Uniting Church in Australia Assembly - News
Friday, 20 March 2020

ASC Update-March 2020

Members of Assembly Standing Committee gathered in Sydney from 13-15 March. President Dr Deidre Palmer and Rev Kath Merrifield of Kiama Uniting Church led opening worship, which included a coronavirus-aware sharing of the sacrament of Holy Communion. Dr Palmer preached on John 3:1-17.  

Friday, 20 March 2020

Uniting In Adversity

Uniting Churches around the country will either close their doors or hold limited worship this Sunday, as we adapt to life in the global coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 19 March 2020

Our Vision Revisited

Around 30 people who are engaged in justice work across the Uniting Church met via videoconference this week to bring together the work we do and focus on our national priorities.

Wednesday, 18 March 2020

A Pastoral Response to the Pandemic

Here is a pastoral message sent from President Deidre Palmer in regards to the recent Covid-19 pandemic.

Thursday, 12 March 2020

Ministry in the Hot Zone

It’s been a scary and anxious week in Sydney’s leafy northern districts.

On 3 March, a 95 year-old resident of the Dorothy Henderson Lodge aged care facility at Macquarie Park became the first person who contracted the virus in Australia to die of the disease.

An 82-year-old man from the same facility has since passed away as well. Both residents tested positive for the COVID-19 virus after coming in contact with an aged care worker.

Thursday, 05 March 2020

Each for Equal – IWD2020

 

The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day is “Each for Equal.” It asks us how we will forge a gender equal world, and urges us to celebrate women’s achievement, raise awareness against bias and take action for equality.

 

In the face of the novel Coronavirus, the global community is responding rapidly to minimise the spread of the disease and address its impacts.

Thursday, 05 March 2020

Vale Rev. Bernie Clarke AM

The former Assembly Associate Secretary for Aboriginal Work and Mission and early supporter of the Uniting Aboriginal and islander Christian Congress Rev. Bernie Clarke passed away in Adelaide on 23 February 2020. Tributes have flowed for an inspiring and prophetic advocate for social justice, particularly in his solidarity with Australia’s First Peoples.