At this time of year, the influx of mental health campaigns and awareness days significantly increases the exposure of mental health. This Mental Health Week (8-14 October), Bindy Taylor speaks about the importance of reaching out to friends and family.
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Several Uniting Church members recently undertook a pilgrimage on Ngarrindjeri country (Victor Harbor area) led by Sean Weetra. Rev Susan Doughty reflects on the experience and Sean Weetra shares the story of Ngurunderi.
Natural disasters have hit the United States, the Carribean, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of Africa in recent weeks. UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor explores discrepancies in media coverage, and emphasises the need for disaster preparation in developing countries.
Rev Prof Andrew Dutney provides his notes on the Uniting Church in Australia's understanding of ordination, drawing on the Basis of Union and the 1997 Assembly's "Affirmations on Ordination".
Uniting Church in Australia General Secretary Colleen Geyer shares her experiences on travelling across Canada with seven Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leaders as part of the United Church of Canada's Reconciliation Dialogue.
Growing up between two different worlds can be tricky – yet this is a position many people living in Australia today find themselves in. Sam Chan talks about this challenge and the "One-Two: What's Next?" conference.
New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. These five recent items address topics such as the Kingdom of God, Frontier Services Patrol Ministry, white supremacy, conversations on marriage, and children's prayers for the Uniting Church.
Although this year’s About FACE program has been postponed to 2018, it remains an important Uniting Church activity and provides a unique opportunity to deepen understanding and build relationships.
The Hamley Bridge Uniting Church community pulled together to plant trees at The Hideout, a property owned by the local Brown family whose land was affected by the 2015 Pinery Bushfire.
Recently, a religious organisation has called for a religious exemption to the Disability Discrimination Act, arguing that people with mental illnesses could disturb the “sacred activities” in church services. Rev Andy Calder comments.
Service to God in the outback can be like the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, says Pastor Paul Glazbrook, Patrol Minister for the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in South Australia.
“God is good in the midst of the darkness; God is good in the midst of evil. God is in the midst, no matter what is happening in the world. And he loves you, and he’s here for you.” Cath Taylor from UnitingWorld talks about finding God in the midst of chaos.
New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. These five recent items address topics such as stewardship, how congregations contribute to the economy, modern hymns, SA photography, and religious discussions.
In recent months, Grange Uniting Church has begun to seriously consider how they will continue to serve and act as a witness in their local community. Inspired by the recent discussion of church planting, the congregation feels led to a regeneration process.
With increasing numbers of refugees fleeing the Syrian and Iraqi humanitarian crisis, Uniting Church congregations in Australia and UnitingWorld partners overseas are emphasising the importance of education, particularly for refugee children living in limbo in Lebanon.
This Refugee Week (18-24 June), Rev Amel Manyon is asking Uniting Church members to reflect on what being a refugee means and the poor conditions being faced by many across the world – in their own countries and in those where they seek refuge.
UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little shares her thoughts on the Uniting Church 40th anniversary and the long history of community service in Australia.
Meadows Uniting Church is a small country faith community with a big vision – to see the church become a community centre where people from the local community can be encouraged and ministered to, and have their needs met.
Helen Stacey Bunton and Freda Jaadawa Mills reflect on the two moving community events held by St Andrews Strathalbyn Uniting Church, the Strath Neighbourhood Centre and the Aboriginal Reference Group for Reconciliation Week in 2017.
The Pilgrimage of Healing is run annually during Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). This year the focus is on supporting young people to grow in faith, ministry and discipleship through the Congress faith community at Oodnadatta.