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Uniting Church National History Society – CALL FOR PAPERS

The Uniting Church National History Society Conference will be held in Darwin in August 2023.

The committee is calling for proposals and presentations.

There will be updates from time to time and registration information will be sent closer to the date.

Please contact the Convenor of the Organising Committee, Rev Steve Orme on with any concerns or queries.

Further details can be found here:

Uniting Church National History Society 2023 Call for papers

Moderator’s letter – July 2022

AFTER PENTECOST                                                                                              July 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

There is a season on the Christian Lectionary Calendar that is called ‘After Pentecost’.  I like the sound of that.  It reminds me that we live in the time ‘after Pentecost’, which means we live in the times after the Holy Spirit came upon the early followers of Jesus and gave them greater courage and faith.  As ‘After Pentecost’ people, we can live with courage and faith too, because we know

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Moderator’s Easter Message 2022 – “RESILIENCE”

Here is the Moderator’s Easter Message for 2022.

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God bless you and your loved ones this Easter Season.

~ Tony

MODERATOR’S EASTER MESSAGE        APRIL 2022       “RESILIENCE”                           

How are you?  Are you well    ?

Nhamirri nhe?  Nhamirri nhuma?     Nyuntu

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Moderator’s letter – March 2022


We have a Peace Lily plant on our balcony.  Margie brought it home as a small plant about 4 years ago, I re-potted and fertilised it and it grew and grew and grew.  It gave us a beautiful flower; and a bit later another one; and then another one.  This big healthy plant looked like it was doing well . . . and then it just started to shrivel up and it eventually died. 

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Steve was one of our People. This is one of our stories

STEVE BRANDT                                                                                                     March  2022

The year was 1982.  The Darwin Young Adults group was doing a Theatre Restaurant as a fund-raiser.  We had practised for weeks.  On the night, we

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MODERATOR’S COMMENT – Do Justice, Love Kindness and Walk Humbly

(Thinking about Kumanjayi Walker and Constable Rolfe)             


I am feeling deeply distressed.  Many people have expressed their feelings of distress to me since yesterday’s ‘Not Guilty’ verdict.  I am compelled to comment.  So I write.

The verdict in the Rolfe trial regarding Kumanjayi Walker’s death, has raised emotions again and split public opinion.  My distress comes from thinking about Kumanjayi’s family and community; thinking about the Warlpiri

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