Rev. Beatriz Skippen and Celeste and Julio Marcelo at the 2019 Qld Synod. Celese and Julio have been stranded in Brazil.

Reaching out amid COVID-19

By Rev. Esteban Liévano, Chairperson of the Ibero-Latino National Conference Among our Brazilian and Latino communities, our churches have become drop in points for international students who have lost their jobs as a result of COVID-19 and can’t earn enough to provide for themselves. At Southside Uniting Church, we organised a set of groceries for […]

Summer Spirit held in WA Synod in February 2020

Finding new ways to build community

A report on multicultural ministry from WA By Bev Fabb, Acting Presbytery Secretary and Co-ordinator of the Multicultural Network of WA Synod. Every year in February the Presbytery of WA holds a two-day educational event called Summer Spirit. This year the theme was All of this is Us- Culture and Church. The focus was on […]

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A spirituality for the whole creation

What have we learned from the COVID-19 Crisis? By Rev. Dr Paul Goh, Justice and CALD Multicultural and Cross-cultural Officer, Synod of South Australia One single lesson that I rediscovered and learned during the COVID-19 pandemic is the interrelatedness of all things, from climate change to this coronavirus, and from cell to cosmos. Some scientists […]

Rev. Dr Jason Kioa livestreaming worship from home.

Life and Ministry during COVID-19

Rev. Dr Jason Kioa, Minister at Mascot Wesley Uniting Church and a Being a Multicultural Church Panel Member Since the shut-down of our churches for worship activities because of the restrictions of the Coronavirus pandemic, Mascot Wesley Uniting Church in Sydney has experienced a new way of being in worship space. The congregation chose to […]

Indonesian Christmas Celebration held at Glen Waverley Uniting Church attended by more than 150 people of different cultural and faith backgrounds

What would a multi-cross-cultural Christmas look like?

By Rev. Dr Matagi Vilitama, Being a Multicultural Church Advocate It’s mind boggling to imagine more than 2.4 billion people celebrating Christmas around the globe. Here in Australia, our First Peoples make up 3.3% of the population, there are more than 42% people of British and Irish ancestry, approximately 2.3% Kiwis, 5% of Chinese ancestry, 1.5% Indian, […]

Rev. Esteban Lievano, UCA President Dr Deidre Palmer and Rev. Beatriz Skippen celebrate communion at the first Ibero-Latino National Conference.

Joyful begininng – UCA Ibero-Latino National Conference

By Rev. Esteban Liévano, Chair of the Ibero-Latino National Conference On 12 October 2019, representatives of Spanish and Portuguese speaking members of the Uniting Church inaugurated the Ibero-Latino Conferencia Nacional (Ibero-Latino National Conference – ILNC) of the Uniting Church in Australia. The goal of the Conference is to foster connection among Spanish and Portuguese speaking […]

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, […]