Category: Synod 2019 – Living Church

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...

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...

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...