Let’s pull together on pandemic

Moderator Denise Liersch with her card showing she has had two doses of the Astra Zeneca vaccine.

After receiving her second dose of the Astra Zeneca vaccine, Moderator Denise Liersch has encouraged Uniting Church members to roll up their sleeves to help protect their communities.

Denise says each of us can play a part to help ensure as many members of the community as possible are fully vaccinated, and to help find a pathway out of ongoing lockdowns and restrictions.

“We are all deeply aware of the impacts of the pandemic on people’s lives and livelihoods, through COVID-19 itself and through the impacts of restrictions,” says Denise.

“There’s no simple way through this except by pulling together as a whole community to look out for each other.

“In this pandemic, we are more aware than ever of how much we depend on each other, of how much a single person’s small actions can have ripple effects right through the wider community.

“Small individual acts of kindness for the sake of others, can have an effect bigger than we might imagine … for love of God, for love of neighbour.”

Click here to read a recent open letter from Uniting Church leaders recognising the impact of the pandemic and asking us all to “carefully consider vaccination”.

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