Category: Features

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...

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...