Category: Features

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...

Top 7 tips to engage the next generation

We all know the rhetoric; the number of those identifying as religious is declining. But that’s not the whole picture. Just take a look at the recent Hillsong...

Love in a time of war

Earlier this year we introduced you to Operation Hope a group of Uniting Church volunteers at the front lines of helping those most affected by war in the Middle East....

Coming in from the cold for a warm welcome

It’s cold outside, and getting colder, with a biting frost descending as the temperature hovers around 0°. Inside the church hall, however, there is the comfort of...

Church as a Lighthouse – Rethinking Stewardship

“What does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” Micah 6:8b Everyone dreads hearing that word...

July: Ministering on the margins

2 July, Matthew 10:40-42 When we receive someone, we identify ourselves with them. This is a critical move — especially when we are identifying with a...

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,...

Mobile phones do not stop hunger

Most people in West Timor live on less than $2 a day. Yet in spite of their very significant poverty, many of them have mobiles, and this is true of people in most...

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,...

Our ‘why’ is our imperative

As Winston Churchill famously said, “a change is as good as a rest”. My change, taking on a new role and moving to Sydney to work in the Uniting Church has certainly...