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Wesley Fair to raise much needed funds for those who are homeless

on 31 Oct 2014 by

  A key figure in helping the homeless in Sydney over 40 years, the Rev Noreen Towers, will open the 101st Wesley Fair at Thursday 6 November at 9.30 am at the front entrance of Wesley Mission. It is poignant that Ms Towers who did so much to help shape homeless services will open Wesley […]

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God through the lens

on 30 Oct 2014 by

“People see God every day; they just don’t recognise him.” Pearl Bailey Normanhurst Uniting Church is running their fourth annual photographic competition, asking “How do you see God?” Everyone sees God differently. We see through different eyes from different angles. We each see God’s influence on our lives and creation in our own unique way. The […]

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Exodus Foundation Celebrates 25 Years

on 30 Oct 2014 by

The Exodus Foundation celebrated twenty five years supporting the Australian community at a 25th Anniversary Spring Gala Dinner in Sydney. During the night funds were raised to support frontline services. New South Wales Premier Mike Baird officially opened the evening. The effervescent Channel Ten host, Jessica Rowe was Master of Ceremonies. Belle & Co, Uniting […]

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Launch of the National Day of Unity

on 13 Oct 2014 by

The Moderator Rev. Myung Hwa Park was part of an interfaith launch at Pitt Street Uniting Church for a National Day of Unity declared on 25 October and participated in the Walk Together event. This is in response to increased racial tensions within the Australian community to help dispel myths and promote social harmony. Muslim, […]

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Synod Meeting 2014: Connecting people with a divine spirit

on 27 Sep 2014 by

The Synod Meeting 2014 was officially opened by the Moderator, Rev. Myung Hwa Park: “We are called to be a living sign of God’s presence. Members of the Church, the dwelling place of God, connecting people with the divine spirit, a community offering a whole alternative experience of life.” Members of Ravenswood School for Girls […]

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Cemetories and Crematoria Act 2013

on 18 Sep 2014 by

The NSW Government recently passed new legislation as part of its cemetery reform agenda. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013 establishes a framework for the long term planning and management of cemeteries and crematoria in NSW. The Cemeteries and Crematoria Act 2013  will be rolled out in phases. In the coming weeks as part of Phase 3 of the […]

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Freedom Sunday

on 18 Sep 2014 by

Churches unite to end human trafficking On Sunday 19th October 2014, churches all over the world will join together to raise awareness of the terrible injustice of human trafficking; witness to the world of our love for our neighbours and compassion for men, women and children who are trafficked and exploited. Rob Floyd, National Director UnitingWorld […]

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Uniting for peace

on 11 Sep 2014 by

September 21 is International Day of Peace, which is observed around the world with prayers and thoughts on peace. This year, Parramatta Mission is planning to celebrate the day by holding an Interfaith Prayer Service, with prayers to be offered by people representing twelve different faith/cultural backgrounds for peace and harmony. We invite all to […]

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UnitingCare Unifam supports stronger relationships

on 11 Sep 2014 by

UnitingCare Unifam Counselling and Mediation is supporting happy, healthy and strong relationships through the Australian Government’s Stronger Relationships Trial. The one-year trial is open to all couples in a committed relationship over the age of 18 years, providing a $200 subsidy towards relationship education and/or counselling with approved providers, such as UnitingCare Unifam. “Unifam has […]

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Bonny Hills to cease operations

on 11 Sep 2014 by

On 6 August 2014, the UME Board approved the recommendation to cease operating the Uniting Venues centre at Bonny Hills in December 2014 and to proceed to sell the property. This was notified to the Synod Standing Committee on Saturday 23 August 2014.  This has not been an easy decision for the UME Board, given […]