Mission focused-future

HOW presbyteries will carry out their pastoral ministry of supporting congregations and ministers and encouraging mission is an important issue facing the church.

The Presbytery Transition Team (PTT) is talking with presbytery standing committees and presbytery ministers and office bearers throughout Victoria ...

Leading into a time of change

The Synod Standing Committee (SSC) has given the green light to the overarching design of the new mission and ministry unit of the Church. This was one of the recommendations of the Major Strategic Review adopted by Synod 2016 to enable an ...

Candidates spread their wings

A desire to give candidates for ordained ministry the opportunity to experience life outside of the bubble of metropolitan Melbourne has led to rural ministry placements becoming part of students’ formation experience.

Candidates for ordained ministries within the church must complete two ...

Beer battered


Friday Forum

Your views on the news 

For Coopers it’s been a brouhaha of almost Biblical proportions.

The controversy over the South Australian brewers association with the Bible Society and a PR stunt that backfired very badly continues ...

Helping hand for struggling families

Morning commuters passing through Southern Cross station on Friday can help reduce energy costs for vulnerable families – and it will only cost them a high-five.

For each person who high-fives ‘Dave’, EnergyAustralia will donate $1 towards Kildonan UnitingCare’s energy visits ...

Rosemary garland well deserved

Rosemary Brown’s extraordinary life of helping others leads to a question that she has trouble answering.

“People ask ‘what drives me?’” she said.

“I have no idea. It is just inside my gut. You could say Christian conviction and sure I ...

UCA delivers apology and child safe pledge

Uniting Church leaders appearing before the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse have pledged to survivors to make the Church the safest place it can be for children.

President Stuart McMillan assured the Royal Commission hearing in Sydney on Friday ...

Royal Commission Hearing Closing Remarks

On behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia, I sincerely apologise to all children in our care who suffered sexual abuse, of any kind, in our Church, whether it happened since union of 1977 or before that in our predecessor ...

UCA gives evidence at Royal Commission

The Uniting Church in Australia will appear at a public hearing for the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuses in Sydney today.

President Stuart McMillan, Assembly general secretary Colleen Geyer and Queensland general secretary Rev Heather den Houting ...

Boldly speaking out


The theme of Wednesday’s International Women’s Day was #BeBoldForChange and 22 women from culturally diverse communities took up that challenge by speaking of their personal experience of family violence.

While many women are naturally reluctant to speak about their ...