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Synod Meeting 2014: Highlights from Day 4

on 30 Sep 2014 by

We give you thanks and praise! Morning worship on Day 4 was enlivened by Hip Hop Church leaders Matthew “Mistery” Peet and Jacob “Izzy” Ballard from KrossWerdz. Members got to their feet and gave “thanks and praise”. Treasury and Investment Services Executive Director Neil King and Michael Anderson delivered the Treasury and Investment Services Board […]

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Synod Meeting 2014: Highlights from day 3

on 29 Sep 2014 by

“God has not finished with us yet and there is space for everyone who comes,” concluded the Rev. Merrifield.

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Synod Meeting 2014: Highlights from Day 2

on 29 Sep 2014 by

Acknowledgement of Country Opening Worship and Gathering for Holy Communion The Synod Meeting began the day with Opening Worship and tables shared Holy Communion. Each table gave an interpretation of the elements and then served each other in communion. You can’t change the borders that God has given The first session of the day was […]

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Synod Meeting 2014: Highlights from Day 1

on 28 Sep 2014 by

Shaping the Agenda at Synod The Rev. Chris Budden, representative of the Business Committee for the Synod Meeting suggested that, for the first time members of Synod could shape the agenda and set priorities for sessions that they felt had higher priorities for conversation and deliberation. Good News from across the Synod day one Good News segments […]

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Synod Meeting 2014: Gathering in prayer

on 27 Sep 2014 by

Members gathered to join the Moderator Rev Myung Hwa Park in prayer. Moderator Rev Myung Hwa Park prayed for all congregations, Presbyteries, Churches and agencies across the Synod, for the Lord  to be with us as we gather for Synod 2014. In a short message the Moderator referred to the prayers she has witnessed from […]

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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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The Church is a living sign of God

The Rev. Myung Hwa Park has been installed as the next Moderator of The Uniting Church in Australia Synod of New South Wales and the ACT and will serve the Church as Moderator until April 2017. The Rev. Dr Brian Brown greeted the gathered people and handed the reins of Moderator over to Rev. Myung Hwa […]

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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 […]