Frontier Services patrol minister Rowena Harris could never have anticipated that a modest request for frozen meals would rapidly expand into an ecumenical effort to support struggling farmers as drought grips Victoria.
“It’s been an amazing week,” Rowena said.
“One is the loneliest number that you’ll ever do.” – Three Dog Night
Albanian woman Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, who is better known as Mother Teresa, once said that “loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted is the most terrible poverty”.
When Eloise Wellings runs she often has much more on her mind than best times or even Olympic glory.
Not only is she an elite long-distance runner, representing Australia in the Olympics and Commonwealth Games, she’s also a founding director of the Love Mercy Foundation, which helps northern Ugandans live empowered lives.
The dedication of Victorian Synod Archives volunteers has been recognised with an award from Museums Australia.
Synod records manager Graham Hawtin, synod archivist Dr Jenny Bars and volunteer Joan Hammonds were presented with the 2018 Victorian Collections Award for Excellence in Museum Cataloguing at the awards night hosted by Melbourne Museum in late August.
Justin Timberlake is no longer popular, but superhero movies are very much in fashion.
That’s the verdict from young Uniting Church’s members, who have shared their observations on what is ‘lit’ (trendy) or ‘quit’ (outdated) on a new weekly youth ministry podcast called Work Experience.
A meditation garden designed and built with involvement from the Sophia’s Spring Uniting Church community will be the centrepiece of a spirituality hub in the inner-Melbourne environment park CERES.
Sophia’s Spring is an ecofeminist Christian community which grew out of Fitzroy Uniting Church.
It is a devastating truth that people with disabilities are often judged by mainstream society before they’ve had a chance to share who they are and what they can contribute.
Their intelligence – and sometimes value – can be called into question in a way other people will never experience or understand.
Book | Seven Types of Atheism |John Gray
The cover of John Gray’s Seven Types of Atheism features seven highlighted gumnuts.
It’s as if an unconscious rhythm has kicked in, one that tells my body it’s time to stop hibernating and protecting myself from the cold and, instead, open up to possibilities.
Book | Wild Sea: A History of the Southern Ocean | Joy McCann
We Australians are beach lovers. But in winter there is a stark difference between our idyllic, northern, Pacific beaches and the southern coastline pounded by icy waters travelling unhindered from Antarctica.
Ormond Uniting Church will devote October to exploring four of the world’s great faiths.
The north-east Melbourne congregation will spend four successive Sunday mornings delving into Christianity, Buddhism, Islam and Judaism.