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Palm Sunday Peace March

March 16, 2017

Refugees – Justice – Environment

On Sunday 9 April there will be a Peace march commencing at 5.00 pm, commencing from the southern end of Esplanade Park, Darwin City, and marching to the northern end.

Bring a picnic!     Add Palms!

Supporters of the Peace March are #bringthemhere, #climatejustice, #nofracking, #humanrights, #globallivingwage, Lock the Gate, the Catholic Alliance for People Seeking Asylum, the Uniting Church in Australia – Northern Synod, Unions NT, Darwin Asylum Seeker Support and Advocacy Network and the Environment Centre of

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Royal Commission Hearing

March 14, 2017

Senior representatives from the Uniting Church in Australia appeared before the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse on Friday 10 March.  UCA was represented by the President Stuart McMillan, the Assembly’s General Secretary Colleen Geyer and the Queensland Synod General Secretary Rev Heather den Houting.

A report of the testimony given to the Royal Commission is available here.

The transcript of the President’s apology on behalf of the Church is available here.


Ecumenical Taize Service

March 1, 2017

The Ecumenical Taize Service will now be held weekly, starting from Tuesday 7 March.

When:  Every Tuesday Night at 7.30pm
Where:  Nightcliff Uniting Church, 21 Cummins Street, Rapid Creek

Taize is a candle-lit sung meditation, including prayer, chant and song

Contact Rev Basil Schild on 0421 378 907 for further information.

All Welcome!

 


Joan Stott UCAF Bursary

February 27, 2017

Are you under 35 years of age?
Are you undertaking leadership or theological studies?

If you answered yes to these questions you are eligible to apply for a Joan Stott UCAF Bursary.

The Uniting Church Adult Fellowship Committee may award up to two Bursaries each calendar year, each to the value of $1,5000, to assist those who care committed to, or who already are, studying in the field of leadership or theology within the ethos of the Uniting Church. The bursary will be

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World Day of Prayer

February 24, 2017

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

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Assembly Positions Vacant

January 25, 2017

The Uniting Church has a number of positions available within its Assembly.

Applications are sought for a National Director, Frontier Services; Associate General Secretary, Assembly Resourcing (1 position); and National Consultancy, Assembly Resourcing (3 positions).

Please click on relevant link for full details about the positions.


Desert Intensive and Spirit Journeys 2017

December 13, 2016

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,

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Moderator’s Christmas Message 2016

December 8, 2016

“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

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Passing of Rev Dr Gumana AO

November 30, 2016

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.

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UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal

November 3, 2016

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.

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