Notice of Synod Meeting October 2018

June 14, 2018

This year’s Synod meeting will be held at St Philip’s College in Alice Springs.   

The Synod opening service will be held on the evening of Friday 5 October. Synod business will be conducted on Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October, finishing at 5pm on Sunday.

This year there are some other meetings and professional development activities occurring before and after the Synod meeting. 

Participants attending the Synod meeting will also need to:
1. complete the registration form (to be available soon) so the Synod office

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Rev Haloti Kailahi to commence as new General Secretary of the Northern Synod

June 12, 2018

At the Northern Synod meeting in July 2017 the leadership of the General Secretary Mr Peter Jones was strongly endorsed.
It was agreed to extend the placement of our General Secretary for one year to the end of 2018, and to ask the Synod Standing Committee to commence the task of recruiting a new General Secretary.
We continue to pray for and to appreciate the many gifts and skills Peter has exercised over the last 10 years in his role as General

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2 Positions Vacant

June 10, 2018

Principal for Nungalinya College to commence in December 2018                                   Principal                              Principal PD 2018

Bible Translation Teacher and Coordinator for Nungalinya College to commence at the beginning of Term 4, 2018.                                                       

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General Secretary’s Pastoral Note

June 1, 2018

Vale Rev Jovilisi Ragata

With sadness the Northern Synod notes the passing of Rev Jovilisi Ragata.
The funeral for Jovilisi will be held on 2 June in Brisbane, some NRCC
members from Galiwinku will be attending to pass onto Jovilisi’s family our

Jovilisi Ragata came to Australia in 1970. He came from the Methodist
Church in Fiji with a Certificate in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry.
He began work as an agriculturalist at Milingimbi 1970 and was there until he
moved to Goulburn Island June 1974

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Continuing Education Fund

May 30, 2018

The PPNA Continuing Education Fund provides grants to lay members of the PPNA to cover course fees and travel expenses.  Applicants can apply for up to $700 over a two year period.

Please read the Guidelines – Grants for Lay people – Continuing Eduction Fund before applying. Applications can be submitted after reading by completing theGuidelines – Grants for Lay people – Continuing Eduction Fund and emailing it to Sue Smith, 


Guidelines – Grants for Lay people – Continuing Eduction Fund

Lay Persons Application

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Moderator’s Easter Reflection 2018

March 22, 2018

And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:43
Eternal salvation for man is the main reason Christ came into the world, willing to endure misery, accepting all suffering, and obeying the Father and dying on the cross. His whole life is aimed at carrying out the rescue mission and Christ has done it perfectly. Even to the hour of his death, He did not waste the opportunity to save the thief who was

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Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees 2018

March 22, 2018

The Palm Sunday Walk for Justice for Refugees is being held again this year, organised in conjunction with the NT Council of Churches, DASSAN and the Salvos.

The walk will commence at the Nightcliff Pool at 5pm, heading towards the jetty and stopping at the headland, where a community picnic will be held (bring a picnic!), with welcome to country, three speakers, music and a beautiful sunset.

It has been requested that participants bring palms which will be used in an art

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Moderator’s Pastoral Note – Vale – Margaret S Bain

March 15, 2018

Dear Friends,

We are saddened by the passing of Margaret Bain who went to glory on 14th March 2018. Margaret passed away at Flynn Lodge in Alice Springs, some of her family were able to be with her.

Our Synod extends deepest sympathies to Margaret’s family and friends, especially people in Central Australia where Margaret worked for many years.

Margaret will be remembered for many things, but particularly for her years of dedicated work with Indigenous peoples in their homeland areas. In her

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Positions Vacant – Executive Officer UnitingCare SA – 2nd publication

February 22, 2018

Based in the Uniting Church SA Presbytery & Synod Office in Adelaide, Uniting Care SA liaises with more than 25 associated organisations that provide a diverse range of educational and community services across South Australia.
The Uniting Church SA is currently seeking an Executive Officer, Uniting Care SA to maintain and further develop the relationships between the Uniting Church SA and its associated organisations, and to support their fulfillment of the mission of God through the Uniting Church. This position will

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Moderator’s Pastoral Note

February 20, 2018


We are saddened by the passing of Rev Dr Les Brockway who went to glory on Saturday 17th February 2018. Our Synod extends deepest sympathies to his wife Teret and his family.

Rev Brockway began his ministry in Queensland where he was ordained in 1970 with the Presbyterian Church. Les and Margaret then moved to the Northern Synod where he served for seven years as the Secretary of the Board of Education for Ministry.

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