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We are well placed to connect with the community

At the end of last year, in the course of a conversation at the presentation evening at Margaret Jurd Learning Centre (a great school of the Uniting Church), I was asked...

Christmas mission manifests the Body of Christ

So what are you doing over Christmas? For me this year is a Reid Christmas.

Sell property to further mission

Sell all the church’s property! My words at Synod got me onto the third page (not as good as the Anglican archbishop’s front page) and onto the radio a couple of...

It’s our relationship with God that matters

Twenty-one per cent of church goers read their Bible daily according to the 2006 National Church life Survey. Shock horror!

The God-dynamic in our lives

In so many events of life, in what many would regard as coincidences, I see and experience the presence of God. This month I have experienced what it is to fly to the...

We have a good news story to tell!

As Moderator I am privileged to share with congregations, meet people, and see the Uniting Church in action in many different and varied contexts.

Synod! It’s coming!

Are you excited? Are you expecting God to turn up, for the Holy Spirit to be manifested in wonderful and amazing ways?

A churchman’s holiday, genuinely

As I write this column I am on the last few days of my annual leave. During this time, Paula and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary and spent time reflecting on...

Focus on our spiritual imprint

On April 13 I had the opportunity to share in the centenary celebrations of Strathfield Uniting Church, Carrington Avenue, where the Governor, Her Excellency Professor...

The Spirit can move the church

My first Mardi Gras as Moderator! Would someone from the media contact me and ask what I thought? This was a particular concern given the media coverage of a “100...