Weaving together as UCA family

Rev. S. Juliette Maua’i reports back from the Samoan National Conference (SNC) annual gathering for Ministers, Leaders and Young People held at Inala Uniting Church, QLD, from 17-19 October 2019. SNC 2019 was a time filled with love and hope, as we gathered together weaving relationships and building up the community of Samoans who have […]

Tagata Pasifika Theological Symposium

13-14 September 2019Leigh Memorial Church, Parramatta NSW You are invited to come and hear theological voices from a Pacific cultural background.Hear what they have to say and in the spaces provided discuss with others theimplications for the church in Australia and in the islands. Beginning at Friday 13th 2:00 pm  A worship service will be […]

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 […]

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Living the message of Easter

The Uniting Church is made up of many culturally diverse communities that bring their own cultural traditions and different understandings of faith. At Easter, many of our multicultural communities draw upon the rich cultural traditions of Easter in their home countries and the expression and meaning given to Easter in those places. Rev. Ajub Jahja, […]

Blessed to Bless – INC 2019

By Alfian Oematan, Secretary of the UCA Indonesia National Conference The 14th Indonesian National Conference (INC) took place on 5th-7th April 2019, at St Andrew’s Gardiner Uniting Church, Melbourne. The theme was, “Blessed to Bless”. We really feel God’s blessing on us as an Indonesian congregation in the Uniting Church in Australia, but it cannot […]

Decorated boiled eggs are an Easter tradition in Lebanon

What I miss at Easter

Levon Kardashian reflects on Easter in his home country of Lebanon and adapting to a different experience in Australia. In our Church which has symbols for everything and everything symbolises something, this Easter I was looking for the symbols my home church has to mark Christ’s death and resurrection, but I could not find them. […]

Your Invitation to Share

Fakaalofa atu, Where are we in our multicultural ministry in our Synods, Presbyteries and CALD communities? I’d like to encourage our panel members, the multi/cross cultural workers in all councils of the church and all our circle members to use our Being a Multicultural Church Circle Facebook and the Newsletter as platforms to: engage our […]

Many Cultures, One in Christ

By Natalie Martignago, Liuanga Palu and Dr Glen Powell “It was such a significant moment. To be amongst people from different cultures, sharing the love and good news of JESUS CHRIST.” Makarite Erasito Many Cultures, One in Christ is a new worship event held throughout the year in Sydney Presbytery. The event series is designed […]

Living God’s Call

Sermon by Rev. Charissa Suli at the Induction of Rev Isileli Jason Kioa Induction Service, Saturday 9h February 2019, 3.00pm, Mascot Wesley UCA. Readings: Isaiah 6:1-8, Psalm 138, 1 Corinthians 15:1-11, Luke 5:1-11 The Lord be with you! I bring you greetings from the National Assembly office and I greet you in the name of […]

Christ born into every culture

Circle Advocate Rev. Dr Matagi Vilitama shares a Christmas message. Christmas is a time for family and community in most cultures. It is one time in the year when families travel to spend quality time with loved ones and enjoy being in communion with one another. In many island cultures, the umu or lovo (earth […]