Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope – next UCA Assembly

The 15th Assembly of the Uniting Church will take place 8-14th July 2018.

The theme of the Assembly is Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope.

If you are interested there is a lot of information about the Assembly, including reports and proposals that can be accessed here: https://uniting.church

On the website there are also ways you can keep up with what is happening at Assembly and ways you can be involved even though you will not be attending. Please pray for the Assembly and those attending as they discern God’s leading on many proposals and action of the Uniting Church nationally.

Proposal on marriage
You may be aware by now that a proposal will be presented to the Assembly on marriage and below is a summary of that proposal written by Rev Karyl Davison one of the Canberra Region Presbytery members to Assembly. There are also two short video links you may like to view giving an over view of this particular proposal.

Rev Dr Ji Zhang     https://vimeo.com/264924501

Rev Alistair McRae   https://vimeo.com/264923268

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About FACE program mid-2017

Are you ready for a life-changing experience?

About FACE is a Faith And Cultural Exchange program of the Uniting Church in partnership with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC).

The next About FACE will be June 24 – July 8, 2017.  It will involve briefing and preparation, time living in UAICC communities and debriefing the experience. About FACE is open to people 18 years and over. The program aims to create an ‘about face’ in the attitudes and lifestyles of participants and to build relationships and bridges of understanding.

The program celebrates the Covenant relationship between the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. The program encourages participants and those supporting them to be actively involved in Covenanting and working together for reconciliation in our Uniting Church and in their wider communities.

About FACE Q&A vimeo: https://vimeo.com/64023584

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14th Assembly – Day 6 (Friday 17 July 2015)

Assembly begins today with Communion, Worship, and Bible Study (today facilitated by Dr Rosemary Dewerse).

ASC Proposals are considered; Agencies proposals are taken.

Overseas visitors have their say.

Synod and Presbytery Proposals are made and considered.

Late afternoon, Declaration of Ballots.

Evening: This session will allow the Presbytery of WA to conduct the ordination of two members of Congress. Members of the Assembly are invited to join in this significant event in the life of Congress and the Presbytery of WA.

Another 11 1/2 hour day for members.

14th Assembly – Day 5 (Thursday 16 July 2015)

Assembly begins today with Communion, Worship and Bible Study.

ASC Proposals are considered; Agencies make reports, responses to questions raised in earlier sessions.

Early afternoon, there is a Ballot for President elect (2nd ballot if required).

Beneficiary Fund will Report; Agencies make reports, responses to questions raised in earlier sessions.

Declaration of ballot for President-Elect: Dr Deidre Palmer.

ASC Proposals will be considered.

Evening: Cato Lecture (Rev Dr Lin)

Another 11 1/2 hour day for members.

14th Assembly – Day 4 (Wednesday 15 July 2015)

On this day, the Assembly begins with Communion, Worship and Bible Study.

Working Group feedback is given; ASC Proposals are again under consideration; Assembly members have a second session to engage with Agencies around their reports.

There will be a Dinner for Ecumenical and Overseas Guests.

This will only be a 10 1/2 hour day.