Uniting Church Queensland

The Uniting Church in Queensland is committed to living out the gospel of Jesus Christ in today's world.

Our social media policy: This page is the official page for the Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod. It is administered by the Uniting Communications team. We encourage and welcome open and democratic discussions to take place on this page however, in the instance that a comment or post by an individual violates the below terms, the post will be removed at the discretion of the administrator. We will not tolerate content that: - defames, abuses, bullies, intimidates, harasses or otherwise violates the legal rights of any person; - discriminates against or vilifies a person or section of the community on account of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, age, sexual preference, religion, disability, mental illness or political belief; - contains nudity, offensive or inappropriate language, hate speech, violence, threats, or any other material that is considered indecent or degrading to any person or section of the community; - contains viruses, corrupted files or other malicious code; - is illegal or prohibited by any laws; - is considered unauthorised commercial communications or spam; - is obtained from an unknown source; - misleads by the deletion of any author attributions, labels, logos or any other design that suggests a third-party legal right exists; - or is personal, political or commercial in nature and deemed inappropriate and unrelated to the interests of Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod and the subjects of the accounts; - personally and negatively identifies a Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Synod staff member. In short, please refrain from using distasteful, sarcastic and inappropriate language. If this inappropriate behaviour continues on this page the user will be blocked from interaction on this page. However, the fact that we allow user content to be posted does not mean we verify, approve, endorse, encourage, support or agree with any user content posted. Should you have questions relating to the Queensland Synod social media policy please private message us, email [email protected] or phone (07) 3377 9910.

Mission: In response to the call of Christ, in the light of Holy Scripture and the Basis of Union, the Uniting Church in Queensland is committed to: Uniting in Christ, acting with love, living with hope, witnessing in faith and working for justice.

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While there are positive signs with easing restrictions and a roadmap out of COVID-19 in Queensland, complacency will be our worst enemy.

Read the latest coronavirus update for congregations and presbyteries. 👇

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Vale Rev Len Bray

Rev Len Bray passed away last Friday (8 May 2020) after a long period of illness.

His life and ministry were characterised by a deep dedication to his own formation and development, the formation of Christian disciples, and the development of congregational life, particularly in areas of population growth.

Len served with his wife, Jeanette, at Holland Park, Ashgrove, Mossman, Palmwoods, Barcaldine and Caboolture. After union he served at Southport parish, where the parish undertook the development of a family centre.

He’s remembered with thanksgiving for his dedication to God and his love for God’s people.

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Can a scientist believe in miracles?

Do you believe in miracles? 🤔

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Reflection – domestic and family violence prevention month

As part of domestic and family violence prevention month, Karen Prestidge describes the silent impact of coronavirus.

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Moderator Rev David Baker shares this #MothersDay prayer.

🙏 Loving God, thank you for our mothers. For the mothers who gave birth to us; for the women who treated us as their own.

In that love is always a mixture of joy and pain, we remember with deep thanksgiving the nurture, comfort and encouragement we have received.

We seek healing for the memories of pain, disappointment and failure.

We remember before you those who have lost children; those whom society or circumstance forced to relinquish them in adoption. We pray that your Spirit will lead us on the journey of reconciliation and peace.

We remember today mothers throughout the world struggling to care for their children; mothers in the refugee camps of the Middle East and Africa, mothers in places of danger, famine, and hardship, mothers of children with disabilities seeking support for the best future for their children.

Lord, the image of mothering is part of how we know you; as the God who would gather us under her wings; as the God who would see all your people living in dignity and hope

As we today give thanks for mothers; may we be reminded again of your hope for us all. Amen

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Mother’s Day 2020 prayers

Praying a special blessing for all our mothers, this #MothersDay! ❤️

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Rev John Ruhle has written this prayer for #MothersDay tomorrow. 🙏

Loving God, we give thanks for mothers and for those who care with a mother-like love.
We thank you for times of unending love, grace and patience shown from our mothers.
We also thank you for times of a mother’s knowing when enough is enough and having the courage to say so!
We thank you for women across the world; mothers, aunties, sisters, neighbours who transform families and communities with their strength, integrity, knowledge and leadership.
We also pray for women in places where they are not able to thrive or strive to be the best that they can be.
On this special day we thank you for the gift of the mothers who have impacted our lives, and we ask your blessing on their comings and goings both on this day and for evermore.
In the name of Christ,
Amen

St David's UCA Coopers Plains and St. David's Neighbourhood Centre are continuing to provide support to the community during the pandemic.

They are providing low cost, nutritious meals through their Harmony Eats program, assistance with accessing groceries, and social support via phone calls and the letter writing project.

Learn more about the letter writing project. http://ow.ly/FqyM50zArr7

If you would like to access any of the above services, please contact [email protected] or 07 3274 3240.

