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  Uniting Church in Australia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) was formed on June 22, 1977 when the Methodist Church of Australasia, Presbyterian Church of Australia and Congregational Union of Australia came together under the Basis of Union document.
The Uniting Church is example of ecumenism, it is one of a number of uniting-united churches globally.
The range of theology perspectives in the UCA is broad, reflecting its Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational origins and its commitment to ecumenism.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Uniting_Church_in_Australia   (1879 words)

  
 What is the Uniting Church in Australia
The Uniting Church in Australia was formed on June 22, 1977, as a union of three churches: the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
The Uniting Church constantly seeks to affirm its biblical and theological understanding that "Christians in Australia are called to bear witness to a unity of faith and life in Christ which transcends cultural and economic, national and racial boundaries".
The church is an active member of the National Council of Churches in Australia, the World Council of Churches http://www.wcc-coe.org/wcc/english.html, the Christian Conference of Asia, the World Alliance of Reformed Churches http://warc.ch/, and the World Methodist Council.
igw.nsw.uca.org.au /uca.htm   (897 words)

  
 Basis of Union - Uniting Church in Australia
In 1977 the Congregational, Methodist and Presbyterian Churches united to establish the Uniting Church in Australia.
The Uniting Church acknowledges that the faith and unity of the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church are built upon the one Lord Jesus Christ.
The Uniting Church acknowledges that the demand of the Gospel, the response of the Church to the Gospel, and the discipline which it requires are partly expressed in the formulation by the Church of its law.
igw.nsw.uca.org.au /basis_of_union.htm   (4166 words)

  
 Future Of The Uniting Church In Australia?
A church which endeavours to be a church of grace is tested at the point of the determination of distinctives: while there is an urge towards toleration, there is also the necessity to discern boundaries.
For example, ministers in the UCA are not permitted the luxury of thinking and acting in ways contrary to the UCA stance on baptism and on acceptance of women in leadership in the UCA.
The UCA has been an exciting venture: perhaps it is time to recognize that it has peaked in its present form, and needs to be laid aside with thanksgiving in favour of a new future.
jmm.aaa.net.au /articles/8855.htm   (580 words)

  
 Uniting Church in Australia - Synod of WA
Born in 1977, the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) is this nation's only truly indigenous mainstream Christian movement.
To be 'uniting' means to follow in the steps of Jesus who sought unity, prayed for unity and died to unite God and humanity.
If you are not a Uniting Church member, we invite you to attend one of our services, at a congregation near you.
wa.uca.org.au   (182 words)

  
 National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Uniting in Worship 2 is the culmination of a decade of writing and compiling a comprehensive set of services and prayers and readings to guide Uniting Church worship for the 21st century.
Uniting Church leaders today condemned the Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms and the limited safeguards announced yesterday which do little to protect the rights and conditions of Australia’s most vulnerable workers.
In 2003 I stood representing the Uniting Church at the first anniversary service of the October 12, 2002 Bali Bombing, watching grieving families throw their sprig of frangipani and wattle into the memorial pool, aghast at the number of people affected by that terrible event...
nat.uca.org.au /home   (1018 words)

  
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A church was built in Gouger Street and they became a congregation of the United Presbyterian Church, later moving to a larger building in Flinders Street in 1865.
In 1977 Scots Church became a parish of the newly formed Uniting Church in Australia, a union of Congregational, Presbyterian and Methodist Churches.
In 1957 it was replaced by the organ from Flinders Street Church and this organ was rebuilt and enlarged in 1990 (note the Horizontal Trumpets at the rear of the church).
www.scotschurch.org.au /About.htm   (917 words)

  
 Uniting Church in Australia - Comment on 'Church on the rocks'
It is fairly clear to me that the Protestant church was infiltrated and perhaps even compromised during the period of Indonesian occupation and the period associated with the UN sponsored referendum.
Church members, pastors and even ministers are not beyond their grasp.
The church is fully aware of this situation and is constantly faced with the issue of sustaining itself in such a climate of national poverty.
www.etan.org /et2004/july/22/16unitng.htm   (1706 words)

