Pancake lovers will heat up their frypans to make a difference to people’s lives, with every dollar raised going towards UnitingCare programs to support people living in crisis.
UnitingWorld volunteer Rev Dr Paul Tonson will return to Papua New Guinea in March to teach for six months at Rarongo Theological College’s School of Theology and Mission (STM).
The piles of new books on my desk and coffee table could be viewed as minor health and safety risk. If they all toppled onto your foot, they could certainly do some damage. The first few weeks of the year are a good time to make a dent in them. One of the great joys of my role at ...
By Ben Grundy
The Uniting Church’s social housing ministry is set to be supported with greater resourcing and expertise in an ambitious plan to strategically coordinate social housing projects from throughout the synod.
In partnership with a specialist advisory team, the Church will work towards a considered long-term approach for supporting communities most in need of social housing.
By Nigel Tapp
The UnitingCare Network Project’s Project Control Group (PCG) expects to make some significant announcements relating to a new network structure before the end of this month.
In June last year the Synod Standing Committee (SSC) established the PCG as part of a new strategic direction for the 25 UnitingCare agencies within the network.
In December last year the 93-year-old was presented with the Legion of Honour, France’s highest military award, for his participation in liberating France from the Germans.
The Commission for Mission’s Uniting Journeys program introduces tourists to the joys and challenges of responsible travel. Uniting Church Adult Fellowship (UCAF) Network editor Helen Beeby (pictured) explored the rich and complex history of Cambodia during one of ...
By Penny Mulvey
The Synod Standing Committee (SSC) has decided to change the legislative structure of the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania.
In a letter to all congregation councils, presbyteries, the Assembly, other synods and reporting bodies and institutions, general secretary Rev Dr Mark Lawrence outlined the ‘significant decision’ taken by the SSC.
In December last year, in a moving service at Brunswick Uniting Church, 27-year-old Beth Donnelly was ordained as a minister. Beth’s father, Andrew, passed away seven weeks before his daughter’s ordination, and was ordained 21 years ago on the same weekend.
In January, after a night camped at Mallacoota Foreshore Reserve, we carried our breakfast to a grassy spot overlooking the inlet. Behind us, a young woman sat at a wooden table, reading. When we walked past her on our way back to our tent, we noticed that she was reading a bible, and Catherine stopped to talk.