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President's Christmas message
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.

Prayers and Preparation for Fiji

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.

Advent 4 - The Big Finish

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.

Book in for an Act2 Conversation

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.

End of 2020 Pastoral letter

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has written to Uniting Church members, thanking them for bearing witness to the light of Christ through a difficult year.  

Found in translation 

Bilingual members of the Uniting Church involved in translating our foundational document, the Basis of Union, have held an online forum to share insights about their work.

From Grief to Renewal via Lament

Rev Dr Apwee Ting reflects on the important role of lament, as we move from grief in 2020 towards renewal in 2021 and beyond. 

NCCA Christmas messages

President of the National Council of Churches Bishop Philip Huggins and other national church leaders have shared their Christmas messages.   

2021 Day of Mourning Resource 

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.

Illuminating Assembly Resources 

National Consultant Rev Lindsay Cullen is your guide on a tour of illuminate, the Assembly’s new online resource portal.

Your Call in 2021

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.

Last Chance for UnitingWorld Christmas Gifts

HURRY!. Noon AEDT, Friday 18 December is the deadline for ordering physical gifts and cards from UnitingWorld's Christmas catalogue of ethical gifts. ORDER NOW!

Christmas is coming

Target's annual appeal supporting UnitingCare Australia is up and running. Help make Christmas a better day for thousands of people and families who might otherwise go without.

Frontier Services Christmas Appeal 

A gift today will bring hope to farming families this Christmas.

JOIN US
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.
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