St David’s Neighbourhood Centre is still continuing to provide support to our community. We are:
- Providing regular social support via phone
- Assisting with access to groceries and/or medical needs
- Connecting people through our Letter Writing project
- Providing clothing and house hold items from our Thrift Shop (by appointment only)
- Providing information and referral to assistance and services
- Providing low cost, nutritious meals through our Harmony Eats program
If you would like to access any of the above services please contact Kellie at [email protected] or 3274 3240

Wesley Mission Queensland's In Home Care services have been doing a great job at keeping clients connected each week through their Phone Waves program. 📞

Phone waves is where clients can share their armchair travel stories, join in on a quiz, enjoy the joke of the day and generally have fun.

#covid19life #community #weareuniting

"I loved every bit of the Phone Waves program. It made me feel like a teenager again. Being able to communicate and have that connection again with other people was great."

Our In Home Care services have been doing a great job at keeping clients connected each week through their Phone Waves program. ☎️

Phone waves is where clients can share their armchair travel stories, join in on a quiz, enjoy the joke of the day and generally have fun.

To learn more about In Home Care, visit - https://bit.ly/2YB38bI

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The latest coronavirus update for presbyteries and congregations is now available online.

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We may be confined to one space at present, but God’s ability to move powerfully can never be contained! Even in isolation, he wants to use our hearts and lives to work through us and in us. So, although things might look a little different, how can we remain faithful in serving the Lord?

We may be confined to one space at present, but God’s ability to move powerfully can never be contained! Even in isolation, He wants to use our hearts and lives to work through us and in us. So, although things might look a little different, how can we remain faithful in serving the Lord?

1. Pray - Why not take some time to read the Word, journal or soak yourself in prayer? We may be quarantined, but we’re certainly not separated from the Lord’s presence!

2. Love - God has given us gifts to serve and love others, even in this time! Self-sacrifice, as well as self-care, is crucial in this season. Reach out to people He places on your heart and look for practical ways you can lift them up. Write them an uplifting note or drop of some baked goods, the possibilities are endless!

3. Gather - For many, our situation has left the full of anxiety and in need of Hope. That’s why in trusting in Him and responding to the pandemic in a God-honouring way, we have a great opportunity to speak words of life over words of fear. When others ask why you’re not afraid, why not invite them to gather with you at #ChurchOnline and explain why you have hope!

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Redland Bay Uniting Church celebrates 140th anniversary

Saturday 25th April marked the 140th anniversary of the Redland Bay Uniting Church (previously the Redland Bay Methodist Church).

Redland Bay Uniting Church has compiled some snippets of its early history and some memories as recalled by Edward Bunker, a lifelong member of the church.

journeyonline.com.au Saturday 25th April marked the 140th anniversary of the Redland Bay Uniting Church (previously the R...

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Come From Away: A Myth for our Time

In 2019 Trinity College Queensland welcomed submissions for The Religious Faith and Belief Award which was designed to encourage interaction with religious faith, culture, current affairs and how these relate to contemporary Australian society.

The award-winning essay was written by Matthew Ventura on the Broadway production "Come From Away".

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Uniting Church in Australia Assembly - COVID-19 devotions from UCA leaders

President Dr Deidre Palmer and the Moderators of the six Uniting Church Synods have released a seven-day devotional resource.

"What Sustains Us" is a collective reflection on faith and spiritual practice, shared with love and hope in the time of COVID-19.

assembly.uca.org.au President Dr Deidre Palmer and the Moderators of the six UCA Synods have released a seven-day devotional resource for the Church. "What Sustains Us" is a collective reflection on faith and spiritual practice, shared with love and hope in the time of COVID-19.  “I invite Uniting C...

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The latest Coronavirus update for presbyteries and congregations includes the JobKeeper Religious Practitioner Nomination Notice, worship resources, the plan for Queensland schools, a domestic violence training opportunity and the Prime Minister's plan to get Australians back to work safely.

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#GoodNewsTues A Little Free Pantry has been launched at the Norman Park campus of Faith Works Uniting Community.

Take what you need ... Give what you can ... ❤️

Faith Works Uniting Community is proud to host a Community Pantry at our Norman Park Campus.

Take what you need;
Give what you can.

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These times we are living through are an opportunity for a kind of contemporary asceticism (like fasting), for deepening our dependence on the God we can utterly trust and for renewing our appreciation of God’s creation (including our family and friends).

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🙏 In these days, may we find our rest in you; that we may serve others with faith, hope and love.
#MondayMiddayPrayer

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Induction of Rev Glen Schweitzer Bremer Brisbane Presbytery Minister

Rev Glen Schweitzer was inducted as Presbytery Minister for the Bremer Brisbane Presbytery in an online service today.

There will be a full service of affirmation of Glen's induction at a later stage when we can meet together.

