Giving Shelter from the Storm

The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church has adopted a new refugee and asylum seeker policy, calling on the Australian Government to adopt policies which genuinely seek to support, rather than demonise, asylum seekers and refugees. Continue Reading


President-Elect announced

South Australian Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer will be the next President of the Uniting Church in Australia following her election today.

Dr Palmer is the second woman to be appointed to the role, following Dr Jill Tabart (1994-1997) . She will begin her term at the 15th Triennial Assembly in 2018.

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Day 5 – Bible study

In her Bible study on Day Five of the 14th Assembly, missiologist Dr Rosemary Dewerse said the story of travellers encountering Jesus on the road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) offered many parallels to the journey of followers today.

The men were downcast on the journey, on Resurrection Sunday, feeling lost and confused following the crucifixion of Jesus. They tried to make sense of what had happened and their ability to believe in Jesus as the Redeemer had been challenged. Continue Reading