Author: Bethany Broadstock

The mission of Woollahra — Double Bay Uniting Church

The mission of Woollahra — Double Bay Uniting ChurchWritten by Bethany BroadstockWhat does Innovation look like in the Uniting Church?For Rev Vanessa Williams-Henke and Uniting Heart and Soul in Sydney’s Double Bay and Woollahra, there are two key ingredients: an openness to take risks and embracing a “radically honest” approach to ministry.Rev Vanessa Williams-Henke took […]

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Book Review of ‘Anaditj’ by Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion

Book Review of ‘Anaditj’ by Aunty Rev Dr Denise ChampionFrom Stuart McMillan, Arraru man, National Consultant CovenantingAnaditj, Aunty Rev Dr Denise Champion, © 2021Follow the road your ancestors tookAunty Denise Champion is a proud Adnyamathanha woman from the Finders Ranges in South Australia, and the Theologian in Residence at Uniting College in Adelaide. In her […]

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For Good Friday

Good Friday #PrayersforEasterThis prayer for Easter Saturday is part of a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week. Read the prayer for Maundy Thursday.Crucified God,Hope of Creation rejected,We fall silent on this day of darkness and griefas we are made fools by the wisdom of a suffering Godand exposed for being less than we promised.This […]

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Uniting Church expresses deep concern for MyanmarPhoto: A protester makes the three-finger salute during a vigil to honor those who have died during demonstrations against the military coup in Yangon, Myanmar, March 13, 2021. (AFP Photo)The President of the Uniting Church in Australia, Dr Deidre Palmer, has called upon church members to hold in prayer […]

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For Easter Saturday

Easter Saturday #PrayersforEasterThis prayer for Easter Saturday is part of a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week. Read the prayer for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday.From Matthew JuliusGod who speaks lightwho forms the formless depthsmaker of multitudesYour Word reveals the darkness as the place from whence the light comesYour grace announces truth in our […]

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For Maundy Thursday

Abide in Christ – A Maundy Thursday Reflection for Rural MinistryThis reflection and prayer for Maundy Thursday is the first in a series of Easter prayers for Holy Week.From Rev Dr Ji Zhang 张骥, Assembly Theologian-in-ResidenceThere is a large mural in St Andrew’s Uniting Church Mildura. Located in the hallway near the entrance, the painting […]

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An Easter Meditation

‘This heavy head of Christ’: an Easter meditationWritten by Rev Alex Sangster, Transforming Worship Circle AdvocateThis heavy head of christ,Weight of world has brought you downAnd we are sorrythat we fell asleepin all those boatsand while you prayedand while you wept.And we are sorrythat we saidwe did not know youOver and over againGood Friday is […]

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