Tag Archives: Uniting Church

Celebrating hopeful disruptions

Queensland Synod moderator, Rev David Baker. Photo: Ben Rogers

At Christmas, we celebrate an interruption to our ordinary existence and to what we had planned for life. The birth of Jesus was a disruption for Mary and Joseph: a challenging one that threatened their relationship and their standing in their community. Yet it was a disruption that gave them purpose, hope and fulfilment like they had not known, nor ...

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Letters December 2016

Letters to the editor graphic by Uniting Communications.

More memories at the Crossroads  Just to add to Rodney Boyce’s plea (“To the editor”, November 2016 edition) for a future reference to Crossroads in Journey. In January 1978 I left as minister of a country parish in Queensland (we were refugees from Bjelke) to take up the position of “Christian Education Officer” for the (then) Uniting Church in Australia ...

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Small church, big vision: How the Congregational Church led Australia in the ordination of women

Rev Dr Julia Pitman’s latest book Our principle of sex equality examines the stories of 15 female ministers in the context of the establishment of Congregationalism in Australia. Dianne Jensen talks with the author about her research, the history of the ordination of women and how the Uniting Church has been influenced by the Congregational Church. The Congregational Church is ...

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Appealing outcome for Fiji recovery

A collage of photos showing the damage of Cyclone Winston, goods in transit and their distribution. Photos were supplied.

Gratitude has poured in from Rakiraki, Fiji as communities rebuild their lives after Cyclone Winston—thanks to goods donated by various groups within the Queensland Uniting Church. Journey reports. It claimed the lives of 44 people and destroyed the family home of Fijian native and Brisbane Congress Congregation minister Rev Saimoni Davui, but those affected by Fiji’s strongest tropical storm on ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect.  Historic church up for grabs  News.com.au reports on the sale of a historic Uniting Church in country New South Wales, built in the late 1800s, which is set to sell north of ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Hillary turns to Galatians to cope with mega loss As the world watched Donald Trump win the presidential election, a shattered Hillary Clinton went on social media with a scriptural message for ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Message to God: football wins are harder than they look The Guardian reports on Arsenal football club manager Arsene Wenger and his lifelong obsession with soccer. Wenger reflects on three decades in ...

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Formula for fun at Redlands day camp

Hunter with camp director Jenny Cameron-Smith. Photo: Holly Jewell

After 40 years of running day camps, it’s clear that the folk at Redlands Uniting churches just love going bush. Journey ventured down the dirt roads of a campsite south of Brisbane to find out why everyone keeps coming back. It’s easy to see the attraction of the Karingal Scout Campsite at Mt Cotton, the site of the Redlands day ...

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Letters November 2016

Letters to the editor graphic by Uniting Communications.

That’s us in the corner? The title of the secular band R.E.M.’s 1991 hit single “Losing my religion” was supposedly taken from a southern United States expression meaning “At my wit’s end”, as if things were going so bad you could lose your faith in God. So what has this to do with Rev David Baker’s statement that Australia has ...

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Friday’s religion wrap

Photo of a magnifying glass over an open Bible.

The Journey team selects stories that got us talking this week. Check back in every Friday to see the latest wrap up of religious news that made us think and reflect. Adelaide church breaks up over same-sex relationship BuzzFeed reports on an Adelaide church which has split from the Australian Christian Churches (ACC) denomination due to a disagreement over LGBTI people in the church ...

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