Category: Assembly 2018

Opinion: The Uniting Church said YES and NO to Same Gender Marriage

At the 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA), after several days of prayerful, honest and passionate conversations on Same Gender Marriage (SGM), the...

Reflection: Sovereign Peoples

Among many heavy decisions that were made at the Assembly meeting in Melbourne, one was the following: That the Assembly resolve: to affirm that the First Peoples of...

Moderator’s Message on 15th Assembly

Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, The President of the Assembly, Dr. Deidre Palmer, has announced the decision of the 15th Assembly which has agreed to hold two equal...

Assembly Wraps Up

The 15th Triennial Assembly has concluded, after considering some final business. This marks the end of a busy and historic Assembly, with a packed agenda. Assembly...

Reflection: Uniting Church Allows Same-Sex Marriage

The headline conceals what actually happened in Melbourne this week. Without setting out to do so, the Uniting Church recovered its stated vocation of making visible...

Uniting Church to allow ministers the choice on same gender marriage

The Uniting Church in Australia’s triennial assembly has decided to allow ministers freedom to decide whether or not they will conduct marriages between two people of...

Assembly Recognises First Peoples’ Sovereignty

The Uniting Church has affirmed that the First Peoples of Australia, the Aboriginal and Islander Peoples, are sovereign peoples in Australia. On 13 July, the 15th...

New President-Elect

Rev. Sharon Hollis was announced as the Uniting Church in Australia President-elect at the 15th Assembly on Thursday morning. Rev. Hollis, who is Moderator of the Synod...

Rev. Dr Ken Carter Delivers Memorable Cato Address

Rev. Dr Ken Carter has called the Uniting Church into fresh expressions of faith through prayerful listening and service in his Cato Lecture to the 15th triennial...

President Hosts Young Adult Dinner

At the 15th Assembly this year the cohort of young adults makes up 10% of the delegates. During the meeting the President Dr Deidre Palmer took the opportunity to have...