September, 2014

Stories of life and faith at UnitingWomen conference

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

UnitingWorld’s External Relations Manager Marnie Frost thinks back to her time at UnitingWomen and shares highlights from the weekend, which saw 500 women from across Australia gather in Burwood, Sydney to share stories, gather in worship and build relationships. Last night my friend asked me what we did all weekend at the UnitingWomen conference. Well, mostly we listened… We listened... Read More »

Ten days in Tonga: “My friends all want to go.”

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

“Amazing” is how 18 year old Courtney describes her ten days in Tonga with a group of other travellers, experiencing the hospitality of the Free Wesleyan Church and checking out kindergartens, schools and cultural sites. “I’ll be speaking at my church about it in the next few weeks and encouraging all the teenagers to go on a trip. It was just incredibly worthwhile.” So what part of simple... Read More »

Which is better: a cup of water or a bible?

Thursday, September 18th, 2014

UnitingWorld’s National Director Rob Floyd answers the tough questions on evangelism and social justice, China and the emerging global church… Rob, Christians often debate whether it’s more important to give people a cup of water or a bible.  What’s your view and how does UnitingWorld tackle this issue? I think the answer is both are important. […]  

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Fiji elections held today

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

We are especially thinking of our brothers and sisters in Fiji today as they exercise their freedom to vote for a democratically elected government. We join with the Pacific Conference of Churches General Secretary Reverend Francois Pihaatae in encouraging “our brothers and sisters in Fiji to make full use of their constitutional rights and participate in the process of choosing leaders who will... Read More »

In memory – Rev Jack Sharp

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

It is with deep sadness and profound thanksgiving to God for a life time of service to his Lord that we received the news that Rev Jack Sharp L Th has died aged 88 years. Jack began his ministry as a Probationer in the Wagga Wagga Methodist Circuit in 1946 but it was his work initially with Methodist Overseas Missions in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands from 1950 – 1982 for which he will... Read More »


Tuesday, September 9th, 2014

Media Release Methodist Church in Fiji Monday 8 September As the people of Fiji continue to pray for the safe release of the 45 Fijian UN Peacekeepers in the Golan Heights detained by Al Nusra Front, and their families, the Methodist Church is grateful to all religious groups that are holding vigils and praying for them. The Methodist Church recognizes that the detainment of the Fijian peacekeepers... Read More »

BIBLE SMUGGLERS ARE OUT OF BUSINESS: How Christianity has taken China by storm – and why you might care

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014

I have a hazy memory of thinking that ‘Bible Smuggler’ might make a pretty cool occupation.  Probably about ten years old, I sat on a hard pew, neck tense as an emissary from some Terribly Exciting Agency (probably the Bible Society) described clandestine gatherings by candlelight in locked rooms in China and secret parcels passed […]  

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