In the midst of heavy rain and cold weather, up to 1200 Tongan Uniting Church members gathered in the Blue Mountains of NSW during the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
They came from around Australia for a very special celebration: the 30th Tongan National Conference (TNC). Continue reading “Celebrating Grace, Love and Fellowship”
It gave me great joy to attend the 32nd anniversary celebration of the first Indonesian Congregation within the Uniting Church in Australia.
At St Andrew’s Gardiner in Malvern in south-east Melbourne, the Church was full with more that 300 people of different ages, languages, cultures, traditions, all joyfully singing and worshipping God who is faithful to them. Continue reading “First UCA Indonesian Congregation turns 32”
Culturally diverse young leaders in the Uniting Church gathered in Sydney last week for three days of sharing and learning from each other. Continue reading “Next Gen Leaders Unite!”
There were more than thirty deacons from around Australia gathering at Centre for Theology and Ministry in Melbourne in the mid of January 2017. Continue reading ““Different Shoes” at National Deacons Conference”
The Vietnamese faith community at Mountview Uniting Church in Victoria has been counting God’s blessings over the last five years.
Pastor Minh Bui invited me to preach because he believes the community needs some further encouragement to take on future challenges. Continue reading “Counting God’s Blessings”
Niue is a small island nation in the South Pacific known for its limestone cliffs and stunning coral reefs, just a three-and-a-half hour flight from Auckland. Continue reading “Living the Gospel in Niue”
I was proud to join 30 Korean church leaders from across Asia, America and Australia at the biennial Korean Overseas Diaspora Conference held in Toronto, Canada earlier this month.
Four Korean Ministers from the Uniting Church attended: NSW/ACT Synod Moderator Rev. Myung Hwa Park, Revs. Kisoo Jang, Kiduk Hwang and Sunil Jeong, and I was delighted to be able to join them to hear about their experiences of ministry and mission.
Continue reading “Learning from the Korean Diaspora”