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Loving and letting go

AS you may have heard, I have been appointed the new Director of Uniting Communications.

Uniting Communications is the communications team for the Synod and is responsible for this and many other publications.

This appointment is a strategic role and I am very much looking forward to steering our talented team on our own journey to provide effective communications for the Church in Queensland.

It is a big job and I do not take this responsibility lightly.

Consequently, I will be stepping back from this fine publication.

I will still be involved, but we are looking for a new editor to take the reins and make their own mark on Journey.

When I first arrived at the Synod office in August 2004 to help Andrew Demack (the then editor) with some casual writing, I didn’t imagine that one day I would be editing Journey.

It has been an honour to meet the people I have met in this role.

It has been a privilege to be entrusted to tell their stories to the wider church.

I plan on continuing to do that but, in the words of Sting, if you love something sometimes there comes a time when you have to let it go, even just a little.

This is an exciting time in our Church’s history.

We are at a crossroad and decisions need to be made about our future.

In Uniting Communications we are focused on this and how we can best help the church on this journey.

Our Together on the way, enriching community journey has provided us some clear goals about who and what we want the Uniting Church to be by the year 2020.

One of the things I love about the Uniting Church is its diversity.

Our “Easter is love” postcard theme symbolises the unity the church can find in diversity.

For the next two editions we will be celebrating that diversity by having guest editors.

The May edition will be guest edited by Wesley Mission Brisbane.

I look forward to the diverse stories they will share and hope that it gives us insight into just how diverse the Uniting Church is.

Visit http://ucaqld.com.au/about-us/about-the-uniting-church-in-queensland/together-on-the-way-enriching-community to see and download the Church’s Vision 2020.