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Moderator’s Christmas Message 2022 – Through The Eyes Of The Shepherds

November 25, 2022

THROUGH THE EYES OF THE SHEPHERDS                                                 December 2022

         

Dear Brothers and Sisters

Luke’s story of the birth of Jesus is very brief, just two verses in fact (Luke 1: 6-7):

We read that Mary and Joseph travel to Bethlehem, and

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him

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MODERATOR’S LETTER – CHANGE OF SEASON      Sept / Oct  2022

October 10, 2022

CHANGE OF SEASON                                                              September / October  2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Today was hot in Darwin.  I have been aware for a month or so that the weather was changing.  The cool Dry Season is gone and in its place are balmy nights and warm days with slowly climbing humidity; not yet ‘build-up’ but heading in that direction.  Yesterday some huge towers of fluffy clouds built throughout the day and today is just plain HOT!

The change of seasons is

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SEPT/OCT 2022 Change of Season

October 10, 2022

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, 

Today was hot in Darwin.  I have been aware for a month or so that the weather was changing.  The cool Dry Season is gone and in its place are balmy nights and warm days with slowly climbing humidity; not yet ‘build-up’ but heading in that direction.  Yesterday some huge towers of fluffy clouds built throughout the day and today is just plain HOT!

The change of seasons is again upon us.

I am feeling a

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Uniting Church National History Society – CALL FOR PAPERS

September 6, 2022

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 ucnhs2023conference@gmail.com 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

July 20, 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”

April 8, 2022

Here is the Moderator’s Easter Message for 2022.

Like to watch it on video?    CLICK on  (Continue Reading)  and go to YouTube video

Like to read it?       CLICK on  (Continue Reading)  and scroll down to read.  

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

March 22, 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

March 21, 2022

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

March 12, 2022

(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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Two New Pages for Northern Synod

February 24, 2022

We are happy to announce that there are two new pages on this website.

In the conversational and narrative style that he is known for, our Moderator, Rev Tony Goodluck, is writing a regular letter to the people of the Northern Synod and also sharing some stories of some of our people.

You can find these by clicking on the pages to the right.  One is called Moderator’s Letters and the other is called  Some of our Stories / Some of our

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