What’s been happening (Page 13)

What’s been happening (Page 13)

An intergenerational way to choose a mission project (or 2)

On the first Sunday in September, we shared that the Compassion donations have far exceeded the amount of money needed for the sponsorship of our 3 children around the world.  Instead of sponsoring more children, we decided to look at supporting another project or two.  The process we adopted was intergenerational and was in line with the UCA’s definition of mission.  We ended up selecting 2 UCA Uniting projects – one supporting young people in their education and another at…

Uniting Church Studies – An introduction

Scott Leslie – Transition Ministry Coordinator In July I spent a week taking a course called Uniting Church studies. The course is designed for people who are coming into ministry in the Uniting Church from other denominations, and for those coming from overseas. I met a great bunch of fellow students and it was encouraging to hear about their varied backgrounds, and their ministry in the UCA. On the first day we visited three church buildings in the CBD representing…

Climate Change Rally at Ruffey Lake Park

MUC’s newly formed ‘Social Justice Action Group’ had its first outing on Saturday 8 September when members joined a Climate Change Rally at Ruffey Lake Park in beautiful sunshine. We were encouraged to draw our handprints on a large colourful banner calling for a fast and fair transition away from coal to 100% renewables. It was great to meet in good spirit with like-minded local folk who shared a passion for trying to turn the tide and are fighting the…

Minster’s Note – September 2018

“… walking with communities locally, nationally and globally”. Part One Human beings were created to be in relationship with each other. In fact, in order to continue to grow and become all that we could be – to self-actualise – we are dependent on the support and input of other people. (As much as it pains me as an introvert to admit it!) Therefore it is vital for individuals to belong to a community that nurtures, encourages and inspires them…