31st Synod

Past moderator reflects on joys and challenges

Rev Kaye Ronalds at the 31st Synod in Session

Immediate past moderator Rev Kaye Ronalds addressed the 31st Synod on 11 October to reflect on her three-year term. When Kaye began as moderator she asked the question: “Are we there yet?” On reflection she could now ask: will we ever be “there”? Kaye spoke of the privilege of representing the Uniting Church at a huge variety of events, both ...

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Gary Doyle announced as new General Secretary

New Queensland General Secretary Gary Doyle addresses the 31st Queensland Synod

Members of the 31st Synod have called Gary Doyle as the next General Secretary of the Queensland Synod. Gary is currently principal of The John Flynn College, a residential college associated with the Uniting and Lutheran churches at James Cook University in Townsville. Also a member of Aitkenvale Uniting Church, Gary believes God has prepared him for the role of ...

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General Secretary calls for focus in time of great change

General Secretary Rev John Cox presents the General Secretary's report at the 31st Queensland Synod in Session

Queensland Synod General Secretary Rev John Cox has presented his report to the 31st Synod in Session. “It’s a privilege to stand here and share the work of the Synod office in the General Secretary’s report.” John said the report is a snapshot and highlights a few issues the church is facing in the future. A recent review of the ...

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New Queensland Moderator resolves to keep the charge

Rev David Baker presides over communion after being inducted as Moderator at the opening of the 31st Synod in Session.

The Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod has a new moderator after Rev David Baker was inducted at the opening service of the 31st Synod held at Unity College in Caloundra, beginning his term with the theme A charge to keep. In front of hundreds of people from across the life of the Uniting Church, the scarf of responsibility was ...

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