Category: Synod 2019 – Living Church

Synod agrees to new climate action strategy

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

Day Two Synod 2019 Wrap up

Day Two of Synod 2019 began with an opening worship led by Rev. Ellie Elia, Rev. Charissa Suli and Rev. Seung Jae Yeon. Bible Study UTC Principal, Rev. Peter Walker’s...

Moderator’s term extended

Synod has decided to extend to extend Moderator Rev. Simon Hansford’s term by three years. With the three year extension, the Moderator’s term will now finish in...

Transforming formation

A proposal to introduce changes to how the Uniting Church in NSW and the ACT handles the process of formation has been introduced at the Synod meeting. In general, it...

Climate Action Proposal

The General Secretary of the NSW and ACT Synod, Jane Fry, said as a grandmother she was determined to see the church take decisive action on climate change to give hope...

Climate Change: Challenge for church to advocate and act

The church must take a leading role on climate change action to build the foundations for future generations but it must also seek to rediscover its relevance in a...

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...

Day One of Synod Wraps

The Living Church – Synod 2019 started, quietly and powerfully, with a moving prayer gathering. Just over 100 people braved a wintery Sydney morning to gather at...

Focus on growth

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

Jon Owen: What does the world need from the church?

The church becomes incarnate when it is in the community, reaching out to respond to the issues and hurts in the local community, Pastor and CEO of the Wayside Chapel,...