Two weeks to go!
Make your response to the Act2 Project
November 15, 2023
People across the Uniting Church have only two weeks to make a response to the Act2 Project in the current major phase of engagement.
The Collective Discernment phase, which launched in June with the release of a major Act2 report, will close on 30 November after an intensive period of discernment across the country.
By responding to possible Directions and Options, you can help directly shape the recommendations to go before the 17th Assembly in July next year, and in turn, the future of the Uniting Church!
Every part of the Uniting Church has been invited to respond. We’re hearing from across the councils, but individual members of the Church also can make their own response. Here are three things you can do right now to get the key information and have your voice heard in these final weeks.
If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed by the process to respond, send the Act2 team an email and we can help.
People across the Uniting Church have two weeks to make a response to the Act2 Project.
- Read the key takeaways from the Act2 Report
These eight takeaways from the major Act2 Report help to summarise the challenges and opportunities people across the Uniting Church shared during the Act2 team’s first round of engagement between November 2022 and May 2023 (more detail in Section 2 of the Report). These insights about our life are important to grapple with if we are to discern whether the options and directions proposed will help us meet our challenges and take hold of opportunities.
- Get a snapshot on video
Our suite of videos is a great resource as you prepare your response. Four videos give you an overview of:
- The Directions
- The Options
- The Collective Discernment phase
- The Collective Discernment phase, Directions and Options (10min)
- Come to our final Going Deeper session
If you’re feeling stuck or want to equip yourself to lead this conversation, come to our final Going Deeper session and get some tips directly from members of the Act2 team. Thursday 16 November, 7:30pm AEDT. Register for the Zoom link here.
Individuals can make their response by using the tailored submission form found on this Response page of the Act2 website, linked below. You can read more about the Directions and Options in Sections 5 and 6 of the report. If you are finding it difficult to navigate the provided form, send your thoughts to the Project by email.