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Lenten Grants 2020

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


‘The heart of life is loving God,
loving neighbour and loving self.’


‘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

Mat Harry

‘We need to strongly empower people of different generations so they can offer leadership in developing relationships with people of those generations.’


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Donations & 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


Our 12 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 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.



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 & 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.

Korea celebrations kick off with Pilgrim visit

The Presbyterian Church of Korea visited CTM as part of their Australian tour celebrating the 130th anniversary of Australian Mission to Korea.

UCA submission on new religious discrimination laws

The UCA has called for changes to the proposed Religious Discrimination Bill to ensure the legislation will not override other human rights or existing protections from discrimination. 

Resilient Women Project tackles religious prejudice

Muslim women are one of the most victimised groups in society. Synod has spent five years researching a booklet that aims to help eradicate the problem.

Using church property to build mission work

To grasp fresh opportunities sometimes you need to let go of what you have. Manningham and Ballarat are benefitting from the sale of underutilised assets.

The many ways and meanings of prayer

Most of us are taught from an early age to pray, to talk to God and give thanks, maybe even ask if a wish can be granted. But is that all prayer is? And what exactly is prayer?

Men’s Sheds and the tools for better mental health

If you haven’t experienced mental illness chances are the person next to you has. It’s that common. But for many salvation can be found in a Shed.

Samuel Manhom: How I survived war, famine and crocodiles

Samuel Manhom spent his first 24 years surrounded by civil war. But the former Lost Boy has finally found a place to call home.

Joan Wright Howie’s SWell art of spiritual expression

If you’re religious you’re spiritual, but the reverse doesn’t necessarily apply. Joan Wright Howie is interested in the space that overlaps.

Laura Mazza: I won’t let depression defeat me

Depression can strike anyone, any time, anywhere – something Laura Mazza knows only too well. But this mother of three is determined to fight back.

Why we must reject consumerist culture

"Rejecting consumerist culture – with its accouterments of accumulating, achieving and being seen and liked – may be the work of a lifetime. But it is worth it."

Why we must look after our environment

"We’re all interconnected. Even small changes can have big effects on other parts of the ecosystem. Tiny things can play an important role in keeping the system healthy."

Church must speak out to support Hong Kong’s last stand

"The church in Australia – and globally - has largely remained silent as the people of Hong Kong struggle against the ever-tightening noose of the Chinese Communist Party."
Art of Belief

Art of Belief

Centre for Theology & Ministry

Gain a greater understanding of the impact European and Aboriginal traditions of art have had on Australian Christianity, drawing specifically on the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Space for story: Telling Ancient Stories Today – Listening for wisdom

Riddells Creek Uniting Church

Do you need some story nurture? Would you like to dedicate some undistracted time to dwelling, soaking and basking in story? Well-crafted words can speak to the soul and call forth new awareness. Join us on a Storytelling Retreat. 2019…

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Songs & Stories from the Deep

Habitat Uniting Church

The All Directions Community Choir are performing a water-themed exploration into what it means to live with mental illness at a fundraising concert for Boroondara Community Outreach.

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Meet our senior leadership

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