Category: Synod 2019 – Living Church

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...

The Focus of the Living Church

What do we really mean when we speak of the church as a community in which there is unity in our diversity? We are an inclusive church that values diversity. What does...

The Purpose of the Living Church

What makes the church a living church?  This was the question posed by Rev Peter Walker on the first day of the Living Church Synod 2019. In the first of three...

What Living Church means to us

At Synod 2019 the theme was ‘Living Church’ and throughout the event, we asked people what the Uniting Church meant to them and how they felt their Uniting Church...

Synod 2019 Bible Studies

Over three days, United Theological College Principal Rev. Peter Walker delivered Bible Studies to the 2019 Synod meeting. These studies have been praised by Synod...

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...