Monthly Archives: December 2017

As the old year passes

As the old year passes, we look back, reflect:
times of joy and promise, times we’d best forget.
God of the ages, help us walk your way.
Help us greet your future, seize tomorrow’s day

Sadness In a Time of Anticipation and Joy

In a time where much of our world
is caught up in anticipation of joy and celebration,
our world throws us death and tragedy anew,
and we are cast back into the story of Christ’s birth,
where hardship and stress abounded,
and death and tragedy was awfully injected
by cruelty and injustice.

We must never forget

Stuart McMillan, President of the Uniting Church in Australia has issued the following Pastoral Statement in response to the Final Report to the government of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Parliament voted yes

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has appealed to Church members to continue their respectful considerations on marriage, in the wake of the Australian Parliament’s changes to the marriage laws. “Some members of our Church will greet this legislative change with great joy whilst others will be deeply concerned about what they see as the consequences of the change.”