Humans of the Uniting Church
March 6, 2023
In a new regular series this year, we’re excited to be featuring some of the inspirational people who make up the Uniting Church. Check out the growing hub of stories here.
If you know of someone with a great story to tell, contact us and nominate them to be featured.
This week we hear from Kate Barton who belongs to Warwick Uniting Church in Queensland.
"I love telling people how diverse the Uniting Church is"
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What’s your Uniting Church story?
I grew up in the UCA. As time went on I became involved in youth and young adult camps and leadership, which led me to be connected with the Queensland Synod and the Uniting Church Assembly.
What enlivens your faith?
Taking intentional quiet time to reflect, pray, and just sit with God. I've recently started the practice of head-covering during these times and find it so special; doing something different like this has really reinvigorated my faith.
What’s one thing you love telling people about the UCA?
I love telling people how diverse the Uniting Church is, and how it is full of so many amazing people.
What’s one thing you’d like to change, or something you hope for?
I hope that we (members of the Uniting Church) can become less frustrated and annoyed by red tape and processes. They are there for a reason, and if we look at them in a different light they can help us to build stronger congregations and participate in more mission work.
I would also love to see a national online space for church so that those who may not be able to attend a physical church can have a space and way to actively connect.
What's one thing you would like the rest of the Uniting Church to pray for?
The caregivers of children, especially those who may struggle to attend a physical church, that may feel left out, lonely and isolated from their church communities.