Category: 40th Anniversary

What the Uniting Church is built on

Many years of prayer and hard work culminated on 22 June 1977 when three denominations (Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian) came together. Rev. Dr John Squires,...

Bringing people together is important

To celebrate the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary, Parramatta Mission’s Keith Hamilton shares why he’s glad he voted for union. I voted for...

Illustrations vividly capture union

The 1977 inauguration of the Uniting Church in Australia was captured most vividly by snapshot illustrations drawn by renowned artist Tom Thompson. But they almost did...

Canberra welcomes the rest of the world

To celebrate the UCA’s 40th anniversary, historian Jenny Rowland provides a snapshot of the first four decades of Canberra City Uniting Church. Before the...

My faith came alive in a new way

To celebrate the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary, Bec Lindsay from Hope Uniting Church, Maroubra, explains how she came to be a follower of Christ. My...

We must keep planting the seeds of change

To celebrate the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary, Terence Corkin notes how things have changed and why that should continue. On June 22 1977, as a 20...

Should you care about turning 40?

The Moderator provides general and pastoral leadership to the entire Synod. Quite a role and a terrific vantage point for reflecting deeply upon the 40th anniversary of...

Not a ‘one size fits all’ church

To celebrate the Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary, Anne Empsom shares her changed impressions about variety and interpretation. When the Uniting...

Turning 40 is hard to do

How many times have you heard people use the phrase “Young people are the future of the Church”? It’s kind of a catch-all phrase that taps into us oldies’...

The Uniting Church turns 40

To celebrate the Uniting Church turning 40 this year on 22 June, Insights is celebrating with a special issue of the magazine. In the issue we discuss our past and what...