Dear Friends in Christ

It is with enormous regret that we advise that the 2020/2021 National Conference of Lay Preachers will not be able to go ahead. Sadly, the incredible uncertainty and disturbance around the continuing outbreaks of the COVID pandemic across Australia, has meant that we cannot effectively do justice both to the Participants or the Presenters in attempting to stage this important event.

We are therefore pleased to say, that the National Lay Preachers’ Committee has determined that the next conference will be convened in the year before the 2024 Assembly, as is customary, and that it will be hosted and organised by Queensland.

We are foreshadowing a face-to-face conference sometime in July 2023 at Alex Park on the beautiful Sunshine Coast of Queensland. By that time, it is hoped that borders will be open, travel freely available, that vaccinations will have alleviated peoples’ anxiety and that society will be functioning again in a new normal way.

We look forward to being able to present many of the same speakers and subject matter as originally arranged. There may of course be changes in content depending upon the situations which may impact the UCA’s ministry and mission in the intervening time.

So, please mark your calendars for our gathering in July 2023.

In the meantime, may God bless you and prosper your work in His vineyard.

Grace and peace,