October, 2014

The Gap Uniting Church trek for change in North India

Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

“A smile is the shortest distance between two people.” This is exactly what 12 team members experienced earlier this month when they travelled to North India to visit UnitingWorld’s partner, the Church in North India Amritsar Diocese. The group of intrepid travellers from the Gap Uniting Church in Queensland visited significant cultural and religious sites, saw the benefits of education... Read More »

UnitingWorld expresses thanks at Queensland Synod

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Last week UnitingWorld’s National Director Rob Floyd and our Manager for Church Partnerships, Pacific Rev Sef Carroll attended the Queensland Synod at Alexandria Park on the Sunshine Coast. Synod gave us an opportunity to thank the Queensland Synod for their support of UnitingWorld through various projects and church partnerships. Importantly it also gave us an opportunity to thank Bruce Mullan for... Read More »

A new experience in Sri Lanka, 5 years on

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

UnitingWorld Relief and Development Associate Director, Matthew Tyne recently visited Sri Lank on a monitoring visit to see the work of our partner, the Methodist Church in Sri Lanka. Having lived in Sri Lanka during the civil war, a visit to the country’s north for the first time was one of surprises and joy. Since […]  

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Everything in Common Gifts Give Twice

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Looking for a unique gift for the person who has everything? Wondering how to help your children engage with the wider world at Christmas ? Looking to help bring the hope and new-life of the Christmas story to friends, family and people overseas? Look no further than UnitingWorld’s Everything in Common Gift Catalogue. “One of the things I most enjoy about Giving Catalogues like Everything In Common... Read More »

Congratulations to Bishop Samantaroy!

Friday, October 17th, 2014

UnitingWorld’s Rev Dr Ji Zhang has just returned from the Synod of the Church of North India, where our partners elected the Rt Revd PK Samantaroy, Bishop of the Diocese of Amritsar, as the Moderator of the Synod of the Church of North India. Bishop Samantaroy is a strong supporter of our shared work in North India – we pray for him in his new role and wish him every success. Click here... Read More »

Of Faith, Fear and Fast Boats

Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

I am sitting in a Cafe overlooking the harbour in Honiara, Solomon Islands. It is Sunday morning, and the atmosphere is vibrant and the cafe full of chatter… I have spent this week in the Western Province of the Solomon Islands, on the remote Rononga Island attending the UCSI General Assembly. The UCSI are embarking […]  

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“Let us Rebuild”: A message from the Church of North India Synod

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

This week I have spent time with one of our Indian church partners, the Church of North India, at their Synod meeting. The 15th Ordinary Meeting has a theme “Let Us Rebuild”. I was privileged to give a short address at the meeting on behalf of the Uniting Church in Australia. “Moderator, Dept. Moderator, and […]  

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