Working as one to help refugees

Refugees, support workers and advocates met today at Synod offices to learn more about the daunting challenges facing displaced people but also to swap stories of hope, ideas and strategies.

Pilgrim’s big finish

Pilgrim Theological College held a busy End of Year service last week, which recognised nine exiting candidates for ministry and farewelled 22 students who had completed or were completing a variety of awards.

November Crosslight out now

All of the November Crosslight stories are available here. Crosslight can also be read as a digital newspaper.

Too close to home

Crosslight talks to Manningham Uniting Church member Wendy Austin, who has worked to combat family violence for more than 40 years.

Cross party politics

While many Australians might say they are losing faith in politics among our political leaders faith is not in short supply.

Western Port Op Shop’s new lease of life

The Western Port Uniting Church Op Shop, which has been operating successfully for about 12 years, was rededicated during a parish service at Crib Point in late September.

Ray’s 60 years of spreading the gospel

At the end of Glenroy Uniting Church’s Sunday service on 14 October worship team leader Ray Averill announced that this would be “hanging up his preaching boots” after more than 60 years as a lay preacher.

Driven young leaders

There’s some financial assistance and a bus seat waiting for young UCA leaders in Victoria and Tasmania to make the trip to NYALC.

Giving it all in the Pacific

UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer didn’t shy away from the big issues of women’s equality, the devastating impact of changing climate and domestic violence during recent trips to Bali, Fiji and Vanuatu.