Category: Synod 2017 – Telling Our Story

Living the story

Thank you for the latest issue of Insights with its coverage of the recent NSW Synod gathering.    It was refreshing for me to read of the variety of activity and...

Reflections from Synod 2017

I attended my first ever Synod in 2017. It had its theme “Telling our Story” and found for me it did exactly that. I came away encouraged and affirmed. I was very...

Voices from Synod

We asked a few people who attended Synod 2017 what they thought about the meeting and to share some of the proposals they were most excited about. Here’s what they...

Telling Our Story – Highlights from Day Four

Walk closer with thee A jazz gospel style of worship kicked off the fourth and last day of a Synod bringing members closer together, celebrating in God’s presence. ...

An Open Space initiative goes rural

At the Open Space gathering of Synod 2016, a group of people wrestled with the challenges of providing ministry in areas outside of Sydney urban life. Rev. John Thorton...

Telling Our Story – Highlights from Day Three

Radical Inclusivity The day began with an inspiring and passionate study from Joel McKerrow, who focussed on the Story of the Spirit from the Act’s account of the...

The changing face of Jesus in my life

It was one of the most poignant moments of Synod 2017 when keynote speaker Hannah Boland stood on stage and shared how the image of Jesus was transformative amidst...

Walking and talking respectfully together

Diane Torrens (Aunty Diane) Congress Chair NSW/ACT paid respects to the Ku-Ring-Gai people and shared greetings from Congress UAICC. Aunty Diane said, “I’ve had the...

Radical inclusivism and the Holy Spirit

Joel McKerrow continued his Bible Studies on day three of Synod with a look at Telling the Story of the Spirit through Acts 2:1-13. He dove deep into scripture to...

Telling Our Story – Highlights from Day Two

Lunch with laughs Day two of Synod began with an outdoor BBQ and entertainment. Hannah Boland (pictured above) entertained members with her unique brand of humour while...