Watch the video now! 🎧

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Book review: Jesus According to the New Testament

#SundayReads While most Christian might be reasonably confident in stating they understand Jesus based on the New Testament writings, James Dunn’s recent book "Jesus according to the New Testament" attempts to enrich that understanding with scholarly focus on the heart of the gospel, the Lord Jesus.

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Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly."

#John10v9 #JesusIamStatements

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me. #Psalm23v4 #verseoftheday

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St Andrew’s War Memorial Hospital nurse takes COVID-19 pandemic in her stride

The COVID-19 pandemic has completely changed the health landscape, and roles like Infection Control Coordinator at St Andrew's War Memorial Hospital held by Lyn Cribb have been thrust into the spotlight.

“It’s been incredibly busy, especially in the beginning as we put processes in place and we’re constantly evolving. Nursing, food services, housekeeping, ward services, security—we’re all coming together as one team to establish how we can safely care for patients,” said Lyn.

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Uniting Church in Australia President Dr Deidre Palmer has issued a pastoral note urging us to be mindful of the safety of people in violent relationships.

"We are hearing reports of an increase in calls to Domestic and Family Violence helplines across the globe from women who are more isolated than ever, and whose social supports and safety plans are in jeopardy," said Dr Palmer.

"We encourage you as members of the Uniting Church, in this difficult time, to stay connected with your neighbours, your friends and family."

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The latest coronavirus update for presbyteries and congregations includes information on the One Church Connect project, JobKeeper for ministry agents, upcoming online services, and the 35th Synod will meet in a virtual space.

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Dear Lord, We come to you at a very strange time in our history. The threat of death and destruction is very real all around us; if it isn’t from a microscopic virus, it’s from economic collapse. We pray for all those people and nations affected, especially those who don’t have the economic capacity we do in Australia. We pray that at such a time as this we will become united and gain perspective, especially our leaders at all levels of power.

We specifically want to pray for those for whom a lock-down is placing them in grave danger as they are stuck with the very person who is most dangerous to them. We pray for the many women, children and men who are in family violence situations. We pray as they face the terror of not knowing how their partner or parent will respond to them. We pray that they will be safe. We pray that they will have family and friends who check on them. We pray that they might find the courage to seek help, and we pray for the agencies and groups that help, that they won’t be overwhelmed, but will have the resources to protect and empower.

Thank you that the government, the community and the church are paying attention to this issue. May we the church show leadership in this area. Help us not to be afraid to talk about this issue in our communities, and to believe it doesn’t happen in our families.

We pray for perpetrators, that the strange times may highlight to them their problems, and they might seek help rather than control, they might understand the monster within and fight that enemy, not see their loved ones as the enemy.

God who submitted to violence to end violence. May we not be satisfied until domestic and family violence are history. Amen

Rev Paul Clark
Minister of Redcliffe Uniting Church

May marks Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month with the theme in 2020, “Not now, Not ever”. We all have a contribution to play in eliminating domestic violence in our community, not least the church with agencies like UnitingCare leading this charge.

Over the course of the coming weeks, resources to support and raise awareness within our communities will be available on the website. https://ucaqld.com.au/about-us/social-justice-and-responsibility/

Ashgrove West Uniting Church is continuing to help meet the needs of homeless people and prisoners in the community through the Love Wraps initiative.

They have had reconfigure how they operated to comply with COVID-19 restrictions, but they are still going full steam ahead!

If you would like to get involved, contact [email protected] or 0413 701 012. It is an amazing way you can help at this critical time.

The ladies ( and men!) of Ashgrove West Uniting Church are continuing to help meet the needs of homeless people and prisoners in our community and beyond. Love Wraps had to reconfigure how they operated to comply with COVID 19 restrictions, but they are still going full steam ahead!

Check it out on Ch 7 news (Brisbane) tonight.

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Putting pen to paper for pandemic connections

While the rest of the country was looking to technology as an answer to overcome social distancing restrictions, the community of St David's UCA Coopers Plains and St. David's Neighbourhood Centre has taken a more “old school” response: a letter writing project was started to keep the lines of communication open and the broader community has been invited to take part.

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The Apostle Paul was a man accustomed to being in control of his life and at home in the world of travel and energetic leadership. But he discovered that even as a disciple of Jesus, not all of his own hopes and plans would succeed. Much to his frustration he found himself confined to prison, first in Caesarea, and then under a form of “house-arrest” in Rome.

Rev Dr Jenny Tymms has written this reflective practice to assist members of the church on their spiritual and mental journey during COVID-19. Check it out! 👇

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The latest coronavirus update for presbyteries and congregations has a number of key messages, including:

👉 The COVIDSafe app has been launched by the Federal Government and can be downloaded from your smart phone.

👉 The Treasurer issued a media release on Friday evening with changes to the eligibility around the JobKeeper measure. This has fundamentally changed the ability of more church entities to become eligible. Please read the coronavirus update as there are some time bound actions that could apply to you.

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