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Acknowledgement of Country

The Uniting Church in Australia Synod of Victoria and Tasmania acknowledges the sovereign First Peoples of the lands and waters where we work and worship in locations across our Synod. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present and to all their descendants who have cared for this place since creation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples should be aware this website may contain images, voices, and/or videos of deceased persons.

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Uniting Church in Australia and Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress statement on the referendum result.

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‘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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Safe Church

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.

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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.

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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.

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Younger Generations

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.

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Faith and family to fore

Scoresby Uniting Church's 150-year history and important role in the community was celebrated recently.
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Democracy in the spotlight

As inequality in Australia grows, people with little money have less of a say in how we are governed. The Synod's Justice and International Mission Cluster wants to change that.
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Bush chaplains go extra mile

Frontier Services' bush chaplains continue to go above and beyond the call of duty around regional and remote Australia.
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Sunshine and shadows

In 2016 Paul Townsend died of a drug overdose after battling schizophrenia for nearly 20 years. His mother Mardie has written a book detailing a life of promise cut short by mental illness.
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That’s what friends are for

Reaching out to others can transform your life, so let’s make 2024 a year to say goodbye to loneliness and hello to friendship and social connection.
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Reflections on Easter

As we move towards Easter, five Uniting Church figures talk about what the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ represents to them.
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Sounds like a fine achievement

Bruce Steele and his wonderful organ playing have been a part of North Balwyn Uniting Church for the past 40 years.
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‘Just call me Ray’

Rev Ray Outhred turned 100 recently, has lived a wonderful and fulfilling life and continues to spread the word of God to everyone he meets.
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Organ keys opened door

Edna McCormack loves what the small Hadspen Uniting Church congregation in Tasmania brings to the wider community.
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United Through Colour

Exhibition June 10 – 28   Kinross Arts Centre invites you to United Through Colour by QArt Gallery and Studio (Endeavour Foundation). Exploring the depths of colour abstraction through acrylics, this exhibition reflects a vibrant and diverse human experience. “United Through Colour is a celebration of the rich tapestry of humanity and the limitless expressions…

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Po Talanoa (Night of Conversation)

Younger Generations invite you to Po Talanoa (Night of Conversation).  Join us for a night of storytelling, sharing and fellowship.   When: Friday 21st of June 2024 Time: 7pm – 9pm Where: Dandenong Regional Uniting Church – 32 Scott Street, Dandenong, VIC 3175 Age: 18-40 years old    For more information please contact Virginia Lavaki on 0484 189 318   To register,…

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Northey Lecture – Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology

Lecture topic: Church in Ordinary Time: A Wisdom Ecclesiology Speaker: Professor Amy Platinga Pauw, Louisville Presbyterian Seminary Time/date: 7.30pm, Thursday July 18th Location: Brunswick Uniting Church, 214 Sydney Road, Brunswick (cnr Sydney Road and Merri Street). The lecture will also be livestreamed via Facebook. About the Lecture: The doctrine of creation has been missing in most…

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