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The coming of the Spirit (Acts 2: 1-21) in 21 languages 

As we prepare for Pentecost this Sunday, we encourage you to reflect on and celebrate our cultural diversity as a core part of our Identity as the Uniting Church in Australia.

We share with you this video of the passage from Acts 2:1-21 - the Coming of the Spirit - read by 21 Uniting Church members in their heart languages. 

"Witnessing to God's love for all creation"

This Friday 21 May, Uniting Church members across the country will join with young people at marches and other events calling for a more genuine response to climate change. Hear why some of our young UCA members feel called to take to the streets for the sake of our planet.

Indooroopilly Uniting Church: A heart for refugees

As part of our series on what makes up the Identity of the Uniting Church, we share this story from Indooroopilly Uniting Church about their Refugee and Asylum Seeker Support Hub in Brisbane - a Christian response to “walk alongside” some of the community’s most vulnerable people.

'Peace within your walls': grief for the Holy Land

The Assembly has joined with the World Council of Churches in expressing its deep concern and grief at the escalating violence in Palestine and Israel.
Together with Christians and people of faith across the world we call for an end to deadly and destructive conflict.

Disturbing reports from Artsakh - Nagorno-Karabakh

The Uniting Church acknowledges disturbing reports of further destruction of cultural and religious sites and artefacts in Artsakh, also known as Nagorno Karabakh.  We encourage UCA members to hold this region, its people and Armenian members of our Uniting Church in our prayers.

National Week of Prayer for Christian Unity

In this Week of Prayer for Christian Unity, we remember one of the foundational commitments of the Uniting Church is the active pursuit of unity and reconciliation in the church, human family, and creation.  The NCCA has a series of resources to mark the week in daily reflection and worship.

Celebrating our volunteers

This week we also celebrate National Volunteer Week and give a shout-out to all the people who are volunteers in our community and the Church, living the Gospel in their faithful service.
Thanks to Frontier Services for this heartwarming story about Outback Links volunteer Maree Anning who has clocked up more than 300 hours lending a hand to farming families across Queensland.

Get involved in National Reconciliation Week

Stay tuned next week for resources to mark Reconciliation Week 2021 which begins with National Sorry Day on 26 May, including actions you can take as part of our walking together as First and Second Peoples.

UCA in the 21st Century: History, Theology and Future

Join the Being a Multicultural Church Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for the first in a new webinar series for 2021, Thursday 27th May from 7:00-8:30pm on Zoom. Register here.

Did you Grow up Uniting?

A new book features narratives from 20 individuals who share their personal experience of being formed in the Uniting Church, and is now available for pre-order from MediaCom Education. 'Growing Up Uniting', edited by William W. Emilsen & Elizabeth A. Watsonwill be officially launched at the UCA National Historical Society's Conference to be held in Sydney next month.

Want to change the world?

Read UnitingWorld's latest blog on 5 ways to engage people for good. 

Intercultural Communities Development Co-ordinator, Synod of Victoria and Tasmania

The Synod of Victoria and Tasmania is looking for an engaged and enthusiastic person with experience in Intercultural Communities development to contribute to its growth as a multicultural Church.

Minister: Indooroopilly Uniting Church

With an active membership roll of approximately 300 and situated in Brisbane's western suburbs regional business centre of Indooroopilly, Indooroopilly Uniting Church seeks a new full-time Minister/Pastor.
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IN PRAYER FOR:
  • The gift of the Spirit to dwell amongst us, and in giving thanks for the diversity of languages and cultures that make up the Uniting Church.
  • The fellowship and communion of all Christians. As followers of Jesus, may we work together in giving witness to God's love, hope and grace.
  • The people of Palestine and Israel and for a just peace to prevail.
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