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Crosslight turns 300

‘One thing about the Uniting Church that particularly appeals to me is the strong belief it has in its people.’

DENISE LIERSCH, MODERATOR

‘The heart of life is loving God,
loving neighbour and loving self.’

REV DR SALLY DOUGLAS, MINISTER RICHMOND UC

‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.’

1 Timothy 4:12

Mat Harry

‘We need to strongly empower people of different generations so they can offer leadership in developing relationships with people of those generations.’

REV DEACON MAT HARRY

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Donations & bequests

Bequests

Bequests are critical to the work we do, helping us with education, social justice, community support and continuing our faith and mission.  After providing for your family, a bequest is a special way of ensuring the mission of the Church is sustained.

Intercultural Communities & Leadership

Intercultural Communities

The connection between people of different backgrounds enriches us. We have 22 Culturally and Linguistically Diverse congregations and worship in 14 languages other than English.

UCA Schools

Schools

Our 12 schools educate a combined 14,400 students. They provide a learning community that offers young people spiritual, intellectual, emotional and physical growth, and reverence for the environment.

Uniting AgeWell

Uniting AgeWell

Our specialised aged care services include residential care, home care, allied health and therapy services, carer support and respite services, social support, transitional care and independent retirement living.

Crosslight

Crosslight

Crosslight is a free bi-monthly 40-page magazine which is delivered to all of our presbyteries and congregations. Launched in 1992, it is a cherished and trusted source of news, views and reviews that educate and inform its more than 31,000 readers.  

Keeping Children Safe

Keeping Children Safe

We are committed to providing safe environments where children are cared for, respected, nurtured and sustained. We have zero tolerance of all forms of child abuse and will do all in our power to safeguard children from it.

Social Justice

Social Justice

Our Justice and International Mission unit works with congregations and social justice networks to shift and shape public policy towards a fair and just world. It provides regular opportunities for you to be an active voice for justice in the wider community.

U Ethical

U Ethical

We are an ethical funds manager which grants most of its operating surplus to social justice advocacy and community programs. Formerly known as UCA Funds Management, U Ethical is an autonomous social enterprise of the Uniting Church.

Disability Inclusion

Disability Inclusion

We are committed to ensuring people with disabilities are equal participants in all of our activities. We work with individuals, congregations and presbyteries, and a range of organisations beyond the Synod.

Pilgrim Theological College

Pilgrim Theological College

We offer the highest standards of scholarship in theology, philosophy and ministry. It is one of many colleges that form part of the University of Divinity in the Australian cities of Melbourne, Adelaide and Sydney.

Uniting

Uniting

Our community services organisation works across Victoria and Tasmania, partnering with people to build their capacity and confidence so they can look forward to a brighter, healthier and happier future.

Youth

Youth & Young Adults

We assist young people form and develop their faith and have a positive impact on their community. We do this by consulting, advocating, resourcing and training leaders, congregations and presbyteries.

Wesley Church enters new era of worship and witness

The 161-year-old Wesley Church is welcoming back worshippers after a painstaking period of restoration.

On the frontline of East Gippsland bushfire defence

Longtime Bairnsdale UC member Alan Cracknell is typical of those prepared to swap their Sunday best for the yellow uniform of volunteer firefighters whenever the need arises.

Pilgrim students recognised at valedictory service

Pilgrim Theological College farewelled 44 departing students, six of whom were exiting candidates for ministry, at a Valedictory Service on 31 October.

Write of Passage: Rev Susan Malthouse-Law

Rev Susan Malthouse-Law reflects on the very personal reason why Elizabeth's reward is her favourite part of the Advent story.

Why we should all get outdoors – Daniel Murray Q&A

UC Camping director Daniel Murray talks about the changing reality of camping and the many benefits of getting outdoors.

The birth of Jesus – what is fact and fiction (probably)

On average, the New Testament is about 300 pages - yet there is still so little we know about the birth of Jesus.

Samuel Manhom: How I survived war, famine and crocodiles

Samuel Manhom spent his first 24 years surrounded by civil war. But the former Lost Boy has finally found a place to call home.

Joan Wright Howie’s SWell art of spiritual expression

If you’re religious you’re spiritual, but the reverse doesn’t necessarily apply. Joan Wright Howie is interested in the space that overlaps.

Laura Mazza: I won’t let depression defeat me

Depression can strike anyone, any time, anywhere – something Laura Mazza knows only too well. But this mother of three is determined to fight back.

Why the Bible welcomes every colour in the gender spectrum

"We cannot simply pull a sentence or two from the Bible as if it offers the final word on sex and gender."

Jesus as a newborn baby opens us up to God’s love

"In the face of a tiny innocent child in need of love and protection, our own disagreements, grudges, harboured hurts and disappointments can seem petty."

What we tell ourselves about domestic abuse

"Recently I have caught myself thinking I might be permanently doomed to attract abusive men, that something I was doing was drawing them towards me."

Mini Fete and Car Boot Sale

Inverloch Uniting Church

Includes book stall, cake stall, Devonshire tea, sausage sizzle, Trash and Treasure.  Something for everyone! To book a stall contact Bev on 0408 502 707.

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150th Celebration Service

Rosedale Uniting Church

Rosedale Uniting Church is celebrating 150 years of worship. All are invited to the worship service followed by lunch. RSVP for lunch by 22 December to Maxine Edwards maxiepearl@bigpond.com or  0409 992 374.

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UCAF National Celebration

West Beach Parks Resort

Join Uniting Church Adult Fellowship members for worship, Bible study, guest speakers, electives and more. The UCA Assembly President will be guest speaker at the celebration dinner.

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Meet our senior leadership

Moderator
General Secretary