Category: Synod 2019 – Living Church

Synod 2019: John Squires reflects

Synod this year was a rich experience of being the church. In the church, we are young and old, and at every point in between. In the church, we are black, brown, and...

Synod Special Event: ‘Half a Million Steps’ Panel Discussion

On Friday 6 July, the Uniting Church in Australia Synod of NSW and the ACT hosted a special screening and Q&A panel discussion on the documentary ‘Half a...

Synod 2019 closes

The Living Church – Synod 2019 drew to a close with a powerful and poignant closing celebration. The celebration was open to the wider church as well as Synod members...

Synod Day 3 Wrap Up

The final day of Synod 2019 brought a close to a jam-packed three days that looked at how we can be the Living Church. Key Decisions Day three came with key decisions...

Synod aims for growth

The 2019 Synod meeting has adopted a proposal to organise the church to prioritise growth. The wide ranging proposal aims to facilitate the Uniting Church to grow in a...

Hear the Statement from the Heart

The Synod has agreed to a proposal to listen to the 2017 Statement from the Heart made at Uluru and commends the statement to congregations, presbyteries, and agencies....

Engaging the local community: the answer to church irrelevancy

Panic over the ‘death of the church’ in Australia is subsiding and in its place is a humble, sober realisation that it must re-engage with the local community to...

Synod agrees to work towards new formation process

The Synod Meeting has agreed by consensus to work towards a new process of formation. The proposal had five work packages and was introduced by Moderator Simon Hansford...

The Identity of the Living Church

Identity is important. And it is fair to say the Uniting Church has spent a disproportionate amount of its energy on the question of its identity, Rev. Peter Walker has...

Synod agrees to new climate action strategy

The Living Church – Synod 2019 has today passed a proposal to develop a Synod-wide Climate Action Strategy to reduce carbon emissions across all councils and agencies...