Friday, 01 February 2019

A New Translation I Give to You

Assembly Theologian-in-residence Rev. Dr Ji Zhang has completed an updated Chinese translation of the Basis of Union.

Rev. Dr Zhang began the task while on a Uniting Church visit to China last year.

More than 30 Uniting Church members, lay and ordained, working in a wide range of councils and agencies are among 1400 people recognised in the 2019 Australia Day Honours List.

Three people were specifically honoured for service to the Uniting Church.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Walking on Country

On the Australian $50 note, there is a church alongside a portrait of Indigenous Australian author, preacher, and inventor David Unaipon (1872–1967). Unaipon was the first Aboriginal person to feature on an Australian banknote. He was born on the banks of the River Murray and lived most of his life in Raukkan. The church was built in 1868, under the direction of Rev George Taplin (1831-1879). Taplin established the Point McLeay Mission in 1859 and died on 24 June 1879.

Friday, 25 January 2019

Vale Rev. Jeffrey R Garrawurra

A service of thanksgiving for the life of Rev. Jeffrey R Garrawurra will be held at Casuarina Uniting Church in Darwin at 3:30pm ACST on Thursday 21 February.

As a Yolŋu person, all posthumous depictions of Rev. Garrawurra are governed by customary law. This obituary and the image that accompanies it are not to be shared on social media at the request of Rev. Garrawurra’s Djungaya. Nor is the first name he was formerly known by to be used. 

The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress mourn the passing of the former National Chairperson of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, Rev. Jeffrey R Garrawurra.

We pay tribute to his faithful and dedicated service to God’s mission throughout his extraordinary life.

Dr Deidre Palmer gave the following reflection at worship at NYALC on Sunday 20 January 2019 - the day Uniting Church congregations and faith communities around Australia were asked to reflect on the effect of invasion and colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples and our identity as a nation.

President Dr Deidre Palmer gave the following closing words of encouragement and commissioning at the end of the National Young Adult Leaders Conference in Adelaide.

Friday, 18 January 2019

2019 Survival Day message

President Dr Deidre Palmer has recorded a Survival Day video message with young Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leader Sean Weetra on Ngarrindjeri country in South Australia.

Friday, 18 January 2019

On a journey of transformation

More than 120 young adults from across the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) are together in the Adelaide Hills on a journey of deepening their faith and exploring their gifts as leaders.