2016: A year of surprises, tragedy and hope

As 2016 draws to a close, Crosslight looks back on the biggest stories from this year. On the political front, 2016 was a tumultuous year with plenty of shocks and surprises.

In conversation with Assembly leaders

Assembly President, Stuart McMillan and General Secretary Rev Colleen Geyer, were two of nearly 300 people in attendance at Synod 2016 at the Box Hill Town Hall last month.

Synod 2016 – busy from dawn to tusk

DAVID SOUTHWELL There were a lot of elephants at Synod 2016 but thankfully the stately main meeting room at Box Hill Town Hall was large enough to accommodate them, as well as the 300 people attending in some style and c

The future is here

Much of the business of Synod 2016 concerned the future of the Church based on proposals relating to Major Strategic Review.

Lessons from Synod

One of the things I value about the Synod’s Vision and Mission Principles is that they tell us who we are, and call us to more truly become who we are, for the sake of serving the reign of God.

New Moderator installed for VicTas Synod

By Nigel Tapp It may have been a dreary, cold and wet night in Melbourne, but that did not deter the faithful from gathering to warmly embrace the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania’s new Moderator, Rev Sharon Hollis, at he

Foundations for the future

By PENNY MULVEY The apostle Paul, in the final chapter of his letter to the Romans, draws attention to the many people who assisted him on his journeys proclaiming Jesus Christ.

Countdown to Synod 2016

By Penny Mulvey The 2016 Synod meeting convenes in just over two months. All are welcome to attend the opening service at Wesley Church Lonsdale Street on Friday 3 June beginning at 7.30pm.

Welcome to 2016

By Penny Mulvey What does 2016 hold for you? Are you looking forward to discovering new authors? Being challenged by new ideas? Perhaps engaging with your local politician around issues of national or local importance? D