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My life as a prison chaplain – Deborah Kottek Q&A

By Stephen Acott / October 17, 2019

Rev Deborah Kottek spends a lot of time behind bars but doesn’t see the high walls, barbed wire and handcuffs. Instead, she sees people, humanity and hope. People worth helping.

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The many ways and meanings of prayer

By Stephen Acott / October 11, 2019

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?

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Laura Mazza: I won’t let depression defeat me

By UCA VicTas / October 7, 2019

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

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Uniting Church Adult Fellowship

By Diego Lopez / October 4, 2019

The UCAF is the umbrella organisation for adults meeting in groups across each Synod. It has been described as the Church’s “engine room, heart and lifeblood”. Designed for men and…

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The harsh reality of having no place to call your own

By UCA VicTas / August 7, 2019

Homelessness Week (4-10 August) is a time for us to stop and think about what life is like living on the street, particularly as temperatures continue to plummet.

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Moderator Denise Liersch takes up her leading role

By UCA VicTas / June 18, 2019

Denise Liersch talks about her approach to being Moderator and what her prayers and hopes for the church are.

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Why the message of Easter remains vital

By UCA VicTas / April 14, 2019

Is Easter’s message still being heard or does the church need to pull a rabbit out of its hat?

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The spirit of youth and keeping the faith

By UCA VicTas / January 30, 2019

Being a young person of faith means you won’t win too many popularity contests, particularly among your peers. But that’s no reason to retreat.

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