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

DENISE LIERSCH, MODERATOR

'God does not promise we will always be healthy and prosperous (and He) did not promise life without mourning, but He did promise to replace rain with a rainbow.'

REV AJUB JAHJA, ST ANDREWS GARDINER UC MINISTER

‘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

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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

Associated Schools

Our associated 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.

All you need to know: answers to your frequently asked questions

To help you get the answers you need, our Coronavirus Crisis Team has listed your FAQs. This page will be updated weekly and we hope it will satisfy most of your queries, saving you from having to pick up a phone or send an email.

Comparing Victoria and Tasmania’s different pandemic experiences

Little separates Victoria and Tasmania geographically, but thanks to the pandemic they have been worlds apart for most of this year.

Pastoral letter from the Moderator

Moderator Denise Liersch reflects on how different the lives of Victorians and Tasmanians are at the moment and how Jesus calls us to be one community together.

Resources help healing in times of disaster

A new resource provides vital information and guidance for ministers and lay leaders to begin the healing process after a disaster.

Change or Suppression (Conversion) Practices Prohibition Bill 2020: Statement from the Moderator

Moderator Denise Liersch says "the Uniting Church supports the intention of the legislation to protect vulnerable people from the harm of coercive practices".

Help Philippines residents hit hard by typhoons

Philippines residents need our support after the country was rocked by two major typhoons in November.

Financial program offers a cents of purpose

A new initiative is using underutilised assets to fund mission and ministry and future-proof congregations.

Deadly fight for rights in the Philippines

A call for action has been issued as ongoing human rights abuses continue to be a stain on democracy in the Philippines.

Gippsland revisited – journey through the broken heart of Eastern Victoria

This time last year all we could talk about was the devastating effects brought about by something beyond our control. No, it wasn’t COVID, it was the bushfires. 12 months later, much of East Gippsland is still on its knees.

Getting to know the Bethel Centre – Julie McDonald Q&A

Julie McDonald says seeking help doesn’t imply there is a flaw in a person’s faith. “Nobody’s relationship to their faith is perfect all the time. We all fall and we all have challenges.”

Double Take: Robyn Whitaker and Fran Barber

Rev Dr Robyn Whitaker and Rev Fran Barber have been friends for 25 years. In that time they have shared a lot of things – including a wedding dress. They now share a podcast to help resource people in ministry.

Heather Ackland retires after 36 years

Heather Ackland started her career juggling figures and ended it trying to figure out ways to help congregations with their missional work.

You learn something new every day

Head of Pilgrim Theological College, Sean Winter talks about his role and what the college offers to students.

Let’s let God’s love flower

Gardening teaches us a lot about God’s love and how spiritual growth can flower, writes Rev Rose Broadstock.

Christmas spirit brings out the best in us

The spirit of Christmas, and all the joy that it brings, has the ability to bring out the very best in people, says retired Hobart minister Rev Dr Bob Faser.

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Meet our senior leadership

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