Yearly Archives: 2019

5 12, 2019

National Executive Development Program

2019-12-05T15:23:48+10:00 5 December 2019|Categories: Careers news|0 Comments

The National Executive Development Program is a course that aims to provide professional development for current and emerging leaders within the Uniting Church. The course recognises that executive leadership skills are essential for current and potential leaders across the Uniting Church. Students will participate in a number of intensives and enjoy a cohort experience with [...]

4 12, 2019

Vale Sam Watson Snr

2020-01-03T11:13:54+10:00 4 December 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

First Nations Peoples Aboriginal Community Leader Sam Watson Snr passed away in Brisbane on 27 November. He was a proud Wangerriburra and Birri Gubba man, who had blood ties to the Jagera, Kalkadoon and Noonuccal Peoples. Sam was a passionate advocate for the rights of Indigenous Australians. His first political action was to hand out [...]

30 09, 2019

Statement in relation to reporting in The Australian

2019-09-30T15:24:04+10:00 30 September 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Australian newspaper has published an article today (30 September) on the Uniting Church’s decision on same-gender marriage.  Regrettably, the story includes a number of allegations in relation to a congregation in Queensland which are untrue. At the 15th Assembly in July 2018, the Uniting Church in Australia resolved to recognise two statements of belief on [...]

11 06, 2019

Single Touch Payroll

2020-06-08T16:05:43+10:00 11 June 2019|Categories: Careers news|0 Comments

Single Touch Payroll (STP) is a government initiative to streamline business reporting obligations. All Uniting Church organisations who process payroll for their employees will need to urgently review the below information and act accordingly. Single Touch Payroll started from 1 July 2018 for employers with 20 or more employees. UCA Organisations of this size should either be [...]

27 05, 2019

Pastoral statement by President Dr Deidre Palmer on ABC report on the Uniting Church

2019-05-27T10:37:50+10:00 27 May 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

ABC News has today regrettably published a story seeking to highlight divisions within our Church over our decision last year to allow ministers and authorised celebrants the freedom to perform same-gender marriages. The report contains many factual errors, false allegations and misrepresentations that we will seek to address with the ABC in due course. By [...]

29 03, 2019

Uniting Church Joins The National Redress Scheme

2020-06-08T16:05:59+10:00 29 March 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Federal Minister for Families and Social Services, the Hon. Paul Fletcher MP has today notified the Uniting Church in Australia that the Church has met the requirements to commence participation in the National Redress Scheme for people who experienced institutional child sexual abuse. The Scheme operated by the Commonwealth Government allows survivors to apply [...]

20 02, 2019

Synod office duty officer – Cyclone Oma

2019-02-20T15:12:54+10:00 20 February 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Bureau Of Meteorology  advice currently indicates some potential for Cyclone Oma to cross the coast in Southern Queensland over this coming weekend (23rd and 24th February). In the event of a critical incident/issue impacting entities of the Synod as a result, please contact the Synod office duty officer on call on 0439 854 253.  [...]

15 02, 2019

Statement – North Queensland floods

2019-02-15T10:18:51+10:00 15 February 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ,   The devastation and ruin occasioned by the floods in North Queensland has touched all our hearts; particularly poignant is the loss of so many cattle from flooding in areas that were previously drought stricken.   Our hearts go out to all those whose lives have been disrupted, and will be [...]

4 02, 2019

Consultation Paper-Voluntary Assisted Dying 2019

2019-02-04T14:50:55+10:00 4 February 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear sisters and brothers in Christ, The Uniting Church since its inception has committed itself to bringing the truth of the gospel to the situations of human life, both individually and socially. This commitment brings us into the challenging and difficult spaces of life, where we face the vulnerability, fragility and ambiguity of existence. Last [...]

25 01, 2019

Vale Rev Jeffrey R Garrawurra

2019-01-25T15:20:31+10:00 25 January 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress mourn the passing of the former National Chairperson of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, Rev. Jeffrey R Garrawurra. We pay tribute to his faithful and dedicated service to God’s mission throughout his extraordinary life. Jeffrey R Garrawurra was born on [...]