‘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.

NAIDOC 2020 resources

Below is a ’boutique’ list of resources to engage young people in conversation around the significant of NAIDOC week. As always, if you think something is missing, please get in touch! The NAIDOC website seems a good place to start…

NAIDOC Week 2020 reflection

Leprena Centre Manager Alison Overeem has written a poetic reflection for NAIDOC Week, asking that we learn the history of First Peoples and hear and honour their stories.

October Crosslight now available

The October edition of Crosslight is now available in an easy-to-access, reader-friendly digital “flipbook”. It features an array of engaging stories including an investigation into how lockdowns have affected young people and a look at Tasmania and Victoria's very different COVID-19 experiences.

Ethical gift guide: how to make your present go a little further

Christmas is almost upon us and there is nothing better than the gift of giving during this special time of year. Even better, your gift for that special person can help others less fortunate. Here are some suggestions for a gift that goes a little further.

Write of Passage: Rev David Fotheringham

"It is often the difficult things that we need to work through that become the greatest sources of growth for us," David writes.

How COVID-19 has affected young people’s mental health

Many of life's major milestones happen before we hit 30 - first job, getting hitched, having a baby. But this year, those milestones aren’t what they used to be and young people are suffering as a consequence.

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.

Why we should embrace the advantages of virtual worship

Our traditional understandings of worship are being challenged, but that doesn’t mean we should be wary of them. These conversations are necessary for the church to move forward.

How can we keep Holy Communion COVID-19 safe?

With the support of Synod's Crisis Management Team, Rev Dr Sally Douglas has put together some thoughts on keeping Holy Communion COVID-19 safe

What I’ve learned from leading funerals during COVID-19

"This has no doubt been a difficult time, but I am continually reminded of the importance of being present in whatever way possible, as well as the power of words of scripture.”

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Meet our senior leadership

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