‘As the Church believes God guided it into union, so it believes that God is calling it to continually seek a renewal of its life as a community of First Peoples and of Second Peoples from many lands.’

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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.

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Money For Mission

Congregations are invited to consider a way to generate ongoing income streams to fund their mission and also resource the wider Church’s missional endeavours.

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.

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.

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 UCA.

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.

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.

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.

Pastoral letter from the Moderator

Moderator Denise Liersch has written a pastoral letter addressing questions which have arisen around COVID-19 vaccination, face-to-face worship and reopening requirements.

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 regularly and we hope it will satisfy most of your queries, saving you from having to pick up a phone or send an email.

Lockdown pastoral letter from Moderator

Moderator Denise Liersch has penned a pastoral letter reminding us of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians. “Sometimes when we are in the midst of tough life experiences we can be more deeply in touch with our hearts than when life is running smoothly.”

Building on faith

For 150 years, a Lockwood South church has been the spiritual centre for generations of worshippers.

Reconciliation on right track

As our First Peoples mark National Sorry Day and National Reconciliation Week, the push for change continues to gather momentum.

Home is where the art is

A two-bedroom property sold recently in north-western Tasmania contained an interesting feature which recognised its link to history as a former church.

Jenny’s life in mission

Former equipping Leadership for Mission executive officer Jenny Byrnes reflects on her lifetime of service to the Uniting Church.

Matter of life and death

When a doctor pronounces us dead, are we really dead? Or is part of us still alive? If so, is that our soul, or spirit? Or are they the same thing? So many questions. Read on and you may find some answers.

Food project feeds hope

Former Uniting Church Presbytery Minister Anthea Maynard is part of a project providing food and hope to millions of people around the world.

Program feeds real need

A Uniting Vic.Tas program in Ballarat is helping fill bellies and keep young people in the region like Tom connected to their community and loved ones.

Pride and prejudice

Indigenous theologian and activist Dr Anne Pattel-Gray has spent a lifetime advocating for a better world for our First Nations people.

Presence of mine pays off

One of the world's favourite video games is helping Banyule Network of Uniting Churches Minister Sandy Brodine drive a different form of online connection and worship.

When did we begin?

The Uniting Church celebrated its 45th birthday recently and retired Minister Rev Dr John Evans poses a question or two about its birth.

Lighting the way

Recent renovations to the illuminated cross at St John's UC in Cowes have given Minister Ian Turnidge much to ponder about the meaning of faith.

Pentecost brings hope

As we move from Lent and Easter into Pentecost, we look with hope towards a season of growth, writes Moderator Denise Liersch.

A Gospel for All Ages – Zoom book launch

Online

A Gospel for All Ages: preaching and teaching with the whole church   A Gospel for All Ages: preaching and teaching with the whole church is the latest book from Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos, Associate professor of Practical Theology at…

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Mobilising Matthew among the marginalized: 30 years of community-based Bible study in South Africa

Centre for Theology & Ministry

Contextual Bible Study, which is a form of community-based Bible re-reading practice, has worked with Matthew’s Gospel in South Africa for more than 30 years. This lecture explores how Matthew has been used to engage with community-led concerns, including African…

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Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry, part 2: The Work of the Congregation

Centre for Theology & Ministry

This year FTM C is being delivered in a combination of online and in person formats. You must participate in all 4 days to record satisfactory attendance:   August 9th - 9.30-4.30pm - online August 16th - 9.30-4.30pm - online…

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Meet our senior leadership

Moderator
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