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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 [...]

21 01, 2019

Pastoral Letter – Post 15th Assembly Update

2019-01-21T11:42:35+10:00 21 January 2019|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

To all Congregations and Faith Communities Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, Greetings in this new year, that brings fresh opportunities, as we serve Christ together as the Uniting Church in Australia. I am greatly encouraged by the ways the Uniting Church is engaging in mission and exercising ministry through our local churches, Presbyteries, Synods, [...]

11 12, 2018

Historic milestone for religious instruction in Queensland

2018-12-11T12:40:33+10:00 11 December 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

For the first time in Queensland's history, faith groups have come together in a unified peak body to represent religious instruction in Queensland's state schools. A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed that brings together 15 Christian groups as well as Queensland representatives from the Islamic, Jewish, Baha’i and Buddhist faiths under the name Multi-Faiths [...]

23 11, 2018

Statement regarding Newlife Church

2018-11-23T16:31:46+10:00 23 November 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, You may have seen media reporting in News Limited papers this morning regarding Newlife Church on the Gold Coast. Of particular concern is the allegation that a “splinter group of eight ministers from separate congregations, led by Newlife head reverend Stu Cameron, has begun to push to retain the “traditional” notion [...]

31 10, 2018

Update regarding Shalom Christian College

2018-10-31T08:30:12+10:00 31 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Townsville’s Shalom Christian College will continue to operate next year with plans to re-open the high school following its acquisition by Carinity. Carinity today announced it had purchased the College at Condon from Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. Carinity’s Executive Manager Education Christine Hill said the school would continue with around 100 Prep to [...]

19 10, 2018

Statement regarding people seeking asylum

2018-10-19T11:59:34+10:00 19 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is deeply concerned about the welfare of refugees, both those detained in Nauru in Australia’s name and those who have come to Australia seeking safety and have had their supports and benefits cut off by the Australian Government. Our firm position is that people seeking asylum and refugees [...]

16 10, 2018

Access to free professional counselling services for ministry agents

2018-10-16T09:24:36+10:00 16 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Queensland Synod’s Employee Assistance Program policy provides for individuals to access confidential professional counselling services of up to three one-hour consultations free of charge. The Synod is extending this service to all ministry agents (Deacon, Minister of the Word and Ministry of Pastor). The provider can assist with short term intervention strategies to help [...]

11 10, 2018

Statement responding to recent media reports regarding the Religious Freedom Review

2018-10-11T15:38:53+10:00 11 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod is concerned by recent media reports regarding the Religious Freedom Review completed by The Hon. Philip Ruddock. The reporting speculates that religious schools would “turn away gay students and teachers under changes to federal anti-discrimination laws.” We believe that every person is precious and made in the image [...]

5 10, 2018

Message from Moderator of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod

2018-10-05T16:09:18+10:00 5 October 2018|Categories: Statements|0 Comments

Dear friends in Christ, Earlier this year consultation across the life of the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod, was undertaken to identify how the church may best provide for payments associated with redress and civil litigation relating to historical instances of child sexual abuse. We appreciate the substantial and thoughtful responses that came from [...]