Uniting Church Adult Fellowship
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 women of all ages and cultural backgrounds, these groups share God’s love within the church family and into the community through friendship, service, development of faith and the practical application of the gifts of each member:
They also bring people together to motivate, nurture, collect and share information and enable spiritual, social, educational, recreational and mission support activities.
The Vic/Tas UCAF Council is made up of members from all eight presbyteries and assists congregations by offering resources, advice and visits to gatherings and groups across both states.
It also publishes a monthly magazine Net Work, which shares stories, prayers, devotions, events and news.
The UCAF Stamp Fund, better known as Sammy Stamp, coordinates the collection and sale of stamps to offer grants for mission and development work in Australia and overseas and is responsible to the UCAF Council.
In 2019, Sammy Stamp reached a major milestone by exceeding $1 million from stamp sales since it began in 1977.
There are 151 affiliated UCAF groups in our Synod and the UCAF also has representation with:
- Australian Church Women Victorian Unit
- Mission Liaison Group
- National Council of Women of Victoria
- PWMU (Presbyterian Women’s Missionary Union) Cookbook
- World Day of Prayer Committee
- World Federation of Methodist and Uniting Church Women
The UCAF National Committee, an agency of the UCA Assembly, facilitates the network of Adult Fellowships (with about 13,000 members) across all states to promote the mission and witness of the Uniting Church in Australia.
For more information or to subscribe to Net Work magazine, phone 03 9571 8175 or email firstname.lastname@example.org