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In Victoria, churches have been gathering online in various ways for six months, and the end of this season remains beyond the horizon. Digital church gatherings may continue to be part of our communities going forward, as many have discovered…

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“What helps the seeds of faith in young people root, grow and flourish?” In November 2016 the Church of England released a research report exploring what factors support young people maintain their faith throughout adolescence. The report follows similar international…

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The Vic/Tas Synod is running a consultation on how the church should continue to respond to the issue of Climate Change. This page is designed to ensure it is as easy as possible for young voices to be heard as…

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Attended a baptism? Celebrated a confirmation? Congratulations, you’re a youth pastor. Let’s get to work. Rather than outsource the spiritual formation of young people to certain individuals, whether they be employed or volunteer, the Uniting Church wisely instructs all members…

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Renowned theologian & Yale Professor Miroslav Volf recently commissioned the project to determine a Theology of Joy and the Good Life. For more information, you can read Professor Volf’s reflections on the ABC Religion & Ethics website. Notably, this project…

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Covid-19 restrictions saw worship leaders & Ministers embark on a steep learning curve to provide online worship experiences. Over time, skills were honed and technologies tweaked. Now, as restrictions begin to ease, the real opportunity is before us, and it…

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I’ve always loved anniversary weekend in the Uniting Church. This year, we celebrate 43 years since union. You should check out Dr Deidre Palmer’s President’s Message. As I’m only 35, I didn’t live through the union experience. I have no…

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For many years, faithful folk have sought to address the weaknesses of our church, primarily through education, regulation and mission studies. We lament the church doesn’t always reflect God’s vision for a redeemed humanity. Our common ‘church culture’ reveals that…

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Dear church, I wanted to write to you all on this special day, as we emerge from that wilderness experience. The virus has been defeated, quarantines have been lifted, and our playgrounds are once again buzzing. Looking back, I remember…

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I’ve been in youth ministry for 20 yrs now, 16 of those in paid roles. In moments of reflection within this suspended reality we find ourselves today, I’ve been reminded of a glaring, consistent mistake I’ve made in those 20…

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