‘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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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.

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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.

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.

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.

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 UCA.

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.

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.

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.

Pastoral letter from the Moderator

Moderator Denise Liersch has written a pastoral letter addressing questions which have arisen around COVID-19 vaccination, face-to-face worship and reopening requirements.

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.”

The meet of the matter

Synod 2022 last month brought together about 200 people for three days of deep engagement and discernment around issues affecting the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.

Synod 2022 day three recap

Synod 2022 wrapped up today, with a number of proposals adopted, and seven members elected to the Standing Committee.

Synod 2022 day two recap

Today's second day of Synod 2022 included a response to Tasmania’s End-Of-Life Choices (Voluntary Assisted Dying) legislation, and well-deserved recognition for former eLM executive officer Jenny Byrnes.

Jenny’s life in mission

Former equipping Leadership for Mission executive officer Jenny Byrnes reflects on her lifetime of service to the Uniting Church.

Matter of life and death

When a doctor pronounces us dead, are we really dead? Or is part of us still alive? If so, is that our soul, or spirit? Or are they the same thing? So many questions. Read on and you may find some answers.

Food project feeds hope

Former Uniting Church Presbytery Minister Anthea Maynard is part of a project providing food and hope to millions of people around the world.

Treasures are called to arise

In his first Crosslight column as Moderator, David Fotheringham writes about the theme of "Arise, Come with me", which resonates with the idea of us being the beloved treasures that God finds, and calls to “arise”.

Meet the Moderator

Shortly after being installed as Moderator, David Fotheringham sat down to answer some questions for Crosslight magazine about his life so far and the journey ahead.

Program feeds real need

A Uniting Vic.Tas program in Ballarat is helping fill bellies and keep young people in the region like Tom connected to their community and loved ones.

When did we begin?

The Uniting Church celebrated its 45th birthday recently and retired Minister Rev Dr John Evans poses a question or two about its birth.

Lighting the way

Recent renovations to the illuminated cross at St John's UC in Cowes have given Minister Ian Turnnidge much to ponder about the meaning of faith.

Pentecost brings hope

As we move from Lent and Easter into Pentecost, we look with hope towards a season of growth, writes Moderator Denise Liersch.

Fundamentals of Transitional Ministry, part 2: The Work of the Congregation

Centre for Theology & Ministry

This year FTM C is being delivered in a combination of online and in person formats. You must participate in all 4 days to record satisfactory attendance:   August 9th - 9.30-4.30pm - online August 16th - 9.30-4.30pm - online…

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Talking theologically about… preaching

Centre for Theology & Ministry

The idea of this gathering emerged from some informal musings amongst UCA ministers about expanding the opportunities for theological conversations. It is hoped that this will be the first of several similar events. On this occasion, the theme will be…

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Visual Exegesis

Centre for Theology & Ministry

How visual mediums inform and converse with written Scripture.   In this workshop, Sandy will invite participants to explore how visual mediums can be used in, and enhance, worship and preaching. Participants will have opportunities to work with images and…

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Meet our senior leadership

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