwan says it's going to be a rough Christmas. UnitingWorld is watching the situation closely and is standing ready to launch an emergency appeal.
Friends of the Assembly's Transforming Worship Circle have sung their last story of hope for this Advent. Blessings to everyone from around the Church who has shared their voices and musical talents through this project over the last four weeks, as well as to all those sharing our wider story of hope in Jesus through Advent to Christmas and beyond.
We've scheduled a series of open Zoom conversations as part of the Act2 Project to talk about the future shape of the UCA. We’re inviting you to be a part of the UCA Act2 project as we discern God’s way together.
On the Sunday before Australia Day, Uniting Church congregations across the country hold worship services to lament the effect of invasion and colonisation upon First Peoples. The resource for the 2021 Day of Mourning is now available.
The President's Conference - Called by God - will take place in Adelaide from 29 Apr- 2 May 2021. Reserve your place now. For a taste of some of the great speakers watch the Called by God webinars on the Uniting Church Vimeo channel.
A gift today will bring hope to farming families this Christmas.
IN PRAYER FOR:
The people of Fiji as Tropical Cyclone Yasa passes over them.
Our ecumenical friends in the National Council of Churches in Australia as we share the Christmas message together.
That you and your loved ones will know God's love this Christmas and that Jesus' message of peace, love and hope will light up your life and our world in the year ahead. God Bless you and have a Happy Christmas.