  
 Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Uniting Church in Australia
The Uniting Church in Australia  · cached · The official website/portal of the Uniting Church in Australia.
Synod of Western Australia  · Official website of the regional council for the Uniting Church in Australia that covers southern parts of the state of Western Australia.
Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC)  · iweb · cached · The UAICC is an autonomous organisation within the Uniting Church in Australia.
www.incywincy.com /default?p=529017   (285 words)

  
 Gosford Uniting Church - Gosford,NSW
The Uniting Church is the third largest church in Australia (the Roman Catholic and the Anglican churches are larger).
The Uniting Church was formed in 1977 from three churches which had been represented in Australia for nearly two centuries: The Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia, and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
These churches agreed to come together to form a church which was committed to work in a fresh way on what it means to be a faithful Christian church in this part of the world in the changing circumstances of the twentieth century.
netministries.org /see/churches/ch05728   (337 words)

  
 religion: christianity: denominations: uniting-church-in-australia: unitingcare Spirit And Sky
An agency of the Uniting Church in Australia that provides support services to people in eastern metro area of Melbourne who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or homelessness.
A community service agency of The Uniting Church in Australia operating primarily within the City of Stonnington, an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria which incorporates Prahran, South Yarra and Malvern.
Uniting HealthCare is a significantly large provider of health care services in Queensland, employing over 3,200 people and treating about 100,000 patients each year.
www.spiritandsky.com /religion/christianity/denominations/uniting-church-in-australia/unitingcare   (475 words)

  
 NSW Synod - Uniting Church in Australia
Uniting Church leaders have condemned the Government’s proposed industrial relations reforms and the limited safeguards announced yesterday which do little to protect the rights and conditions of Australia’s most vulnerable workers.
Churches are concerned about the global trend towards criminalising refugees, asylum seekers and migrants through tightened borders and increased detention.
Uniting Church members are being invited to join a national movement that aims to make a difference for low income and disadvantaged Australians.
www.nsw.uca.org.au   (1434 words)

  
 Uniting Church in Australia - Synod of Western Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Uniting Church in Australia - Synod of Western Australia
The Uniting Church faces many opportunities and challenges at the present time.
The papers do not represent the official position of the Uniting Church, except insofar as the papers in Section 1 seek to faithfully represent the position of the Church as reflected in the Basis of Union and in decisions of the Assembly from time to time.
www.wa.uca.org.au /bookshop_details.asp?ID=11529   (200 words)

  
 YORK WA: The Uniting Church in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Uniting Church was formed in 1977 when the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches within Australia came together to form a new Australian church.
This statement remains a strength within the Church and has led the Church towards its commitment to being an inclusive church.
The statements of the Church are aspirations towards which we are constantly seeking to move.
www.yorkwa.com.au /UnitingChurch/UCA.htm   (218 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Uniting Church in Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Synod of South Australia - Official website of the regional council for the Uniting Church in Australia that covers the state of South Australia.
Synod of Western Australia - Official website of the regional council for the Uniting Church in Australia that covers southern parts of the state of Western Australia.
Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) - The UAICC is an autonomous organisation within the Uniting Church in Australia.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Uniting_Church_in_Australia   (326 words)

  
 The Acacia Ridge Uniting Church
The Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia, in fellowship with the whole Church Catholic, and seeking to bear witness to that unity which is both Christ's gift and His will for the Church, entered into union under the name of the Uniting Church in Australia.
She believes that Christians in Australia are called to bear witness to a unity of faith and life in Christ which transcends cultural and economic, national and racial boundaries, and to this end she commits herself to seek special relationships with Churches in Asia and the Pacific.
The Uniting Church enters into unity with the Church throughout the ages by her use of the confessions known as the Apostle's Creed and the Nicene Creed.
www.uq.net.au /~zzrawill/sunnybank/community/churches/scc_aru.htm   (643 words)

  
 Moderator, NSW Synod, Uniting Church in Australia
Mr Jim Mein is Moderator of the New South Wales Synod of the Uniting Church in Australia.
"One of the catch cries of the Uniting Church is 'Unity in Diversity'," Mr Mein said.
His primary responsibility as Moderator is "to hear and articulate a vision for the future of the Church".
nsw.uca.org.au /secretariat/moderator.htm   (399 words)

