‘For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me’: Matthew 25:35
Having recently celebrated Pentecost, the coming of the Spirit and the beginnings of the church, it is worth reflecting on the account of Pentecost in Acts 2.
UCA Assembly President Stuart McMillan said the federal government’s decision to award $70 million in compensation to asylum seekers kept in offshore detention once again showed what a moral failure the policy has been.
The Bridgewater Gagebrook Uniting Church has re-opened its op shop doors again after the building was severely damaged by a deliberately lit fire on 6 April.
About $35,000 damaged was caused to the Tottenham Rd property, located in Hobart’s northern suburbs. The fire and smoke damage destroyed all goods housed inside.
Julie Cox (pictured) was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) while the remaining 10 received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).
UnitingCare ReGen, the lead alcohol and other drug treatment and education agency of UnitingCare Victoria & Tasmania, has responded to claims made in last Friday’s Herald Sun that a change in the Victorian government’s opposition to the establishment of a pilot Medically Supervised Injecting Centre (MSIC) in Richmond, “would enrage Christian groups” (‘Services back injecting room’, 02/06/17).
On Thursday St Thomas’ Uniting Church in Craigieburn will host an Iftar dinner, the traditional Islamic breaking of the fast meal held at sundown during the period of Ramadan.
Twelve people will attend from St Thomas and 12 from the local Turkish Muslim community.
Diners will sit at six tables with an equal representation of Christians and Muslims.
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The ABC is failing Australia’s faith communities with its contempt for religious programming.
This is a particularly painful admission for me as a lifelong believer in public broadcasting and an ABC employee of more than 10 years.
Undeterred by the sudden arrival of wintery weather, 80 people attended the UCA VicTas moderator’s luncheon panel at St Stephen’s Wodonga titled ‘Courage roars quietly’.
Facilitated by Rev Sharon Hollis, the three-women panel had the audience enthralled as they discussed keys to resilience both as individuals and as a community.