As Victoria and Tasmania have been hit hard by flooding, Moderator David Fotheringham has written a pastoral letter expressing the Synod’s support for those communities affected.
“Uniting facilities have not been directly impacted at this stage, and Uniting will be providing important services in many communities in the recovery phase,” David says.
“The church and hall at Rochester have been inundated, and Mooroopna has also been hit; insurance services have been responding quickly as required.
“Over the next few weeks, longer-term responses that will be needed will become clear.”
David encourages members to contribute to the Moderator’s Emergency Response Fund.
“Particular needs will be discerned by communities over the weeks ahead, for which the generosity of the wider Church will be greatly appreciated,” he says.
“Please pray with me for all those who are disrupted by the floods and who face losses of home, business and crops that they may find themselves supported by God’s love and our prayers and practical support.
“Please join me in praying also for those who are working hard in the preparation and relief work, and for readiness to respond as needed through the recovery time that still lies ahead for communities across the country.”
Click here to read David’s pastoral letter in full.