The day began with a Bible study led by Dr Liz Boase, which was followed by reports from Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress Victoria, UAICC Tasmania, Walking Together Group and Synod Ethics Committee.
Day one of Synod kicked off with a welcome by new Moderator Rev Denise Liersch. What followed was a mix of reports, proposals, Bible study, reflections and other activities, such as Choose Your Own Adventure.
Denise Liersch says “don’t cling to the status quo … look for where the Spirit of God is at work in unexpected places and ways”.
Uniting Church Synod of Victoria and Tasmania Moderator Rev Sharon Hollis says all discussions around sexuality and Christian belief should be anchored in recognition that all people are children of a lovin
In her final interview with Crosslight as Moderator, Sharon Hollis tells why the Church needs to take risks and the surprising thing that made her come home and think "that's a good day's work".
Geoff Thompson weighs in on the debate surrounding Israel Folau's sacking.
In her last Crosslight column as Moderator, Sharon Hollis reflects on the past three years and looks to the future.
Victoria's Voluntary Assisted Dying Act came into effect on 19 June. Here are two contrasting opinions on what our Church's response should be.
Mark Lawrence is getting ready for his fourth Synod as general secretary.
Denise Liersch talks about her approach to being Moderator and what her prayers and hopes for the church are.
In 1983, Diep Tran and her niece Trang Vo fled to Australia in fear of their lives, but the journey was just as hazardous. We present their remarkable stories to honour Refugee Week on 16-22 June.
Synod representatives who attended the recent Messy Church International Conference in the UK have come back inspired and excited by the growing movement.
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