26th Synod

Ministers reflect on 30 years of the Uniting Church

Retired Minister Rev Barbara Bailey told a Convocation of Ministers from the Queensland Synod that having sat though innumerable meeting she believed the Uniting Church was over-governed and over-controlled. Mrs Bailey was one of a number of ministers who addressed a Convocation of Ministry called by the Moderator Rev Dr David Pitman prior to the 26th meeting of the Queensland ...

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Demonstrators greet members arriving at Synod

Members arriving for the 26th Uniting Church Queensland Synod meeting at Alex Park Conference Centre on the Sunshine Coast were greeted with 30 peaceful and vocal protesters from the Queensland Independent Education Union (QIEU). The Union was demonstrating in support of Shalom Christian College employees who are rejecting Australian Workplace Agreements (AWAs) and seek a union collective agreement. The Union ...

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Moderator reports to 26th Synod on major changes

In his opening address to the 26th Synod meeting of the Queensland Synod the Moderator Rev Dr David Pitman highlighted missional leadership, the future of congregations and the Australian political climate as key issues for the church. Dr Pitman spoke about the Synod’s theme of daring to discover, dream, design and deliver. He said the church needed to continue to ...

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Synod meeting: a new venue and big changes

The newly extended conference facilities at Alexandra Headland on the Sunshine Coast will be the venue for the 26th meeting of the Queensland Synod in May. “Dare to discover, dream, design and deliver” is the theme chosen by Moderator Rev Dr David Pitman for a gathering which will make some key decisions about the future of Synod leadership and theological ...

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