25th Synod

Renewing the Passion through music

The song written especially for the 25th Synod of the Uniting Church in Queensland is Renewing the Passion by renowned Queensland songwriter David MacGregor from Indooroopilly Uniting Church.  "Renewing the Passion" was the theme chosed for the 25th Synod and David’s words and music pick up the theme by calling on people to rise up with renewed passion to go out ...

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Synod Documents for download

You can download the following synod documents from the links on this page: Click here for the full text of Rev Darcy Elks’ Norman and Mary Millar Lecture. Ms Elks urged the church to be more inclusive of people with disabilities. The full text of Dr Pitman’s sermon at the celebration of the 25th Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church ...

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General Secretary re-appointed for five years

Former Moderator Rev Allan Kuchler brought a recommendation to the 25th Queensland Synod from the task group which was given the assignment of conducting a review of the General Secretary Rev Jenny Tymms in her role. After extensive investigation, including the distribution of a questionnaire to people across the church, the task group recommended that Ms Tymms’ appointment be extended ...

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Biggest Synod contest ends in a draw

The Charles Farnsworthy Memorial Touch Football match was a highlight of the 25th Queensland Synod at Carrara in September. Named for a mythological student of Trinity Theological College the match was a scene for lots of biffs and sweat and little real talent as Country vs. City teams clashed in their first annual Synod sports event. Significant football ability was ...

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Synod photographs available

Synod members who are seeking photographs to include in their PowerPoint or local church newsletter reports can access some quality pictures archived at http://www.ucaqld.com.au/25synodPhoto.php.

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More than a single issue

Addressing a gathering of the Reforming Alliance held during the 25th Queensland Synod, Alliance Chairperson Rev Dr Max Champion titled his presentation "More than a single issue". Dr Champion claimed that while it was easy to see the current controversy in the Uniting Church about homosexuality it is actually about a clash between opposing world views. "In a post-Christian world ...

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Five receive moderator’s medal

On the Sunday of the 25th Synod meeting the Moderator’s Community Service Medal was awarded to five Uniting Church members who have exhibited outstanding community service over a number of years. Recipients are involved in community service other than congregational work and are chosen on the basis of volunteer service. Stan Emslie for his unstinting devotion to the people of ...

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Second round of ballots declared

The Moderator declared the results of the second round of ballots held at the 25th Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church. For the Council of Synod ex-officio members are the Moderator Rev Dr David Pitman, General Secretary Rev Jenny Tymms, Ex Moderator, Rev Allan Kuchler, Director UnitingCare Queensland Ms Anne Cross, Chairperson UnitingCare Queensland Board Assoc Professor Jill Wilson, Director, ...

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Listen to selected sessions from the 25th Synod

A number of the sessions from the 25th Synod of the Uniting Church in Queesland are available as sound files. You can download these to listen on your computer. (Note that large audio file downloads can take a long time if you are on a dial-up connection.) Preaching at the celebration of the 25th Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church, ...

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First round of ballots declared

The Moderator declared the results of the first round of ballots held at the 25th Queensland Synod of the Uniting Church. For the Synod Leadership Team the continuing members are Mr Geoff Batkin, Dr Ron Skilton and Mr Harry Thompson. The new members are Rev Robert Brennan, Mrs Sharon Kirk and Mr Robert Leivesley. For membership to the 11th Assembly ...

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