Rules of engagement

PENNY MULVEY The tranquil view from the windows of neat as a pin Cape-Cod houses across to the waters of Aquidneck Island belied the topic of conversation – how Christians, and the church in particular, hold a commitment

In conversation with Assembly leaders

Assembly President, Stuart McMillan and General Secretary Rev Colleen Geyer, were two of nearly 300 people in attendance at Synod 2016 at the Box Hill Town Hall last month.

Synod 2016 – busy from dawn to tusk

DAVID SOUTHWELL There were a lot of elephants at Synod 2016 but thankfully the stately main meeting room at Box Hill Town Hall was large enough to accommodate them, as well as the 300 people attending in some style and c

Homecoming

DAVID SOUTHWELL It has taken years for the Southern Mornington Peninsula Uniting Church to secure funding for its ambitious plan to build supported social housing for people with a disability who are in the care of agein

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.