Coping with COVID-19: Robyn Nandan

Hobart mother/grandmother Robyn Nandan is feeling acutely the isolating effects of the current lockdowns. The 72-year-old says the fact she can’t see her eldest three children is “challenging”.

Focus on human rights, disability and ethics

Experts list five groups of people most at risk from the COVID-19 pandemic and give six-point plan to ensure they are not discriminated against, as has happened overseas.

Is it OK to have Holy Communion online?

Absence makes the heart grow tender in these days of social isolation. And it also prompts the question: Is it OK to have Holy Communion online? Rev Sally Douglas shares her thoughts.

Now I understand what Lent is all about

Ellaine Downie has always resisted participating in the spiritually nourishing sacrifices that precede Easter. But this year is different. “Unwillingly, I am experiencing what the disciples must have felt,” she says.

Coping with COVID-19: Rev Alex Sangster

Rev Alex Sangster shares how St Andrews UC, Fairfield, a normally “low tech” congregation, has adjusted to online church and why she’s swapped the church building for her living room.

Easter Sunday still blooming marvellous

Even COVID-19 couldn't keep Penguin Uniting Church member Lynn Templar from bringing hope to her community through the traditional flowering of the cross.

Moderator asks us to tap into hope this Easter

Moderator Denise Liersch says the Easter story shows us how to hope in the midst of a fearful situation. "Jesus brings hope in a different way of living amidst the turmoil and anxiety.

Coping with COVID-19: Jo Austin

Children’s support worker Jo Austin talks about her weekly Sunday FEASTs, which provide nourishment of a different kind for families, and what is the most challenging part of her job now that people are house-bound.