Melville Uniting Church has decided to close as a congregation, and held its final service on Sunday 23 June 2019. The Korean Presbyterian Church, who has been meeting at the premises for 20 years, sung a moving hymn to open the service, which was attended by more than 120 people. During worship, Jean Mackenzie delivered this address on behalf of the congregation.
Kalamunda’s ChurchLINKS is about to celebrate its 10th birthday!
You are invited to help us celebrate on Sunday 28 July, 2.00pm, at a special combined service at the Kalamunda Holy Family Catholic Church, Railway Road, Kalamunda.
ChurchLINKS is a movement initiated by Margaret Brodie, a member of the Kalamunda Uniting Church, in 2009.
As the name implies, the aim was for local churches within the Shire (now City) of Kalamunda to develop a greater knowledge of each other and, apart from getting to know more Christian friends, to also find out more about the community outreach programs each church was doing. Perhaps we could even be more effective if we linked up and worked together.
More than 150 religious leaders from across Australia have issued an open letter calling on Prime Minister Scott Morrison to recognise Australia’s moral responsibility to avoid climate catastrophe and halt all new coal and gas projects.
The religious leaders span the spectrum of faiths and include the heads of the National Council of Churches, Muslims Australia, the Uniting Church in Australia, the Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, as well as the Grand Mufti of Australia, Bishops, senior Rabbis and leading theologians.
When you are experiencing homelessness, winter in Perth can seem endless. For UnitingCare West, the onset of winter has seen an increase in the numbers of people seeking assistance.
Now its 94th year, the Busselton Wildflower Exhibition is gearing up to welcome local enthusiasts as well as visitors from further afield this September. The South West corner of Western Australia is renowned for having one of the richest and most diverse flora in the world and attracts visitors from around the State, Australia and overseas.
Exhibition chairman Barry Oates said it was an opportunity to see spectacular wildflowers you couldn’t see anywhere else in the world.
A Dedication Service for the new premises of St Andrew’s Uniting Church was held on Monday 16 June.
The new building is located on Bennett St, East Perth, and will provide a space for the congregation to live out their vision of reaching the people of East Perth, and building their congregation as a company of God’s faithful people. Prior to moving into their new premises, St Andrew’s Uniting Church were holding worship services at St Bartholomew’s, following the sale of the church building on Pier St due to safety concerns.
The latest copy of The Big Issue states that “more than 116 000 Australians don’t have a place to call home each night – and more than 8 000 of these people are sleeping rough”.
Indeed, I’ve noticed an increase in the number of rough sleepers in the doorways, parks, alleyways and on pavements in Perth’s CBD over the past year or so. Many of them depend on the charity of passers-by and/or charitable organisations for the wherewithal to continue living.
How can we be so hard-hearted to see these unfortunate human beings struggling to keep alive, whilst doing so little to help them, in what is claimed to be a nation built on Christian values?