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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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That’s a wrap for Assembly

The 17th Assembly concluded this week following six days of discussion, discernment and engagement among Uniting Church members from throughout the country.
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Covenant date celebrated

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Covenant between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress.
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Covenant journey explored

Members of the Walking Together in Covenant committee gathered in Tasmania recently for deep discussion around the journey between First and Second Peoples.
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Hope and heartache

Uniting Church leaders reflect on the Covenanting Statement, which turns 30 next month. The article features an image of an indigenous person who has died.
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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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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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Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry, (part 1) the Work of the Leader

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry – Leader is a 3-day program designed to give participants an introduction to the key concepts and practices of ministering with congregations and agencies in times of transition. While it is a stand-alone program, it is also the first phase of training that leads to being qualified as an Intentional Interim Minister. Thus, it is useful in itself…

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Accessible Worship

Free Online Training for all Church leaders. As part of the Synod’s 2023-26 Disability Action Plan, eLM is offering free online training for all Ministers, Lay Leaders and Church Councils. The ACCESSIBLE WORSHIP workshop will be presented online by the Centre for Accessibility Australia, and will include:- Making your Worship Service accessible How people with…

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Soul Care 2024

Soul Care 2024 12-13 September Wesley Conference Centre, Sydney & Online Rediscover and reimagine pastoral care at SoulCare 2024 You’ll be energised, inspired and equipped to bring transformative pastoral care to your church, community and school.   Discover innovative developments and practices, understand community-based approaches and explore existing ministries and programs that give you opportunities…

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