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Assembly updates

Find out more about how to access news about the 14th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.


Stepping towards recognition

Reflections on NAIDOC Week, the recent Kirribilli House summit and a proposal being presented by the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the upcoming 14th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.


Travelling north

From Sunday 12 July Stuart McMillan will become president of the Uniting Church - only the third lay person to ever hold the position. Matt Pulford writes about Stuart's life, ministry and work. Photo courtesy of Louisa Sams.


Beyond reconciliation

NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Pilgrim Uniting Church held an ecumenical service on Sunday 5 July to mark the start of NAIDOC Week for 2015. Trevor Hayley reflects on his experience of the service.


A Thin Place - borrowing and creating tradition

Have you heard about A Thin Place, the innovative worship service held at The Corner Uniting Church? Rosalie Upton talks about the service, and explores how and why people engage with it.


New Times - July 2015

The July 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Discipleship".


Gearing up for Assembly 2015

Deciphering the 60+ Assembly proposals and reports before the meeting is a challenge even for the Assembly’s members. Check out some of the highlights here and get the jump on the meeting.


Who is the PRMP team?

The new Pastoral Relations team has made great strides under its new name, Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning, since its launch in March. If you haven’t heard about this new team, then this article is for you.


UnitingWomen 2016 launched

Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer has officially launched the 2016 UnitingWomen conference, announcing opening speaker Khadija Gbla.


A call for action on climate change

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney and Rev Elenie Poulos have welcomed Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato Si.


Building on our history

Uniting College for Leadership & Theology is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Uniting Church SA Historical Society.


Warmth for the winter

Hang it up for Poverty raises awareness about homelessness in South Australia and provides practical ways for people to help.


Hope and health during Refugee Week

Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise the great contributions that so many refugees have made to the vibrant and diverse Australian community.


Tradition: Adelaide Congress

Rev Dean Whittaker discusses the role of tradition in the life of Adelaide Congress in Salisbury North. (A shorter, edited version appeared in the June edition of New Times.)


New Times - June 2015

The June 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Tradition".


The "r and r" of ecotheology

My thinking about ecotheology has brought me to a deep sense of “r and r” – not rest and recreation, but reverence and respect. It wasn’t always that way for me.


Wider recognition

In 2015, the Effective Living Centre has invited Tanya Hosch, the Joint Campaign Director for the Recognise campaign, to give the Wilks Oration on Friday 12 June.