Category: News & Announcements

  • Synod budget approved

    Rev Susy Thomas, Moderator of the Uniting Church WA, wrote a pastoral letter to the church, advising them of financial decisions made at the 45th Annual Meeting of the Synod of WA, held from Friday 10 to Sunday 13 September. Members of the Synod agreed to an operating budget deficit of $450 000 for the […]

  • KCO dreaming

    This year, Kids Camp Out (KCO) was postponed in March due to significantly lower registrations. Unfortunately, this was not unexpected as the number of campers have been noticeably declining over the past five years due to Uniting Church WA children growing up and being in high school, with some now being young adults. KCO has […]

  • India’s ‘Corona Tsunami’

    India’s COVID-19 surge has overloaded its struggling heath system and is causing thousands of deaths per day. Uniting Church partners, the Church of North India (CNI), are not immune. Battling to keep people fed as a second lockdown wreaks havoc, and spreading critical health information to help beat the spread of the disease, they’re on […]

  • Recovery after the storm

    Cyclone Seroja crossed our coast at about 8.00pm on Sunday 11 April, beginning its destructive journey in Port Gregory, just south of Kalbarri. Winds of up to 170km/hr, the strongest recorded in more than 50 years, tore homes, businesses and trees apart, leaving behind masses of debris. Coastal areas south of Kalbarri saw about 70 […]

  • General Secretary announced

    Rev Andrew Syme has been appointed as the General Secretary of the Uniting Church WA. He began his role on Monday 17 May, and will stay in the position until the 45th Annual Meeting of the Synod of WA, in September this year. Rev David de Kock retired as General Secretary on Monday 31 May […]

  • Keep our kids out of prison: Raise the Age

    Most Australians don’t realise that we put kids in prison. In a public opinion poll by the Australia Institute, 73% of Australians had no idea that children as young as ten are currently locked up in our prison system. It’s not surprising, since most people imagine kids at that age to be, well… kids. But […]

  • COVID-19 restrictions in Perth and Peel regions

    Dear Friends Thank you for working together and your contribution to the success of the lockdown of Perth and Peel regions which ends at 12:01am tonight, Tuesday 27 April. However, as advised by the Premier, Perth and Peel regions will continue restrictions until 12:01am this Saturday, 1 May 2021. Please note, that where Government advice […]

  • Calling for Justice for Refugees on Palm Sunday

    Justice for Refugees WA, a network of more the 40 community organisations, faith groups and human rights agencies, is calling on Australia’s political leaders to abandon the current harsh and unjust policies of detention, uncertainty and limbo, and to instead provide permanent protection for people seeking safety. Instead of prolonging the despair of people seeking […]

  • Help support ministry in fire affected communities

    As part of the Uniting Church WA’s pastoral and material response to people affected in the recent Wooroloo and Hills bushfires, a $20 000 donation has been committed to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF), Western Australia’s official State emergency fund, to help ease the financial burden of people’s loss. During the fires, the […]

  • 2020 Christmas Messages from Leaders of Christian Churches in Australia

    President of the National Council of Churches Bishop Philip Huggins and other national church leaders have shared their Christmas messages – NCCA Christmas Messages