In 1985 the Uniting Church declared itself a multicultural church, embracing the growing cultural diversity of its membership. Today in the Uniting Church we worship in 30 languages other than English (not including Indigenous languages); we have more than 195 groups who worship in a language other than English; and we have 12 national conferences which support congregations and communities of the same culture.
The Uniting Church rejoices in its diversity of races, cultures and languages as God’s gracious gift and seeks be a true multicultural church living its faith and life cross-culturally.
The Being a Multicultural Church Circle seeks to create genuine ways for diverse voices and contributions to be respectfully heard across the wider membership of the church.
This Circle is for everyone, whether you are part of a small or big community, speaking English or not, recently arrived or having lived in Australia for generations.
Circle members will be invited to share their own stories of faith, hope and love in Christ Jesus. The Circle will be a platform to learn about and contribute to cross cultural learning, ministry with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, intentional intercultural ministry and formation for the next generation.
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CHURCH AND COVID-19
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Uniting in prayer and hope
Uniting together in prayer and hopeLeaders of the National Conferences of the Uniting Church met virtually this week, exchanging stories of faith and ministry in what has been a challenging time for many of their communities.Middle East National Conference Chairperson Rev. Gaby Kobrossi spoke about devastating impact of the explosions in Beirut and his community’s
Webinar: Church and COVID-19
Join the Being a Multicultural Circle and Assembly Resourcing Unit for our second webinar looking at the Church and COVID-19. The focus of this webinar will be our ministerial practices and how they have been impacted by the pandemic and new understandings that have emerged. The webinar will take place on Thursday 30 July from
How must we change in order to continue?
How must we change in order to continue?Around 100 people across the Uniting Church participated in the first in a series of webinars looking at how COVID-19 has challenged and changed us as the church.Presented by the Assembly Resourcing Unit and the Being a Multicultural Church Circle, the webinar on 9 July explored the topic
An Intercultural and Integenerational ChurchINTERCULTURAL AND INTERGENERATIONAL WORKSHOP How can people of different cultures and generations live out their faith together where everyone is welcome and valued, learning from the experience of First Peoples? The Assembly Resourcing Unit (ARU) has developed a workshop to explore these important questions in how we live out our life
Hope in the Empty Tomb
By Rev. Charissa Suli, Assembly National Consultant Ke tupulekina ‘etau Tui ‘i he Otua mo vahevahe ‘a e Ofa ‘a Kalaisi – “to grow our faith in God and share the love of Christ” was the Easter theme for the Cecil Gribble Congregation in the Sydney Central Coast Presbytery. For the first time the congregation