Category: 40th Anniversary

Affirmed and encouraged: My 40 years in the UCA

My UCA journey began in the Merrylands Methodist Church. A church that encouraged its youth to be in leadership roles and provided much of my young adult Christian...

Union started earlier

Congratulations on Insights special edition celebrating UCA’s 40th birthday. It was good to read the reflections from so many different people. However, no-one really...

Uniting for the better?

My experience of the UCA beginnings was that it was inevitable. We were holding regular community services in the local hall and as my wife played the piano, we needed...

Youth talk: UCA revival

Insights is shining the light on the youth voices of our Synod. Expect to read more on what the future of UCA and faith looks like from some of young leaders and members...

Uniting Church schools celebrate 40 with style

One of the biggest parties around the country for the Uniting Church’s 40th anniversary on June 22nd took place at Knox Grammar School. Over 1200 primary students from...

A downward slope for UCA?

The following is an excerpt of an essay submitted by retired UCA minister Dr. Bernard Thorogood you can read it in full here.  A knowledgeable commentator on radio,...

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...