Learning a new language

Misha Coleman addressed the recent refuge rally how to get your ex back By Nigel Tapp Like many Australians, Misha Coleman is frustrated by the language used to describe those who take to the water to seek asylum in Aust

New aged care package adopts industry recommendations

Hidden by the federal government’s leadership stoush last month was the passing of the Living Longer Living Better aged care reform package, opening the door for better long-term support measures for ageing Australians.

Hymm competition

The Australian Hymn Book Pty Ltd has announced an international hymn writing competition as part of its work in gathering the finest congregational songs for its growing Together in Song collection.

Friendly Melbourne churches

As I have visited various churches around Melbourne and beyond in the past several months, I have seen many friendly churches. So let me take this opportunity to say thank you for the welcome I’ve received.

July letters

There are many things about Melbourne that make it an attractive city to live in. The football (yes, I’m a tragic fan). The cute, quaint coffee shops in all sorts of corners and alleyways in the city.

Questioning TAFE cuts

A petition of 570 signatures collected by Uniting Church members was tabled in the Victorian Parliament.

Synod 2013

Dan Wootton was installed as Moderator at the opening service of the Church’s Synod meeting at La Trobe University’s Union Theatre on Friday 3 May.

Centenarian’s service

MR ALF Popple, a member of the Neale Street congregation in Bendigo, recently celebrated his 100th birthday.

Fond memories

VISITING Indonesian minister Rev Novita Sutanto took a host of valuable experiences and fond memories home to Jakarta when she departed the synod after a three-month stay at the end of last month.

Talking faith to faith

FOR the past 30 years, the Uniting Church in Australia and the Lutheran Church of Australia have shared a close relationship.