More than 1000 Tongan members of the Uniting Church in Australia, their friends and supporters gathered at Kurrajong at the foot of the Blue Mountains in June to take part in the annual Tongan National Conference (TNC). The theme of this year’s TNC – ‘The Power of God’s Love’ – was reflected in worship services, Bible studies, youth and young adults’ program, Choir festival and the cultural night.
“Over this long weekend we have truly witnessed the power of God’s love in the strength of our faith and our Tongan culture in the Uniting Church in Australia,” TNC Chairperson Rev Jason Kioa said.
“For the very first time a congregation of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga attended the TNC along with their local UCA Tongan
speaking community in Adelaide. The two ministers and their communities are committed to learning and working together. This is very significant for the Church in Tonga and the UCA.”