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Update From The Northern Synod

THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA

NORTHERN SYNOD

27th March 27, 2020

FROM THE MODERATOR

There is a song that always echoes in my heart all the time when dealing with situations in life:

“Hidden down the road, close or still far away, I am guided by God’s hand to a land that I do not know.
Father teach me to follow what you purpose may be. No doubt or fear, my faith remains steadfast.”

For the last month we have all been shocked

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Prayers For The Season

The President and Moderators have prepared a weekly cycle of prayers for use by congregations and in people’s personal devotions, as a way of connecting Uniting Church members. as we pray each day for one another and the life of the Australian community. We hope these prayers nurture and encourage you.

Sunday Prayer : Dr Deidre Palmer – President of the Uniting Church in Australia

Gracious and loving God,
You call us to love you with our whole being, and to love our neighbours

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UCAF National Celebration

The Uniting Church Adult Fellowship National Celebration for April/May 2020 has been postponed.

The committee is working towards running the Celebration at another time. The date currently under consideration is in February 2021. A decision will be made in April 2020 

For further details, please contact the Secretary: Mr Max Howland
P: 08 8296 2508 M: 0414 910 419
E:max.howland@internode.on. net


Ceasing public worship

Dear Colleagues in Pilgrim Presbytery,

By now you would have heard that we are asking PPNA congregations to join with
Anglicans, Baptists, Catholics and others in a united response to COVID-19 virus. We
now strongly urge all congregations not to continue with public worship.

The health reasons are clear: we have many people at risk in our congregations, and
we need to keep them safe. The best medical evidence is that no more than 15
people can be safe in a gathered context. It is not

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General Secretary’s Letter in response to CoVID-19

Friday, March 20, 2020

Hello Everyone,

Greeting all in the name of Jesus Christ.

Thank you for following the advice by both The Commonwealth and Northern Territory Governments on Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

By now you have received the Pastoral letter from our Moderator and UCA President. You have also received pastoral information from the Pilgrim Presbytery and NRCC.

You are encouraged as Church Council / Executive Committee and Presbytery to make suitable and appropriate decisions in your context and within the strict safety criteria as

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Moderator’s Letter in response to CoVID-19

An appeal to solidarity with community in difficult situations

Thursday 19 March 2020

 

Greetings in the love of Christ!

In the midst of the CoVID-19 outbreak which has been established by the World Health Organization (WHO) as a pandemic, we are reminded of the fragility of our mortal bodies against disease. We are being challenged to appreciate and care for the life God has given. Together we are trying to prevent the spread by practicing the advice given by the government including social

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