‘The Stations’ online provide Easter reflection

With Easter approaching and physical worship gatherings not taking place due to restrictions amid the COVID-19 outbreak, churches are preparing to acknowledge and celebrate Easter in a whole new way.

Rev Don Dowling, retired Minister and member at Margaret River Uniting Church, has made available a series of video resources which could be used for personal reflection or online group discussions, themed around the 2014 Stations of the Cross Art Exhibition, held at Uniting Church in the City, Wesley Perth.Continue Reading

Ideas for running virtual church

David Beards is a member at Maylands-Mt Lawley Uniting Church who works professionally to provide communications solutions. He shares some great information for congregations moving worship services into the online space.

Sunday 22 March at Maylands-Mt Lawley Uniting Church will be remembered as a memorable service.

With the smell of bleach and hand sanitiser in the air, the congregation gathered in the hall for the last time for a while. We spaced out the chairs, our music team played, and Rev Steve Francis, Moderator of the Uniting Church WA, gave a message on ‘resilience’.Continue Reading

Busselton shines a virtual light

With worship services in WA closing due to COVID-19, churches are in a new (to some) space of keeping connected. Physical distancing is vital to lowering the impact of this virus, and thus needs to be taken seriously.

In good news, physically distancing does not have to mean socially isolating ourselves. In fact, with modern technology we can be more socially connected than ever, with an increase in online activity.

Busselton Uniting Church have been one of many to take up this opportunity, offering online resources for families or individuals to use while we are all practising physical distancing. Each Friday, Rev Andrew Broadbent, Minister at Busselton Uniting Church, will upload a video message and an accompanying PDF resource with prayers, reflection questions and links to traditional and contemporary music. Continue Reading

Coronavirus updates

The health, safety and wellbeing of Uniting Church members as well as the wider community is front and centre of everything we do.

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, we at the Uniting Church WA are adapting and responding to the global pandemic while adhering to the latest Government advice.

The Uniting Church WA website has gathered some information to provide much-needed certainty and hopefully some reassurance, during this most uncertain time. You can access the information, including updates, prayers, reflections, ideas for digital ministry and important links here.

Exciting growth in POD program

This year, for the first time in a long time, the Uniting Church WA has seen a jump in the number of people undertaking a Period of Discernment (POD). From just six people at the beginning of  2019, there are now 14 people who have entered the POD program.

A Period of Discernment with the Uniting Church WA is an opportunity for members to explore where their call from God might be leading them. While it is necessary to undertake a POD to begin candidacy for ministry in the Uniting Church, people may enter the program for a range of other reasons. It is a year-long journey of reflection on God’s call. Continue Reading

Mandorla Art Award reflects on Micah

For 25 years, The Mandorla Art Award has been operating in Perth WA as a unique invitation to artists from all backgrounds to submit their works which are inspired by biblical scripture. Over time, this National Christian Art Award has grown to include submissions by some of Australia’s most celebrated contemporary artists, including Brian McKay, John Coburn and Anh Do.Continue Reading

Anniversary celebrations at Wesley

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Uniting Church in the City (UCIC), Wesley Perth is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the historic building opened in 1870 on the corner of William and Hay Streets, Perth, this April.

The celebrations will also mark the 190th anniversary since the congregation had its beginnings in the Swan River Colony in 1830 with a party of Methodist settlers from Hull, England arriving and  taking up residence. The Hardey family established themselves on the Maylands peninsula, building Tranby House and farm. They conducted the first Methodist service under a Jarrah Tree in Hay Street, Perth on Sunday 6 June 1830. Continue Reading