Between staring at a computer screen at work, juggling kids, chores, binge-watching Netflix and connecting on social media, we’re spending an average of 80 per cent of our time indoors. Unfortunately, this isn’t doing us or our families any good. Here are some quick, beneficial reasons to unplug and step outside.
Over the weekend more than 60 people gathered for the Perth Peacemaking Conference to coincide with the 100 year anniversary of the end of WW1.
An impressive range of speakers provided insight, challenge and inspiration as the group considered what has been learnt 100 years on. Are we moving towards a more peaceful world? What can we do to be better peacemakers?
What do you get if you combine 41 adults, 19 children, fun, sun, sand, activities, a campfire, and lots of conversation? The recent combined Star Street and Maylands – Mt Lawley Uniting Church Camp!
On a lovely Spring day in September, Pinjarra Uniting Church held a Great Outback BBQ and Worship Service, to raise funds for Frontier Services, an agency of the Uniting Church in Australia, supporting people in the outback.
Mother Teresa of Kolkata is quoted as saying: “None of us, including me, ever do great things. But we can all do small things, with great love, and together we can something wonderful.”
Although we often think it’s the bigger stuff that makes the real difference, the evidence indicates it’s the small things that together make up the substance of all we hope for. With this in mind ‘A light on every street’ has been developed to enable us to step out in a small but significant way to share something of the Good News of the hope our faith has to offer.
Rev Alison Gilchrist was Inducted as Presbytery Minister Mission for the Uniting Church WA on Friday night 26 October at Maylands Mt Lawley Uniting Church.
Rev Dr Alan Stubbs migrated to Australia in 1947 from England with his parents, Jack and Frances. He served within the Methodist and the Uniting Church for nearly 60 years.
His engagement with the church commenced in the late 1950s in youth activities at Bagot Road, Subiaco. During this time, he met and married Dorothy McKay and together they have travelled Australia at the call of God through the Methodist and Uniting Churches.