On the 4th of April during Easter Day, Nusa Tenggara Timor was hit by Tropical cyclone Seroja. It damaged most of cities in the area including Sabu Raijua, Rote, Adonara Flores, Bena, Kupang as well as areas in East Timor. The cyclone destroyed a lot of properties including the churches.
The Evangelical Protestant Church in West Timor has had a long relationship with the Northern Synod through the NRCC in the Bible Translation Unit. However big or small our
Easter Reflection 2021.
For the second time we celebrate Easter still in an atmosphere of uncertainty due to the pandemic. In the past year, we had to celebrate in our respective homes with an atmosphere full of sorrow, but full of hope in Christ, the Lamb of Passover. The hope that, “because He lives, there is a tomorrow” surrounds us even in this year.
When faced with fear and sorrow, Mary Magdalene, the first to go to Jesus’ tomb, grew saddened
Due to the ongoing effects of COVID, the Assembly Standing Committee has passed the decision to hold the 16th Assembly online.
READ MORE: https://uniting.church/16th-assembly-goes-online/
What is COVID?
Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is an infectious and contagious disease.
Most people who fall sick with COVID-19 will experience mild to moderate symptoms and recover without special treatment.
HOW IT SPREADS
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or exhales. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air,
My wife and I are long-term members of the John Flynn Church in Alice Springs.
We were saddened recently to hear of the loss of two men who have contributed so much to the Church in the Northern Territory over many years. We refer to Rev Dr Colin Ford and Rev Dr Rob Bos. As we have not seen a recent minute from Darwin, we wondered if the Synod was aware of their passing.
Colin Ford was the second minister of the
On the 25 January, the Northern Synod Office hosted a space to come together to #ChangeTheHeart.
We joined together with churches and others around the nation pray and lament with indigenous brothers and sisters.
You can rewatch the service on commongrace.com here:
Words by Soane Wainiqolo
Bula Talatala & Faifekau
In our church council meeting 15/12/20 our Minister Rev Kupu suggested that in 2021 that we start church services at Gunyangara (Ski Beach) to include nearby communities Galupa and Birritjimi (Wallaby Beach) once every second Sunday of the month. Members of the 3 communities had to travel 27km one way to attend the church services at Yirrkala. A letter for permission to conduct the church services at Gunyangara was given to the Chairperson
On the 24th of January, you are invited to join the Black Lives Matter Webinar hosted by Uniting Church Chaplaincy – CSU Port Macquarie & Social Justice – PPNA.
The 24th also marks the Day of Mourning – UCA Day of Mourning 2021:
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As we wrap up 2020, here is what has happened here in our Synod.
Northern Synod – Yearly Review 2020_FINAL
21 December 2020
Dear members of the Northern Synod,
Moderator Elect Announcement – Rev Tony Goodluck
I wish to inform you that at the Special Synod meeting on 28th November 2020, Rev Tony Goodluck was elected Moderator for three years starting from October 2021 until October 2024. Tony is currently the Dean of Uniting Church NRCC Students at Nungalinya College.
A video interview with Tony was shown at the Special Synod meeting and this can be found on our YouTube channel here. The interview
From all Synod Staff Members, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
“May Christmas always bring you what you wish for! Enjoy every incredible moment of this festive season and may this happiness last forever!”