The Preamble to the Constitution of the Uniting Church states that “As the Church believes God guided it into union so it believes that God is calling it to continually seek a renewal of its life as a community of all First Peoples and of Second Peoples from many lands”.
The Walking Together as First and Second Peoples Circle encourages members of the UCA to see a destiny together, praying and working together for a fuller expression of our reconciliation in Jesus Christ. The Circle is a space for walking together, for listening to and sharing of the experiences of our Indigenous brothers and sisters. The Circle will consider some of the important issues that impact our ability to live out our Covenant commitments.
MEET CIRCLE ADVOCATE ALISON OVEREEM
Circle Panel Members
The Panel Members for this Circle are Tim Molineux, Nathan Tyson, Joy Han, Jennie Gordon, Seung Jae Yeon, Michelle Cook and Stephanie Teh
What does Walking together look like in practice?: NRW 2022 conversation
What does Walking Together look like in practice?To mark National Reconciliation Week 2022 which takes place from 27 May – 3 June, members of the Walking Together as First and Second peoples Circle Panel are hosting an online conversation.All members of the Circle and the wider Uniting Church are invited to listen in, join in,…
Week 1 Going Deeper into the Wilderness
Week 1: Going Deeper into the WildernessFrom the Walking Together as First and Second Peoples CircleThe Colonial wilderness; waranta muylatina (strength within)READINGLuke 4: 1-13 (NRSV)4 Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, 2 where for forty days he was tempted by the devil.…
'Yes we celebrate, but things must change'
‘Yes we celebrate, but things must change’Sunday 13 February 2022 marks the 14th Anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations.On 13 February 2008, then-Prime Minister Kevin Rudd publically apologised on behalf of the Federal Government to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children forcibly removed from their families, communities, culture and country under…
Churches mark 2022 Day of Mourning
Churches mark a Day of MourningUniting Church members marked a Day of Mourning on Sunday 23 January 2022 holding worship services which invited people to reflect on the effects of invasion and colonisation on Australia’s First Peoples.More than 60 congregations and communities registered for the Day of Mourning. We share some reflections from UCA members on…