Synod Snaps – August 2018

emily evans and pope francis

UCA member Emily Evans shakes hands with Pope Francis at the World Council of Churches 70th anniversary celebrations in Geneva.

BB-8, a Cyberman, a Jedi Padawan and a Stepford wife make an appearance at the ecumenical Church of the Latter Day Geeks service in Williamstown.

Leprena Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress hosted an ‘End the Silence in Violence’ event in Hobart to launch their Safe Families story sharing DVD.


Singularity, a volunteer a capella choir, performed Iolanthe at Mooroolbark and Cowes Uniting Churches. The two congregations raised more than $1700 for Rubaga Youth Development Association (RYDA).



Rev Kharis Susilowati and Ben Abadani celebrate their wedding at Sale Uniting Church. The service was conducted by Rev Sue Stott and attended by many congregation members and ministers from Bairnsdale, Paynesville and the Gippsland presbytery.


Archivist Dr Jenny Bars organised a special morning tea to thank Synod Archive volunteers for their ongoing contributions.

paul dau and family

Springvale Uniting Church minister Rev Paul Aleu Dau and his wife Aja Atem celebrate the baptism of their two youngest children, Isaiah and David.

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