Vision with intent

DAVID SOUTHWELL VISION TESTING Throughout the past three years, the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania has asked itself some big questions about where it is going. Now, it has proposed some responses.

Passing the buck – Panama Papers explained

Countries with politicians, leaders and public officials associated with the Panama Papers “For what does it profit a man that he should gain the whole world and lose his soul.

Victoria’s views

Throughout the past month, Crosslight’s Garth Jones and Tim Lam have travelled throughout Victoria meeting some of the church neighbourhoods that make up the Vic/Tas synod.

International Women’s Day

“… For it is shameful for a woman to speak in church.” 1 Corinthians 14:34-35 The theme for International Women’s Day 2016 is ‘Planet 50-50 by 2030: Step It Up for Gender Equality’.

Patrol Ministries under presbytery oversight

Responsibility for the operation of two former Frontier Services patrol ministries based in the presbyteries of Gippsland and Tasmania has moved to the presbyteries, with support from the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.

Mission of mateship

By Nigel Tapp Rev Dennis Cousens sees the role of a patrol minister as that of a mate to those in the community he serves. A willing pair of hands, a listening ear and a shoulder to cry on if required.

Frontier faithful

By Ben Grundy Rev Rowena Harris has a long history of thriving in ministry roles that are positioned to provide pastoral support for those most in need.

Outback hospitality

Frontier Services Great Outback BBQ fundraisers have become a regular feature in the lives of many Uniting Church members.

Crossing the Bridge at Billanook College

Crossing the Bridge at Billanook College Many great works of children’s literature include a threshold moment. There is the wardrobe into Narnia, platform 9 ¾ for Hogwarts and Alice’s rabbit hole to her Wonderland.