Synod Snaps – November 2018

Students and staff at Pilgrim Theological College gather in solidarity with refugees on Manus Island and Nauru.


Simon with his loyal canine companion Pepper at the Sophia’s Spring Uniting Church Blessing of the Animals service. Jean Ross (left) led the service.

The Cooperating Parish of Croajingolong enjoyed an outdoor Blessing of the Pets service at St Peter’s Mallacoota. It was attended by 35 people, seven dogs, a few soft toys, a pet rock, and even a minister dressed as a kangaroo.


Richmond Uniting Church held a ‘Church in the Park’ worship service to celebrate the Feast of St Francis of Assisi. The service gave thanks for the gifts of creation and included a blessing of the animals.


Rev Nigel Hanscamp and his daughter Jacinta completed the Melbourne Marathon, raising more than $700 for Uniting Vic.Tas’s refugee and asylum seeker support programs.

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