Service recognised

Vivian with her mother Congratulations to Vivian Dawood, from Lentara UnitingCare who recently received the 2012 Youth Volunteer of the Year award for the electorate of Caldwell.

Thank you for the music

Anita with husband Bruce (left) and Rev Renton                                     A presentation of flowers was made to Anita Toz

Mission a labour of love

Shipmates-(from-left)-Zheng-Cheng-and-Lin-We-Ming-enoy-a-game-of-basketball-at-the-BBSM By Nigel Tapp The simple light brown brick house overlooks the Port of Bell Bay, in Tasmania’s north.

A good citizen

Pam is congratulated by Prime Minister Julia Gillard Pam Adams, a volunteer with UnitingCare Wodonga, Albury Wodonga Foodshare and the Red Cross Telecross service is pictured with the Prime Minister, The Hon.

An Easter Retrospective

For Rev Dr Wes Campbell painting is an integral part of his identity as a preacher. His self-portrait, The Preacher of the Cross, shows the painter/preacher at work.

United through faith in the face of Islamophobia

Former Dutch MP Geert Wilders’ recent visit to Australia has once again stirred up the ugly face of xenophobia amongst certain elements of the Australian population driven by a near hysterical fear of what they term the

Painter, poet, printmaker, performer

To describe Rev Ken Rookes as creative would be something of an understatement. The UCA minister is an accomplished writer, artist and performer.

Charities unite for bushfire victims

UnitingCare Tasmania has provided two buses to the St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies) in a partnership aimed at making it easier for Southern bushfire victims to access urgently needed goods and services as they begin


The question of sexual identity and sexual activity is a complex one and is not addressed by Geoff Smith in his letter in the February edition.

Healing at journey’s end

Doug with his parents By Heather Dowling “He died healed. Totally at peace. No bitterness, no fear. A profound experience for me.” Dr Doug Bridge leans in as he describes his father’s death.

Adventurous spirit

Christian adventure, a memoir by AW Pederick Edited by Leon Pederick and Philip Pope Review by Rev Dr Peter Swain (OAM) Anyone who remembers Rev Alec Pederick will be surprised and full of admiration on reading the story

The Dance of Diversity

The theme of 2013 CCMM conference is ‘God’s tapestry: Creating Space for Diversity’. "God’s tapestry is an image about the identity and purpose of God’s diverse people as a worldwide community.