Heartache and Hope

By Penny Mulvey A small boy, in the arms of his father, responded to questioning by a French journalist asking how he was feeling after the Paris attacks last month. The little boy said he was scared.

December Synod Snaps

Synod snaps highlights photos from different Uniting Church events happening throughout the synod.

Christ is for life, not just for Christmas

A puzzle for you: why is Christmas Day like an iceberg? Because on Christmas Day we only see only one tenth of the Story! It’s a little like those gym memberships that some of us have taken out from time-to-time – you kn

Penguin on parade

By Nigel Tapp For almost 150 years the Penguin Uniting Church has worshipped on the same spot opposite the Bass Strait foreshore of the small north-west Tasmanian town.

Time and tide

As Christmas approaches again, it can sometimes seem as if nothing (no-thing) is newly created any more – particularly with the endless display of, so-called, ‘new-things’ appearing on-line and in retail stores.

New target for UnitingCare Christmas Appeal

Last month marked the launch of the 24th annual UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal, which has distributed more than 2 million gifts to local people who are doing it tough.

Bacchus Marsh birthday bash

Ross Adams (designer), Geoff Butler (Mr Leadlights craftsman), Barry Wilkins and Jayne Wilkins (donors) More than 120 people recently gathered to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the historic St Andrew’s Church at Bacc

A big year for NextGen

The synod’s NextGen youth have celebrated a year of milestones and achievements in 2015. This year marked 30 years since the Uniting Church declared itself a multicultural Church.

A man of many talents – Andrew Donnelly obituary

Rev Andrew Donnelly 13/09/1956 – 20/10/2015 The Uniting Church congregations of Bairnsdale, Paynesville and Lindenow are saddened by the death of their former minister, Rev Andrew Donnelly, on October 20 at Bright Hospit

Sharing hope after Sandy Hook

By Deb Bennett On the morning of December 14, 2012, Kaitlin Roig-Debellis posted a photo of the sunrise on her Facebook page before heading off to work.

December letters

The UCA dares to be different I beg to differ on Ted Carrow’s criticism in the last issue of Crosslight of the Uniting Church for failing to fall into line with most other mainstream churches on the issue of marriage equ

Uniting Church joins Tasmanian Gambling Reform Coalition

At the start of November the Presbytery of Tasmania joined a coalition of 15 community organisations to pressure the Hodgman Government to reduce the $200 million lost in Tasmania each year on pokies, before phasing out