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One would think that pirates have little relevance in Uganda. After all, even though Lake Victoria, which forms part of the country’s border, may be large enough to see from space, it is really a puddle compared to the Caribbean Sea. Any ...

Biddulph returns

Steve Biddulph (pictured) – world-renowned family psychologist and the best-selling author of Secrets of Happy Children, Raising Boys, The New Manhood and now Raising Girls – will be a guest speaker at two events to be held by Frankston Uniting Church this month.

Mr Biddulph, now living in Launceston, is a member of the Uniting Church. He grew up ...

UnitingWorld welcomes Rob

The Uniting Church in Australia’s Assembly Standing Committee has approved Mr Rob Floyd’s appointment as UnitingWorld’s next national director. The national director provides strategic leadership for UnitingWorld’s two units – Relief and Development and Church Connections.

A life-long member of the Uniting Church, Mr Floyd (pictured) has worked for UnitingWorld’s Relief and Development Unit for eight years and has ...

Dunolly Op Shop celebrates 20 years

THE Dunolly Uniting Church community recently celebrated our Op Shop’s 20th birthday. Just over 20 years ago the church council was considering our financial position. We had gone from full time ministry to half time and the future looked bleak. As we prayed, someone said, “Op Shop!” Our prayers were answered.

The Op Shop opened on 17 March, 1994. ...

Palm Sunday protests

Thousands took to the streets on Palm Sunday, throughout the country, to speak out against current refugee and asylum seeker policies.

More than 500 Uniting Church members from different congregations, school and agencies attended the Melbourne event.

Recalling the message of the first Palm Sunday, former Uniting Church President, Rev Alistair Macrae addressed the crowd in Melbourne.

“On the original ...

New lease of life for Strath-Haven

Approximately 600 people attended the opening of the ‘new look’ Uniting AgeWell facility in Bendigo last month. The 40 year old building has undergone major renovations which include an open-plan dining area, a hair dressing salon and coffee shop.

The open day generated a lot of excitement in Bendigo, with local radio station 3BO FM conducting an outside broadcast from ...

As easy as making a bed

“Ending world poverty” is the oft-stated aspiration for everyone from presidents to pop stars to pageant queens.

The fact that an estimated one billion children still live in poverty illustrates the complexity of the issue. It is little wonder many ordinary

Australians wonder how they can possibly have an impact on a global scale.

But a new video campaign from ...

Inspections begin

The collapse of the Rana Plaza clothing factory in Bangladesh in April last year focussed world attention on conditions faced by workers who produce clothing for many of the western world’s retail outlets. The tragic death of 1129 was deemed too high a price to pay for affordable fashion.

In May last year, more than 150 garment companies signed an ...

Expos help elderly age well at home

Uniting AgeWell successfully hosted two expos in Southern Tasmania last month which showcased the services available to assist elderly people age well at home.

Funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services, the free expos brought together about 30 Home and Community Care providers offering services as diverse as respite care, transport assistance, health equipment and aids, cultural support ...

LGBTI: Daring the church

Every two years since 1994, LGBTI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people with a connection to the Uniting Church in Australia have met to share their experiences of faith at the Uniting Network Australia’s Daring Gathering. Along with their families and friends they reflect on their journey to date and envision their future.

Damien Stevens is a co-convenor of ...