A helping hand

The story of Alan Stafford and the Uniting Church Emergency Fencing Team came to my attention via a copy of an article in the Benalla Ensign last month.

Space for grace in sexuality debate

WILLIAM LOADER In November last year I was invited by the Evangelical Theological Association to present a paper at their annual conference in San Antonio on same-sex relations.

Living our mission

Forty years ago, the inaugural Assembly of the Uniting Church issued a Statement to the Nation.

Search on for next moderator

Wanted: Nominations for moderator-elect. Attributes: Practically perfect in every way (to quote Mary Poppins). Well, OK, no one is perfect.

Candidates’ Tasmanian retreat

Candidates at Pilgrim Theological College and faculty staff spent five days in Tasmania last month experiencing ministry and the life of the Church in the island state.

Leading the way

REVIEW BY MARGARET REESON BOOK | OUR PRINCIPLE OF SEX EQUALITY: THE ORDINATION OF WOMEN IN THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA 1927-1977 | JULIA PITMAN FORTY years after the ina

Sprent Miles ahead in lay preaching

Rev Grahame Abrahams (left) presents Keeton Miles with his service certificate When it comes to lay preachers, Sprent Shalom Uniting Church is Miles ahead of all others.

Making compassion real

ALEXANDER BAKER Straight off the red-eye flight from Manila to Nairobi, my colleague Alexandra and I were greeted by possibly the biggest smile in Africa, and not just because it s

Art with heart

Art lovers, architecture enthusiasts and aspiring artists will all find inspiration at this year’s Uniting AgeWell Strathdon Community Art Exhibition.

Talking about sex

REVIEW BY IAN TOZER BOOK | TWO VIEWS ON HOMOSEXUALITY, THE BIBLE AND THE CHURCH | EDITED BY PRESTON SPRINKLE Homosexuality commonly draws out strident views.