Category: Synod 2016 – Come Holy Spirit Renew Our Hearts

Projects and Campaigns

Inspiration can be found in all areas of the UCA, such as in the many, varied projects and campaigns across our Church. Hearing and seeing mission in action at Synod...

Creating space to deal with the issues – Rev. Simon Hansford

At Synod 2016, Moderator Elect, Rev. Simon Hansford reflected on the role he will be taking up in September next year. Ordained in 1990 by Ku-ring-gai Presbytery,...

Open Space – An opportunity to share

While not a new concept, Open Space was experienced for the first time at the Synod 2016 gathering this year. Insights asked people how they found working with each...

Talking through the issues that matter

During Synod we asked people how they found some of the new initiatives at the meeting, like the Discernment Groups, the debrief from the groups and how they felt about...

And on the third day we created Open Space …

Well, we didn’t “create” it – but you get the idea… Open Space Technology launched on the third day of the Synod meeting with The General...

Uniting Church to offer healing and justice to survivors

The General Secretary Rev. Dr Andrew Williams outlined the work of the Synod with the Royal Commission noting that it is just over a year since the Commission held a...

Campaigning for Reform

The report tabled by Social Justice Forum — a group comprising members of Synod and Uniting — outlined its campaigns and work undertaken over the past 18 months....

It is important to reflect on all that God is doing amongst us

The President, Stuart McMillan and Assembly General Secretary, Colleen Geyer both reported to Synod activities of the Assembly over the last 18 months. After paying his...

Rev. Simon Hansford is Moderator Elect

The Rev. Simon Hansford has been elected to become the Moderator in September 2017. He brings a wealth of experience to the role as a Minister and leader in the Uniting...

UAICC – We journey together

Pastor Ray Minniecon, Resource Worker for the Uniting Aboriginal Islander and Christian Congress (UAICC) delivered the report to Synod for the UAICC. In the report he...