A message of peace on Perth’s streets

Churches, organisations and individuals will be calling for humane policies for asylum seekers and refugees in Australia this Palm Sunday 13 April. Palm Sunday has been known as a  day when churches march for peace as it is the day Jesus is recognised as the King of Peace. A Walk for Justice for Refugees will take place on the streets of Perth, organised by the  Justice4Refugees WA network. They are calling for compassion, not punishment; an end to offshore processing and an end to mandatory detention. Continue Reading

Celebrating a ministy of care

Tom's retirement resizedCelebrating a ministry of care Rev Isobelle Shortreed organised a retirement service for Rev Tom Wilson last November at Noranda Uniting Church.

After many years in congregational ministry, including as a home missioner, Tom served at the Wasley Centre from 1980 providing counselling and training in the field. However  when the centre moved outside the Uniting Church – to the Wasley Institute – his role was no longer officially a church placement. Tom has been of great service to the church  throughout his ministry, and his work is appreciated by many. Continue Reading

Postcards with love from Good Samaritan Industries

Good Samaritan Industries (GSI) has teamed up with Postcare, a new mobile phone and device app which allows users to take a photo on their digital device and send it via the post  as a good-old postcard.

Launched last year at the Uniting Church in the City Centre, each postcard is processed by staff at GSI, a community service agency of the Uniting Church in WA providing employment for people living with a disability. Continue Reading

Uniting Church moarns passing

The Uniting Church in Australia is saddened to announce the death of the late Rev Ian Tanner who passed away Friday 27 December 2013.

Ian was a past President of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly from 1985 to 1988 and served as the first Moderator of the Synod of South Australia from 1977-1979.Continue Reading