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International Women's Day 2021

As we approach International Women's Day on 8 March, we are inviting people to thank and affirm the women who have encouraged, mentored and empowered them. UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer has offered a #IWD message and a prayer to use in your worship this week. 

Growing Leadership

A key theme emerging from conversations in our Act2 project is how the Uniting Church raises up new leaders, lay and ordained. What challenges do you think the UCA is facing? Share your insights.

INNOVATION: IT'S IN OUR DNA

From today, we will begin to share stories about ways in which the Uniting Church embodies the four pillars of the Assembly's Strategic Plan. Firstly, we want to highlight Innovation, and stories of creativity, inventiveness, imagination and willingness to respond to where God is calling us today.

"Boldly going where no-one has gone before”

Assembly National Consultant Rev Lindsay Cullen shares some of the creative ways Uniting Church people are engaging people in conversations and activities that combine faith and popular culture, from podcasts to Sci-Fi Church. 

Putting older Australians at the centre of reforms 

The Uniting Church has welcomed the final report of the historic Royal Commission into Aged Care. UnitingCare National Director Claerwen Little said now is the time for fundamental generational change. Support the national campaign, It’s Time to Care About Aged Care.

Beyond Violence

Assembly National Consultant Rev Charissa Suli and UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer are developing resources to help equip people to respond to Domestic and Family Violence. Last week they held a pilot workshop with UCA members. 

In conversation: National Safe Church Unit

In the second conversation unpacking what a safe church looks like, the National Safe Church Unit spoke to Rev Josie Neuendorff about listening to the voices of children and young people.

Connecting the city to the country

When a group of Outback Links volunteers from Frontier Services recently headed to the outback town of Walgett in northern NSW, they learnt about a different way of life. Read their story in the latest Frontier News. 

Three Prayer Requests: World Day of Prayer

This year the annual ecumenical World Day of Prayer turns its focus to Vanuatu. UnitingWorld shares three prayer requests from our Church Partners: recovery from the pandemic, ending violence and upholding the next generation.

Register now for the President's Conference

Secure your spot for Called by God 2 - Dr Deidre Palmer's second President's Conference to take place in April in Adelaide. Check out newly released details, including speakers and a draft program.

Campaign Engagement Officer

UnitingCare is looking to hire a Campaign Engagement Officer to help drive transformation of the aged care system. Details are in the link above.

Associate Partner Solutions

Uniting Financial Services in the NSW/ACT Synod is looking for an Associate for its Partner Solutions and Support team. Click above for details.

JOIN US
IN PRAYER FOR:
  • Women everywhere. We especially give thanks for the ways women generously give their time, compassion and care to others.
  • Australia's response to the final report of the Royal Commission into Aged care and the work towards crucial reforms. 
  • The space for people to discern and think creatively about the fresh words and deeds that God is calling the Church to embody.   
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