The Uniting Church in Australia has articulated its vision for a just, compassionate and inclusive nation in a new statement and resource.
New Times - Leadership
New Times published the article “How retired ministers are losing thousands“ on Wednesday 26 March. this article referred to two retired ministers who are campaigning the government to consider exempting other retired Uniting Church minister from tax laws that were meant to reign in public service 'fat cats'. The Synod decided this article was not appropriate to publish at this time as enough had been done by the Uniting Church Assembly in the past regarding this matter.
Last Friday, 15 March 2019, more than an estimated one million students worldwide protested government inaction on climate change. We investigate eight questions about climate change and Christianity.
Launching a National Appeal, President of the Uniting Church Dr Deidre Palmer urged Uniting Church members to give generously to the National Disaster Relief Fund. This fund supports the work of disaster relief in every state and territory.
Lay Preachers' Sunday celebrates and officially recognises the efforts that lay preachers and people contribute to the community and to the church. Read about Lay Preachers' Sunday and how it will be celebrated this Sunday 5 August.
Ric Thorpe from the Church of England will lead a church planting and revitalisation training day on 27 July at Hope Valley Uniting Church. Uniting Church members are encouraged to attend.
In his final national message, the 14th President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan is urging Church members to address the “unfinished business” of sovereignty and treaty for First Peoples.
Canadian pastor, author and blogger Carey Nieuwhof will visit Seeds Uniting Church on Monday 7 May for GLS+ 2018. In this article, Carey writes about how some spiritual-sounding lines from leaders can be barriers to moving forward.
As a child, Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kadaparambil dreamed of becoming a missionary. He has followed this calling from India to remote ministry in Australia, with his second placement bringing him to the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in SA.
Mark Schultz was recently announced as the new Team Leader for Mission Resourcing; he is also due to be ordained as a Minister of the Word in February. New Times spoke to Mark about leadership and the Uniting Church.
Westminster School, a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school established in 1961, has welcomed Simon Shepherd as its sixth principal. In this article, Simon shares his hopes for Westminster students and graduates.
Proposals presented at Presbytery & Synod meetings provide a way for individuals and congregations to help shape the future of the Uniting Church SA. The deadline for proposals submissions for the November 2017 meeting is Thursday 9 November.
Elizabeth Megaw is an emerging leader in the Uniting Church, holding leadership positions in her congregation and in the wider Uniting Church SA. New Times spoke to Elizabeth about the challenges and rewards of church leadership as a young person.
New Times speaks to Nancy Beach about the importance of empowering women in leadership within the church. A US author and artist, Nancy will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Uniting Leaders conference.
On Monday 29 May, a free mentoring training day was held at Uniting College. Reflecting on the event, one of the trainees shares their own thoughts and insights about the importance of mentors in the life of the Uniting Church.
Mark Conner recently concluded his 22-year placement at CityLife Church in Melbourne, leaving a legacy of four campuses with over 10,000 people. Read about Mark's amazing ministry and his contribution to the 2017 Uniting Leaders conference in this article.
"Church planting is an adventure [and] sometimes it can be just plain hard... [But] in the end, churches don’t exist for themselves – they exist to do their bit in the overall proclamation and demonstration of the kingdom of God." Rev David Kowalick talks about church plants and the Fish Gate Uniting Church.
Writing music has been a part of Lochie Hogarth’s life for pretty much as long as he can remember. Now he’s beginning to see the fruits of his labour with the release of the Christian single, “Home”.
The Uniting Church in Australia is home to many strong female leaders. New Times speaks to Dr Deidre Palmer and Rev Sandy Boyce about leadership, change and gender parity on International Women's Day.
While debate rages about the meaning and date of Australia Day, the awards given on this day provide an opportunity to thank many people for their service to the community - this year that includes several people with Uniting Church SA affiliations.