The Uniting Church in Australia officially came into being on 22 June 1977, after three denominations—Congregational Union in Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia—joined together.
In uniting, the members of those bodies testified to “that unity which is both Christ’s gift and will for the Church” (Basis of Union, para. 1).
Ecumenism remains a vital aspect in all of the church’s life and work—in local congregations, national commitments to work together with other churches and relationships and partnerships with churches of various denominations in Asia and the Pacific.
Here is a video made by the National Assembly to commemorate the 35th Anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia in June 2012.
UCA National History Society
The Uniting Church National History Society focuses its work on the relevance of historical study to the present witness and mission of the Church, as well as matters of wide public interest. It is committed to historical study, not merely out of antiquarian interest, but because it understands that the Church’s present mission both flows out of history and makes history. It seeks to empower and equip the people of today’s Uniting Church to engage meaningfully with history, and to recognise the power of memory, as well as both the pitfalls and value of commemoration. For more information about the UCA National History Society, or to join, visit the UCA National History Society website.