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Uniting Church Members receive Australia Day Honours

on 29 Jan 2015 by

Over 600 Australians have been awarded Australia Day honours for their contributions to society, including 10 members of the Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT. The annual Australia Day awards recognise their outstanding life work.

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Carevan a common link in Griffith Citizen of the Year Awards

on 29 Jan 2015 by

A food ministry operating out of a renovated caravan and supported financially by UnitingCare connects this year’s citizen of the year and young citizen of the year in the Riverina town of Griffith.

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Royal Commission public hearing date set

on 28 Jan 2015 by

The following statement is provided by Rev. Myung Hwa Park, Moderator of The Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of NSW and the ACT. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse has announced it will hold a public hearing commencing on February 23, 2015 into matters relating to the sexual abuse of students […]

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New Uniting Financial Services Executive Director Commences

on 15 Jan 2015 by

Mr Michael Anderson, Chairman of Treasury and Investment Services for Uniting Financial Services, announced today that Mr Warren Bird has commenced in the position of Executive Director, Treasury and Investment Services. He replaces Mr Neil King, who has been in the position for two and a half years. Mr King will commence in a new […]

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Connecting members, building communities

on 15 Jan 2015 by

Insights to go bi-monthly and mobile For over 20 years Insights magazine has connected members of the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT and the wider church, helping us to live as a united community, living God’s love and acting for the common good. The February/March issue of Insights will be the first of […]

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Uniting Church ministry to fire-affected communities

on 09 Jan 2015 by

The Uniting Church community in South Australia has banded together to support those experiencing hardship and loss from the bushfires across the Adelaide Hills. With 32 homes destroyed, the physical impact is clear. The emotional hardship is not so visible, and the recovery process for those who have lost their homes will be long and […]

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The Moderator attends Exodus Christmas Lunch

on 08 Jan 2015 by

The Moderator, Rev. Myung Hwa Park spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day volunteering and then sharing their annual Christmas Day lunch in Ashfield. Exodus celebrated its 25th anniversary last year and is famous for its large-scale, hearty Christmas Lunch. The annual lunch is the centre-piece of the Exodus food program calendar, and ensures those with […]

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3,000 Prayers for the Release of Children in Detention Delivered to the Prime Minister

on 23 Dec 2014 by

The Moderator of The Uniting Church Synod of NSW and the ACT has today (22 December) delivered 3,000 Christmas cards with prayers and messages from members of Uniting Church Congregations across NSW and the ACT, urging the Prime Minister to release all children and their families in immigration detention. “The Uniting Church commends the Government’s […]

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Take a stand for peace, wear an Olive Ribbon

on 19 Dec 2014 by

The Sydney Alliance is asking people to wear an Olive Ribbon as gesture of support for peace and community solidarity in the wake of the tragic Sydney siege. Sydney Alliance Director Amanda Tattersall today said the siege had left the city heartbroken and in mourning. “The tragic events of Monday and Tuesday cannot be undone.  […]

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Christians to give Prime Minister crowdfunded Christmas gift – solar panels for Kirribilli House

on 18 Dec 2014 by

A diverse group of Christian leaders have delivered the gift of solar panels for Kirribilli House to Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s office in Manly this morning (Thursday 18 December). The delegation of Christian leaders presented a letter of offer and a Christmas card to staff who committed to passing it on to the Prime Minister. […]