The biggest property decision made in the history of the synod of Victorian and Tasmanian has now been enacted, with more than 50 properties soon to be put up for sale.
In early September the worldwide family of Methodist, Wesleyan, United and Uniting Churches gathered in London for the World Methodist Council (WMC). The venue was Wesley’s Chapel, the ‘mother church’ of world Methodism and the base of much of John Wesley’s work in London, and his home and burial place.
Uniting Church President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney and a delegation of Uniting Church leaders attended a historic series of meetings with leaders from the China Christian Council (CCC) in four Chinese cities from 16-24 September.
The Minister for Ageing, David Davis, presented Ms Pattenden with the award in the lead up to the Victorian Seniors Festival.
More than 15.9 million Australians voted in the September federal elections. As the results were announced Australians either celebrated, were disappointed or were simply indifferent.
In 1963, New Testament scholar and Church of England bishop John Robinson published Honest to God, a small book which precipitated a storm of controversy in the church. Many older members of the church today still remember its impact.
The Justice and International Mission (JIM) unit of the Commission for Mission has issued a joint postcard action calling for the Victorian Government to place restrictions on liquor outlets to reduce harm and improve community safety. This follows the example of Newcastle, NSW, where such measures have resulted in a reduction in alcohol-related assaults.
The Commission for Mission (CFM) is exploring ways to improve Church processes when appointing or suggesting individuals for board appointments in institutions. This includes UCA community service agencies and schools.
CFM director of relationships innovation, Adrian Pyle said there were already very good members of boards throughout the synod but improvements in processes for selecting future appointments was an ongoing ...
In some cases, the divestment of property is hastening an inevitable sale. The East Boundary Road site of Leighmoor Uniting Church is one of 14 sites identified for divestment. The congregation at Leighmoor UC in Moorabbin East has been worshipping at Wickham Road for more than 15 years, but community services are still run from the East Boundary Road property, ...
Neomad is an Australian science fiction graphic novel set in the year 2076 in and around Murujuga in the Burrup Peninsula. The heroes of this story are a group of tech-savvy kids who call themselves The Love Punks, scrounging for satellite junk to build a craft to take them to the moon. In between idle bickering and trying to keep ...