Graham Wesley Stocks was born to Rev Wesley and Ruby Stocks in Sydney, the youngest brother of five children, Ken, Gwen, Marcia and Ralph. His great grandfather was Edward King, a Methodist pioneer preacher and circuit steward of Morpeth Circuit of the Maitland District.
Uniting AgeWell is calling for community members in Victoria and Tasmania to get involved in senior service planning to help improve the quality of care and effectiveness of its own services and the aged care system as a whole.
Cast your mind back to the days when going shopping in town meant dressing up – gloves, hat, best suit or dress – and a visit to David Jones, if only to look at the windows.
I’ve just had the longest break I’ve had since becoming moderator. We didn’t go anywhere, just stayed at home during the bushfire season over Christmas/New Year. It’s dreadfully dry out where we live. I feel sure that stress levels for many farmers must be exceedingly high.
Review by Nigel Tapp
Many Christians can readily point to people whose lives have inspired their own faith journey.
And Melbourne author Roland Ashby has gathered the stories of 55 men and women who have inspired the faith of others in his latest book.
In the aftermath of South Geelong Uniting Church closing in 2014, congregation members sought to create an ongoing legacy for the church community.
A South Geelong memorial scholarship was soon identified as an apt gesture from the church community in the local area.
In late 2015, the Weerona Uniting Church kids’ club decided to name themselves ‘TICTAC’. It stands for ‘Totally Inclusive Children Talking About Church’.
Sri Lanka is an enigma. It offers us a wonderful success story of multi-faith harmony at work – Buddhists, Hindus, Muslims and Christians – a deeply spiritual people living together, praying together and even sharing sacred spaces and pilgrimage rituals. Temples, mosques and churches can often be seen side-by-side in Colombo.
The politics of religion
Social commentators repeatedly state that politics and religion should not mix.
I strongly disagree, as both are about life.
The Uniting Church respects, accepts and supports all religious beliefs, Indigenous peoples, asylum seekers and people of all sexual persuasions.
More than 1000 retired Uniting Church ministers have had their retirement incomes slashed by federal government superannuation changes that came into force on 1 January.
Changes to the tax treatment of defined benefit super schemes mean more than 80 per cent of retired members in the UCA Beneficiary Fund are losing thousands of dollars a year, principally because it will ...
In 1926, the population of Australia was just over six million people, King George V (the current Queen’s grandfather) was the head of state and Melbourne would go on to defeat Collingwood in the VFL Grand Final. At the beginning of that year, on Sunday 17 January, Arthur Tonkin celebrated his fifth birthday and attended his first church service ...
The denial of education is a well-documented issue, particularly for women in developing countries. But sometimes a practical solution that many of us take for granted can be the difference between attending and missing school.
Sisters Wendy Flahive and Gill Trudinger learnt about a program they believed they could support.
A world-wide grassroots organisation, Days for Girls ...