Tag: Covid

  • International partnerships support churches in our global region

    Kerry Povey, Chair of the International Partnerships and Development Commission, delivered a report to the 45th Annual Meeting of the Synod of WA on Saturday, highlighting the work of the commission. Kerry explained that the commission is engaged with four key partners, in West Papua, Timor Leste, West Timor, and Sri Lanka.

  • Supporting church partners in a COVID-19 world

    Dr Sureka Goringe, National Director of UnitingWorld, gave an update via livestream on the work of the agency at the 45th Synod today, Saturday 11 September. UnitingWorld is an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, partnering with global churches as they work with marginalised and vulnerable communities in their local contexts. Sureka began her […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Uni life in lockdown

    In February 2020, I travelled to Melbourne to begin my studies as part of candidating through the Uniting Church WA to become a Minister of the Word. My studies and ministry formation took place at Pilgrim Theological College and I lived – and worked as the chapel verger – at Queen’s College, University of Melbourne. […]

  • Working together to end loneliness

    While it is true that recent COVID times have led to people feeling more lonely, loneliness was prevalent in our communities even before the pandemic put people around the world into lockdown – or kept us from travelling to see loved ones interstate. It has been reported that loneliness can have similar health effects on […]

  • Caring agencies get creative through COVID

    Uniting Church WA caring agencies, through the Uniting WA Forum, presented their reports to the 44th Annual Meeting of the Synod, focusing on how they have adapted to continue to provide essential services in the community through the COVID-19 pandemic. They also each thanked Rev Steve Francis, Ex-Moderator of the Uniting Church WA, for his […]

  • Presbytery of WA’s new normal

    Presbytery of Western Australia chairperson, Bob Hunt presented the Presbytery report to the 44th Annual Meeting of the Synod of WA on Saturday 12 September at Wesley College highlighting three issues, post COVID-19, finances and property. The information provided for the “Vision – What does the church look like in 2030” session shows the concerning […]

  • Moderator’s Coronavirus Pandemic Prayer for the World

    Holy and loving God, awesome Creator and marvelous Saviour, we thank you for your life-giving love. Jesus reminds us that such is your care for us that even the hairs on our head are numbered. We lament with you over the spread of the coronavirus around the WORLD. We are saddened by suffering and death […]

  • COVID-19 – The importance of Community

    The COVID-19 pandemic felt at first like a spanner in the works. Major parts of normal life seemed to grind to a halt from COVID-19. At times it all felt quite surreal, something out of a dystopian movie. This ugly virus has caused catastrophic medical, economic and social reverberations around the world. The global scale […]