  
 Wesley & St. Aidan's Uniting Church
The Canberra Central Parish is the largest Uniting Church community in the Canberra region, embracing members from across the city and beyond.
Together, we seek to worship God in spirit and in truth, share the hope we have found in Jesus Christ, develop programs that enhance community and family life, and be a focus for excellence in sacred music and the development of music ministry in worship and in the community.
We are an open and progressive faith community, centred in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and grateful for the heritage of literary, historical and scientific enquiry that has marked recent centuries.
www.wesleycanberra.org.au   (158 words)

  
 A pastoral letter from the Moderators of the Uniting Church in Australia - NEWS/MEDIA at the 10th National Assembly 2003
It recognises that parts of our church have as their basic Christian standard ‘celibacy in singleness and faithfulness in marriage’.
The proposal attempts to help the Uniting Church be a place where all its members can participate in the mission and ministry of Christ through the Church, seeking to live up to the high expectations of our Christian calling.
A group of Uniting Church leaders will meet in the next fortnight to produce a more detailed resource for our members in relation to these issues.
assembly2003.uca.org.au /newsmedia/stories/moderatorletter.htm   (348 words)

  
 About deacons in the Uniting Church in Australia- front page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
the badge of deacons in the Uniting Church in Australia
When the Uniting Church in Australia (UCA) formed in 1977, it acknowledged in its foundational document, the Basis of Union, that, "at the time of union many seek a renewal of the diaconate in which men and women offer their time and talents in the service of humankind in the face of changing needs."
Deacons are ministers who are ordained to work primarily in the non church community, dealing with issues of social justice, empowering the marginalised to regain a measure of power in the community.
diakonia.uniting.com.au /uca/about.htm   (295 words)

  
 The Mystery Worshipper: Auburn Uniting Church Melbourne Australia
The neighbourhood: The church is situated in a leafy, affluent suburb – quite close to the centre of Melbourne.
Obviously this church has a fine musical tradition, and the excellent choir would be the envy of much larger congregations.
Everyone headed to the side of the church, and as there were so few there, I was soon introduced to most of them.
www.ship-of-fools.com /Mystery/2004/727.html   (530 words)

  
 Open Directory - Society: Religion and Spirituality: Christianity: Denominations: Uniting Church in Australia: ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Harrison Community Services - An agency of the Uniting Church in Australia that provides support services to people in eastern metro area of Melbourne who are at risk of abuse, neglect, exploitation or homelessness.
Prahran Mission - A community service agency of The Uniting Church in Australia operating primarily within the City of Stonnington, an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria which incorporates Prahran, South Yarra and Malvern.
Uniting HealthCare - Uniting HealthCare is a significantly large provider of health care services in Queensland, employing over 3,200 people and treating about 100,000 patients each year.
dmoz.org /Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Uniting_Church_in_Australia/UnitingCare   (799 words)

  
 Kapunda Uniting Church - Kapunda,South Australia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the early days of Kapunda, before the Methodist Church was established, it was the practise of the early Methodists to gather in one another's homes for Divine Worship.
A cemetery that had been situated at the rear of the original Main Street Church was closed in May 1855 and two of the older and better preserved headstones were saved and resited alongside the new Church.
Early in its formation, the Kapunda Wesleyan Church frequently had difficulty in seating all its congregation, even in the new Church, and the circuit was so big that some services were held at 5 o'clock on Sunday mornings so that the Minister could attend all his Churches in the one day.
netministries.org /see/churches.exe/ch06479?frame=n   (422 words)

  
 Society Religion and Spirituality Christianity Denominations Uniting Church in Australia UnitingCare   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The national body for community services in the Uniting Church supporting service delivery and advocacy for children, young people, families, people with disabilities and older people.
It gives expression to the Uniting Church commitment to support individuals, families and communities by caring services.
An agency of the Uniting Church in Australia.
www.allin1sports.com /dir.cfm?cat=Society/Religion_and_Spirituality/Christianity/Denominations/Uniting_Church_in_Australia/UnitingCare   (759 words)

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