How do we reopen doors?

As we return to a sense of normality following COVID-19 lockdowns, a recent Synod online forum raised plenty of interesting questions around vaccination and how our congregations navigate the path towards reopening.

Takes the world to raise a child

The impact of COVID-19 throughout Australia and the world means we need to reconsider how we connect with each other, says retired Minister John Evans.

Life in the COVID-19 bubble

Two weeks in hotel quarantine in Far North Queensland gave Synod communications officer Andrew Humphries plenty of time to ponder the role of faith in the era of COVID-19.

Let’s pull together on pandemic

As COVID-19 continues to impact us greatly, it's vital we all consider vaccination as our pathway to greater freedom, says Moderator Denise Liersch.

QR codes are now mandatory

From today, churches must abide by a Victorian Government COVID-19 directive ensuring accurate attendance records are kept through the use of a QR code. Here is what you need to know.

What has COVID-19 taught us about connection?

Moderator Denise Liersch writes “the constant surprise is finding God is at work sparking off new shoots of growth and opening up new possibilities, sometimes in ways we may have been resisting for years.

Coping with COVID-19: Jamie Cameron

Lockdown restrictions have made Uniting Ballarat Social Enterprise Coordinator Jamie Cameron realise just how important community is. “I have been reminded of how … we contribute to each other’s lives,” he says.

Finding grace in the little things

Lockdown has forced us to reevaluate many of our rusted on thoughts and beliefs. For Ellaine Downie, that has meant saying thank you in a way she didn’t think she could.