What and why of worship

As churches come out of extended lockdown, it's the perfect time to take stock of what we are doing in worship and why, writes Minister Sally Douglas.

How do we reopen doors?

As we return to a sense of normality following COVID-19 lockdowns, a recent Synod online forum raised plenty of interesting questions around vaccination and how our congregations navigate the path towards reopening.

Bell tolls for violence victims

Moderator Denise Liersch represented the Uniting Church at the annual Holding the Light ecumenical service last Sunday, held to remember women who have lost their lives to domestic violence.

Novel approach to religion

Retired Uniting Church Minister Bob Faser has written a ripping murder-mystery novel which also poses a few interesting questions around the issue of faith.

Mery promises to serve

Evangelical Church of Timor's first female Moderator, Rev Mery Kolimon, is committed to leading a church helping transform every aspect of the society it serves.

Dealing with disillusionment

Melanie J Saward's latest book is particularly timely, as we deal with a sense of disillusionment exacerbated by the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Good food for a good cause

Summer means the perfect weather for a barbecue and Frontier Services' Great Outback BBQ is a fantastic way of supporting our farmers.

Tuning in to the Holy Spirit

We sometimes take it for granted, but music has the power to inspire us in our daily faith and worship.

It’s time to act on climate

Ahead of COP26 which starts on October 31, Moderator Denise Liersch and Senior Social Justice Advocate Mark Zirnsak are calling for concerted action to address climate change.

Recognising God’s guidance

As we face an uncertain future, retired minister Malcolm Dunjey says seeking direction from God is more important than ever.

No scorecard for success

"Caring is not a competition and when we slip into competing, this is a sure sign that we are not anchored in Christ", says Richmond UC Minister Sally Douglas.

Ways we can cope with grief

Human connection and honesty are important when dealing with grief, says clinical counsellor and Uniting Church member Vivienne Mountain.