‘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.’

EXTRACT FROM PREAMBLE TO UCA CONSTITUTION

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

DENISE LIERSCH, MODERATOR

‘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 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.”

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.

New lessons learnt during lockdown

New ways of worship have resulted from the need to be innovative during lockdown, says Rev Mat Harry.

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.”

Journey continues towards reconciliation

National Reconciliation Week offers an opportunity for First and Second Peoples to walk together in partnership, says Leprena Centre's Alison Overeem.

The right frame of mind

Why do some people with mental health issues feel marginalised by the Church, and what can we do to correct that?

Ours is to reason why

Australia Remade national co-ordinator Millie Rooney says the church and governments have important roles to play in shaping a better society.

Keeping it all together

Unable to enter aged-care facilities during the pandemic, chaplains came up with some innovative ways to stay connected with residents.

Meet the Moderator-elect candidates

This month's Synod 2021 will see a Moderator-elect chosen to replace Denise Liersch in 2022. Meet candidates David Fotheringham, Rachel Kronberger and Cameron McAdam.

It’s time First Peoples’ voices were heard

As Australians celebrate their national day, two outstanding men are leading the fight to ensure Aboriginal voices are heard loud and clear.

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.”

Risen Christ guides us on our journey

Ahead of Easter Day, Moderator Denise Liersch invites us to experience the life of the risen Christ and celebrate the limitless possibilities of life in God.

Focus is on assisting faith communities

As the Uniting Church's structures and responsibilities change over time, it's important to adapt and explore the opportunities presented.

New year brings the hope of renewal

A new year and all it brings allows us to work together as one and embrace the Spirit of God.

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Meet our senior leadership

Moderator
General Secretary