The members of the Lutheran Church in the Top End have sought to gather together on the World Day of Prayer. This day of worship and prayer for a community or country that is struggling has been shared with Christians throughout the Church. It was also celebrated in Darwin as an ecumenical event up until 2011.
The World Day of Prayer 2017 host country will be the Philippines and the theme, prepared by the women, is Am I Being Unfair to
In 2017 the Alice Springs Uniting Church will again be hosting its popular Desert Intensive and Spirit Journey cultural exchange program.
The Desert Intensive program is a 2 night learning and reflection experience in the heart of Alice Springs. The program includes opportunities to learn about language, culture, land and spirituality from local Aboriginal elders and participate in workshops and reflection sessions on desert spirituality and social change.
The Spirit Journey is a four night 4WD desert journey led by John Cavanagh,
“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth”. Genesis 2:16
The message of salvation is echoed within the weeks of Advent. The celebration of his coming is always warm and filled with hope. In it we are reliving the celebration of Jesus’ birth with joy which has been proclaimed by the angels to the shepherds
With much sadness the National President, Moderator and Chairs of the Northern Regional Council of Congress and the Pilgrim Presbytery of Northern Australia, Presbyteries of the Northern Synod, share the news of the passing of Rev Dr Gumana at GänGan Homeland on 19th November 2016. Rev Dr Gumana made unprecedented contributions as a senior Yirritja elder to Indigenous arts, the homelands centre movement, contextual theologies and the recognition of First Peoples sovereignty and law.
The Target and UnitingCare 25th Christmas Appeal has been launched in Target stores and will run through to the 24th of December. We have already had $35,000 directly donated to the appeal -before it has started!
This is the 25th anniversary or the Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal and we are hoping it will be the best possible. We are aiming to raise $1.5 million for Emergency Relief assistance plus tens of thousands of toys.