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New multi-lingual Yolŋu Matha-Plain English Dictionary of Anatomy app

November 11, 2019

Please see the attached document for information on a new multi-lingual Yolŋu Matha-Plain English Dictionary of Anatomy app that will help Yolŋu and Balanda (non-Indigenous people) work together to improve health for Yolŋu.

Developed by ARDS Aboriginal Corporation, the Rumbalpuy Dhäwu Dictionary of Anatomy app contains audio and text definitions, pictures of anatomical parts, and associated pathologies and procedures in four different languages; Dhuwal, Dhaŋu, Dhuwala and Plain English.

Press Release – New free Yolŋu Matha – Plain English Dictionary of Anatomy

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Pray with us

November 7, 2019

Dear members of the Northern Synod, 

Please join us in prayers for the family of Ros and Stuart McMillan after the passing of Ros’s mother. Pray that they may find strength in the days ahead and in the funeral preparations. Pray that they may find God’s comfort and the tenderness of the Holy Spirit sustaining them. 

And pray for all those who mourn, that their faith may celebrate the promise of Jesus: that death itself is swallowed up in victory though our

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Anangu Area Ministry Council Support Worker and Educator Vacancies

November 6, 2019

The Northern Regional Council of Congress (NRCC) and Northern Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia are advertising two professional positions based in Central Australia.
The position of Support Worker for the Anangu Area Ministry Council of NRCC and Anangu Educator.
Please see position descriptions and vacancy notices below.

Vacancy – Anangu Support Worker – Support Worker PD Oct 2019

Vacancy – Anangu Educator – Anangu Educator – PD Oct 2019


SYNOD 2019

October 23, 2019

The forty–third Annual Meeting of the NS Synod will be held from 
Friday 25th October to Sunday 27th October 2019 at Club Tropical Resort, Lee Point, Darwin.

The opening service of Synod is Friday evening 25th October commencing at 7pm. and                 will be held at Charles Darwin University in the Theatre, Building Orange 3.

The Service will be a celebration of gifts and talents from many cultural groups and congregations within the Northern Synod.

All are welcome

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Synod Prayer Points – Request No 3

October 10, 2019

Dear Christian friends, please continue to pray for the annual meeting of the Northern Synod and the meetings of the NRCC and Pilgrim Presbyteries.

In this THIRD Prayer Letter, we ask you to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom about:

 The Presbytery Meetings NRCC / PPNA to be held all day Friday 25th October at Club Tropical, Lee Point Road:
– That members gather prayerfully to listen to the Holy Spirit as we talk about important things in our church journey together
– That

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Second Prayer Letter for Synod Meetings

September 30, 2019

Please continue to pray for the annual meeting of the Northern Synod and the meetings of the NRCC and Pilgrim Presbyteries.
In this second Prayer Letter, we ask you to pray for God’s guidance and wisdom about:
–  The Opening Celebration Service to be held at 7 pm on Friday 25th October at the Orange C3 Theatre of Charles Darwin University (CDU):
  -That we richly appreciate, value, and learn from those ‘sharing their life story’ in words and music
  -That those involved

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English Language Teacher for West Java

September 30, 2019

The Indonesian Christian Church West Java Synod has a Christian school with full English programs. 
The school is currently seeking a person who is licensed to teach English in Indonesia for one to two years.
For more information please contact:                                                                                     

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2019 Synod Theme -Sharing your life message

September 18, 2019

~ Sharing your Life Message ~ will be the theme of the synod over the next two years.

The Northern Synod is one synod full of diversity. This diversity should be gratefully accepted as God’s gift that must be valued. This theme was chosen based on personal experience and struggle with our brothers and sisters as First People on this land. In visits to their communities I often hear stories of those who live in trauma and feel marginalized but uphold

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Pray for our Synod

September 18, 2019

Pray for our Synod 1

Dear Christian friends, the annual meeting of the Northern Synod is coming soon, 26-27 October, along with meetings of the NRCC and Pilgrim Presbyteries on 25 October. 

We are asking you to pray for those October meetings as congregations and individual Christians. As the meeting draws closer, I will send some specific prayer points about the issues we will need to consider.

For this first Prayer Letter, we ask you to pray for God’s blessings on:     

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UNITING WOMEN GATHERING 24 October 2019

September 18, 2019

All women of Pilgrim and NRCC Presbyteries who are attending the October Presbytery and Synod meetings and all Darwin based women are invited to attend a gathering on

Thursday 24th October 2019  (the day before the Presbytery meetings)

 To be held at Casuarina Uniting Church 9.30am for a 10am start, finishing at 3.30pm  (morning, afternoon tea and lunch will be provided)

Please see the attached flyer for more information

Invitation for 24 October 2019


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