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Countdown to the 16th Assembly

This week marks 100 days until the 16th Triennial Assembly. President-elect Rev Sharon Hollis has invited members of the Uniting Church to join together in prayer for the next Assembly meeting which will take place online from 17-18 July 2021, before reconvening face-to-face in 2022. Stay tuned for more updates on the 16th Assembly website

Pray for Timor Leste and Indonesia

UnitingWorld is working to support our church partners who are responding to devastating flash floods and landslides that have killed at least 113 people in Timor-Leste, West Timor and Flores since the Easter weekend. Storms and heavy rains sent torrents of water through towns and villages, with thousands now taking refuge.
Donate to UnitingWorld's emergency appeal. 

Learning from survivors

Two years since the UCA joined the National Redress Scheme, UCA Redress National Director Sarah Lim reports how the lessons learned and the testimony of survivors is informing the future to make sure children are safe in our Church.

Dreams for the future

This week, Josh Harbort, member of the 16th Assembly, reflects on Act2 as the next in a series of younger people offering their vision for the future. What do you think?
Don't miss your chance to complete the Act2 survey by 16 April, or send us an email.

Let's Yarn About Innovation

Over the last few weeks we have shared stories of Innovation across the Uniting Church. The Assembly Resourcing Unit is inviting people inspired to talk about how we can be Church in new and exciting ways to come together on Thursday 15 April for an online conversation.

President's Conference 2021

Secure your spot for Called by God 2, Dr Deidre Palmer's second President's Conference taking place later this month, 29 April - 2 May, in Adelaide. Join others in reflecting on 'every member ministry' and Christian call and vocation.

'Anaditj', a new book from Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion

Assembly Consultant Covenanting Stuart McMillan shares this review of a new book by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion -  Anaditj.
"This is the power of the Resurrection at work through the Spirit today. Anaditj is such an eye opening fresh revelation. It should be on the reading list for all of us who are seeking to walk with First Nations Peoples and learn from them."

Messy Discipleship Zoom Book Launch

Join the launch of the new book Messy Discipleship: Messy Church perspectives on growing faith taking place on Zoom on 22 April - relevant for anyone interested in the discipleship of people of all ages. Engage with a number of the contributors and connect with others interested in discipleship.

Uniting Church expresses deep concern for Myanmar

As reports emerge of the use of violent force against peaceful protestors, and the rising civilian death toll, the Uniting Church echoes the deep concern of the World Council of Churches and Christian Conference of Asia about the deteriorating and volatile situation in Myanmar.

Walking alongside flood-affected communities

In this interview with HOPE FM, National Disaster Recovery Officer Rev Dr Stephen Robinson shares how volunteer chaplains were deployed to up to 30 evacuation centres when floodwaters swept across NSW, and talks through the switch to the recovery phase to support people on the long road ahead. 

Join the 7 Days of Solidarity 18-25 April

Ask just about anyone about the state of the world over the past few years and they’ll shake their head in dismay. Find out the reasons to hope for the future in UnitingWorld's initiative called Seven Days of Solidarity. 

Sign the petition to say: It's time to care about aged care

UnitingCare Australia, as a partner of the Australian Aged Care Collaboration, is calling on people to sign a petition in support of comprehensive reform of the aged care system to ensure all older Australians are enabled to live their lives with dignity. Watch and share the campaign video

The time for help is now

Frontier Services Bush Chaplains like John are reporting on a mental health crisis in the bush as people come to grips with the devastation of bushfires, drought, floods and the COVID-19 pandemic. Help ensure the work of the Bush Chaplains and Frontier Services volunteers continues throughout rural and remote Australia.

Minister/Pastor - St Lucia Uniting Church
St Lucia Uniting Church is located in the heart of the University of Queensland precinct and is looking to appoint a fulltime Minister/Pastor in a regeneration project.
Mission Shaped Ministry - Emerging Worship Project Coordinator
The Project Coordinator will work closely with other members of Mission Enablement, the Pulse Team, UME colleagues, Mission Strategy and Presbytery partners to support and resource the development of emerging worship resources and leaders.
  • The 16th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia, the members of the Assembly, those involved in preparations, for the decisions that will be made and for the future of the Uniting Church. 
  • People in Timor Leste and Indonesia devastated by flash floods and landslides and our church partners who have been badly affected. 
  • All those people who suffered abuse in our church and for justice for survivors and their families, friends and communities. 
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