Stop the donkeys

I John 3:18 – “…Let us love, not in word or speech, but in truth and action.” The image above is not intended as an insult to Christians, or as a snide joke.

Coach signs off in style

Penleigh and Essendon Grammar First XVIII football coach Ken Fletcher (pictured) has celebrated his retirement from the role by returning the Associated Grammar Schools’ championship shield to the school.

Rewarding effort

Laura Egan (left) and a friend from a remote community                                   For the past nine years, the Anti-Poverty Awar

On any Sunday…

                                  …The synod’s retiring real estate consultant, David Langridge, might burn up the miles on his bike.

School chaplains have ‘some time to breathe’

By Laura Lindsay, schools liaison Uniting Church school chaplains from around the synod gathered in the tranquil surrounds of the Yarra Valley for their annual retreat in August.

Girl power

For the past five years, students from Isik Islamic Girls College (now Sirius College) in Broadmeadows met with the Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School Year 10 social justice group to share a meal and explore their dive

Roger and out

UnitingCare Harrison in Knox has farewelled former-CEO Roger Gough (pictured).

Seeking safety and freedom…

Monica Jyotsna Melanchthon In the final section of the Mahabharata, the epic whose centrepiece is the Great War between the forces of good and evil, the virtuous Pandava prince, Yudhisthira, is tested on his way to heave

Australia’s shame

The Uniting Church in Australia continues to be at the forefront of advocacy for the right of people seeking asylum on our shores.

The significance of Lament

On Sunday 6 October, two of the lectionary readings come from the Book of Lamentations, a little known book of the Old Testament which captures the trauma the Israelites experienced as a result of the Babylonian exile.