Warm welcome

Geelong’s newest locals will be warm this winter thanks to donations given to the Ocean Grove UC’s Justice and Mission group (JIM) and the Baptist Gumnut Grove Op Shop.

Covenanting: living up to the promise

Stories under the ceiling at Narana Victoria Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) and the Vic/Tas Synod held a Covenanting and Reconciliation Day at Narana Creations last month.

Train of thought

As many already know, walking and public transport are my thing. I guess I’ve been regularly catching public transport since I was about five years old. At primary school, it was the ‘green’ bus.

Song of friendship

By Nigel Tapp Eleven teenage girls from Tonga sang their way into the hearts of Synod staff last month at a special luncheon for visiting students and staff from the Queen Salote College, in Tongatapu.

Letters

I am sorely troubled by our Church’s financial crisis at this time.

Kids just want to learn

The visit to MITA has become a permanent part of my week. Although difficult and sometimes unbearable – mostly because I feel helpless – I can’t stop going to see my friends. And even that is getting harder.

Busan calling

A VISITING delegation of Korean Church leaders has invited the Uniting Church to share in the spirit at the 10th World Council of Churches (WCC) Assembly in Busan, South Korea from 30 October to 8 November this year.

Corruption concerns

The Commission for Mission’s Justice and International (JIM) unit is continuing to lobby the Tasmanian Government-owned Hydro Tasmania to stop doing business with Sarawak Energy Berhad (SEB), which is accused of operatin

Forging friendships in faith

AboutFACE introduced Filipino-born Berlin Guerrero to the First Peoples of Australia. Such an introduction was one that Berlin had dreamt of for many years while awaiting his Australian protection visa.