Coronavirus (CoVID-19) – Letter to the Northern Synod

March 11, 2020






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A Prayer in Response To Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 6, 2020

In the face of the novel Coronavirus, the global community is responding rapidly to minimise the spread of the disease and address its impacts.There is a certain level of anxiety and suspicion of others that has crept in to our psyche, but we must not forget our call as Christians to love our neighbour.

In our responding as a Church it is most important to heed the advice of the health professionals whose expertise is to protect the community and prevent

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Lent Reflection I

February 28, 2020

Psalm 51

This psalm was written by David after he was feeling remorseful about his despicable behaviour with Bathsheba, Uriah’s wife.

Uriah himself died because of David’s evil intentions. The prophet Nathan rebuked him loudly by saying that the child from his relationship with Bathsheba would die. This is a poem from someone who is ashamed and broken-hearted by his sinfulness. David feeling sorry, being filled with sadness, asks for pity, “Have mercy on me, O God, according to your loyal love

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Pastoral and Sympathy Letter – Remembering Rev. Bernard Clarke

February 25, 2020





Farewell, Faithful Servant

Rev Bernard Clarke passed peacefully from this life on the night of 23 February 2020 after a long struggle with illness.  We pray for his wife and the extended family as they grieve the loss of a wonderful Minister and servant of Christ through the church.

Raised on the Croker Island mission,  Rev Clarke began mission and ministry work with the Methodist Church from 1964.  Over fifteen years until 1980, as part of the new Uniting Church, the man

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Shared Pastoral Statement from UCA President and Moderators – Australian Bushfire Crisis

January 15, 2020

God’s grace and peace be with you.

The bushfire emergency that has unfolded across our nation in these past weeks is unprecedented in its scale and the devastation caused.

As President and Moderators of the Uniting Church in Australia, in addition to our earlier communications, we offer this Pastoral Letter to our Uniting Church members and communities across our nation as an expression of our shared grief, our deep gratitude to those involved in the incredible emergency response and our commitment to

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Magazine Feedback

January 9, 2020

Hello everyone! 

The Northern Synod News has been the one of the main sources of information in the Northern Synod for a long time. As we move forward as a synod, we would like to hear your feedback on how the magazine affects you, so if you could take two minutes out of your day it would be greatly appreciated. You can do so by clicking the link below:

Thank you! 

Liusem Mauboy

 Communications, Northern Synod


Moderators Nominating Committee

January 7, 2020

3rd January, 2020

Greetings Sisters and Brothers in Christ,

The members of the Moderator Nominating Committee (MNC) have been endorsed by the Synod Standing Committee (SSC): Ps Yurranydjil Dhurrkay, Dr Steve Bevis, Rev Michelle Cook and Stuart McMillan (Convenor). 


We ask you to join us to pray for the people with the gifts and graces for the ministry of Moderator.


A nominee for Moderator will be a person of deep personal faith, a person of prayer and open to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
A nominee

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Moderator Christmas Message

December 16, 2019

Moderator Christmas Message 2019

~ Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11) Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ” the Lord. 12) This will be a sign to you; you will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” ( Luke 2:10-12)

When I chose this text for reflection this Christmas, I asked whether or not the

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2019 Christmas Services in the Darwin Region

December 10, 2019

Congregations across the Darwin area invite you to share with them in Christmas Services

Casuarina, 47 Vanderlin Drive, Wanguri
Christmas Eve – 6.00 pm
(Service at Karama UC)
Christmas Day – 9.00 am
Watch Night Service 31 December
11 pm – midnight
Darwin Memorial, 78 Smith Street, Darwin
Christmas Eve 7.00 pm
Christmas Day 9.30 am
Karama Indonesian, Koolinda Crescent, Karama
Christmas Eve 6.00 pm
Christmas Day 9.30 am
(Service at Casuarina UC)
New Years Eve – 6.30 pm
Living Water, Challoner Circuit, Humpty Doo
Christmas Day 10.00 am Service
Nightcliff, 21

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UnitingWorld Annual Report

December 5, 2019

Dear members of the Northern Synod

UnitingWorld has recently released their Annual Report which has been forward on behalf of Colleen Geyer, the Assembly General Secretary.

Please click on the words in red and it will take you to the link to access the annual report.


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