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Friday, 21 September 2018

Pastoral Letter on Church Governance

President Deidre Palmer has today written to Uniting Church members, in light of reports that some congregations are considering alternative governance arrangements in response to the 15th Assembly decision on marriage.

In July, the Fifteenth Assembly resolved to honour the diversity of Christian belief among our members by holding two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage. This decision will now allow Ministers and celebrants authorised by the Uniting Church the freedom to conduct, or to refuse to conduct, same-gender marriages. Church Councils also have the right to determine whether marriage services take place on their premises.

Dr Deidre Palmer preached at the Opening Worship of the 42nd annual Synod meeting of the Uniting Church in Western Australia.

Friday, 07 September 2018

Welcome to our Advocates

The Assembly has officially welcomed Advocates for its seven Circles of Interest.

Thursday, 06 September 2018

A Safe Church for All People

NATIONAL CHILD PROTECTION WEEK STATEMENT

Almost 40 weeks have now passed since the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse handed its Final Report to the Australian Government.

Friday, 31 August 2018

15th ASC holds first meeting

Members of the Fifteenth Assembly Standing Committee met for the first time in Sydney from 23-25 August.

President Dr Deidre Palmer led opening worship with Rev. Fie Marino. The President preached on Ephesians 4: 1-16 Unity in the Body of Christ and communion was offered.

The Ministry of the Body of Christ

Readings: Ephesians 4:1-16 Unity in the Body of Christ

Thursday, 30 August 2018

Prayer for Kerala

Widespread flooding across India’s southern state of Kerala has left up to 400 people dead and close to a million displaced.

Up to 100,000 buildings were destroyed and millions of hectares of crops were washed away in the worst floods to hit the region in more than a decade.

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