Easter people


Rev Carol Bennett

I’m fond of describing the church as ‘Easter people’.

I know we aren’t quite there yet, but I find myself thinking about the whole Easter story when I think about times of change, particularly those times ...

Day of harmony and hope


LARRY MARSHALL

Over 300 Sri Lankans and friends of Sri Lanka gathered together at Mulgrave Community Hall on Saturday to celebrate a special Harmony Day with delicious food, inspiring speakers, beautiful music and traditional dance. It was a day ...

Hope when all seems lost


BILL PUGH

“My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” The words of the Psalmist encapsulates the cry of the desperate who feel abandoned by God. These words were uttered by Jesus in his last moments. Even he ...

Refugee rally drenched but defiant


Thousands braved Melbourne’s stormy weather on Palm Sunday to walk in solidarity with refugees and people seeking asylum.

The mercury dropped to as low as 10 degrees celsius as Melbourne shivered through its coldest day of the year, but ...

Share projects that are road worthy

HELEN BEEBY

Share hit the road on Tuesday this week with 21 loyal supporters to witness our community service agency programs, places and people first-hand.

Donors, bequestors and Share Reps jumped on the ‘Share shuttle bus’ – departing from Parliament Station ...

Siren song of a secular Easter


Friday Forum
Your views on the news

Next week, the AFL will break a century-long tradition when it hosts its first-ever footy match on Good Friday.

The AFL believes scheduling a match on Good Friday will increase support ...

Moderator’s Easter message 2017

Of the many New Testament accounts of Easter, I want to reflect on the story of Mary Magdalene as she walks to Jesus’ tomb lost, hopeless, grieving.

Her path would have been very different to this one, but her sense of desolation ...

Journey into darkness


For most people, heavy rain falls like a curtain that restricts what they can perceive around them. But for John Hull, the varied noise of water hitting, splashing and dripping outside his window created a soundscape so rich that ...

Support for cyclone and flood victims


President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has asked church members to lend their support for communities suffering in the aftermath of Cyclone Debbie.

“Our Church will be there to support people in need and help Queensland ...