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Wanted: Nominations for moderator-elect.

Attributes: Practically perfect in every way (to quote Mary Poppins).

Well, OK, no one is perfect. However, the 15 points listed on the VicTas website to describe the kind of person the Church looks for in a ...

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.

It was the first field trip of its kind arranged with a presbytery.

Head ...

Breakfast club


EARLIER this year, visitors to Melbourne have expressed concern about the increasing numbers of homeless either sleeping rough or begging on city streets.

The issue erupted on the eve of the Australian Open, as tourists were confronted by a ...

Sprent Miles ahead in lay preaching

When it comes to lay preachers, Sprent Shalom Uniting Church is Miles ahead of all others.

After all, three generations of the Miles family have preached from the pulpit of the North-West Tasmania rural church since the end of World War II.


Making compassion real


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 stood seven-foot-high off the ground.

Rev Tut Ngoth is the deputy ...

Art with heart

Art lovers, architecture enthusiasts and aspiring artists will all find inspiration at this year’s Uniting AgeWell Strathdon Community Art Exhibition.
Celebrating its 14th year, the Forest Hill exhibition contributes to Melbourne’s love affair with arts and culture.

The exhibition features ...

The write way to tell UCA stories

The Uniting Church in Australia turns 40 this year. So it is perhaps not surprising that throughout the synod, many budding historians are unearthing the story of their own congregations and church communities.

Rev Robert Renton is the treasurer of the synod’s ...

Pioneer leader in a time of great change


The Uniting Church achieved two significant goals in the mid-’90s. One was the adoption of consensus decision-making as the official model for meeting procedures. The other was the apology to Aboriginal people. And both occurred during the three-year presidency ...

Nurturing faith

For the past seven years, the Uniting Church’s Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) program has provided pastoral training to minsters, lay people and students.

The program is offered through the synod’s John Paver Centre and run in collaboration with the Centre for Theology ...

Young people the agents of change


Sometimes it is easy to forget that when it comes to putting meat on the bones of faith-filled missional activity, children can be just as effective, and committed, as their elders.

At the Kingston Uniting Church, about 15 km ...