July, 2014

Blessing for the Fiji Eye Care Project

Monday, July 28th, 2014

On Saturday 26 July UnitingWorld’s Rev Sef Carroll led the service of three special celebrations at the home of Mike and Ann Kumar, members of St Clair Uniting Church in Western Sydney. The special events were celebrated as part of the St Clair Uniting Church’s Hindi fellowship house service, which is held bimonthly in people’s homes. Saturday was a service of thanksgiving for Mike... Read More »

National Ministers’ Conference: Western Sydney

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

This week, UnitingWorld’s Rev Dr Ji Zhang (Church Partnerships Manager, Asia) and Rev Sef Carroll (Church Partnerships Manager, Pacific) joined UCA President Rev Prof Andrew Dutney at his National Ministers’ Conference in Western Sydney. This conference, the second of three within the 2014 National Ministers’ Conference this year, is facilitated by the Assembly Multicultural and Cross... Read More »

From the boardroom to the kitchen table: living on less than $2 a day

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

When Sureka and Chris Goringe decided to spend only $2 a day on food for a week, they knew it was going to be a challenge. What they didn’t realise was how much they would learn on their journey. “As the Chair of our Relief and Development’s National Committee, I regularly hear about the fantastic work UnitingWorld carries out with our church partners overseas,” said Sureka. “But restricting... Read More »

Clean water: breaking the cycle of poverty and saving lives

Thursday, July 17th, 2014

In 2000 the global community set itself a target: to halve the proportion of people worldwide living without access to improved sources of water. The good news is that between 1990 and 2010 more than two billion people gained access to improved drinking water – five years ahead of schedule. The bad news? An estimated 768 million people in developing countries are still not able to rely on a safe... Read More »

Uniting Church welcomes Delegation from China Christian Council

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The Uniting Church in Australia will this week welcome a high level delegation of Chinese aged care providers led by the China Christian Council (CCC). From 15-24 July the CCC delegation will visit residential and community aged care facilities in Sydney and Canberra and attend seminars on clinical care and governance. The Canberra visit will include attending meetings at the Federal Parliament. Uniting... Read More »

Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

“If one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.” (1 Cor. 12: 36b) In the economy of God, there is a story of Methodism that has inspired generations of missionaries, clergy and lay people to serve God around the world. Recently our partner church the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka celebrated the Bicentennial of […]  

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