LGBTQ+

Same-gender marriage: BUC welcomes Assembly decision

BUC's Church Council welcomes the decision of the national Assembly to allow ministers to conduct same-gender marriages. In a Pastoral Letter to all Uniting Churches, UCA President Dr Dierdre Palmer explains: To honour the diversity of Christian belief among our members, we will hold two equal and distinct statements of belief on marriage. This decision [...]

By |2018-07-17T06:18:41+00:00July 13th, 2018|Categories: LGBTQ+, Ministry Stories, Policies, Taking Action|0 Comments

LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities

In mid-August two members of our congregation attended a Victorian Government-led forum on LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities. It was a very productive conversation from several faith perspectives on how best to live our faith as whole communities, including our gender and sexuality diverse folk. Please read the forum's official Statement of Support for [...]

By |2017-10-04T10:34:00+00:00October 4th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Finding grace amid difference of marriage equality opinion

I once held a school chaplaincy position where I nearly got sacked in my first week on the job. I was employed by the Council for Christian Education in Schools (now known as ACCESS Ministries). In the lead up to my appointment there was some disquiet. Read more ... By Julie Perrin, Melbourne writer, oral [...]

By |2017-10-04T20:28:38+00:00October 1st, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Saying Yes

YES is what happens when we listen to the other and let them influence us. Matthew 15:10-28 is an ugly gospel passage - this reflection focusses in on that ugliness to find a beautiful Yes hidden in its No.

By |2017-11-03T04:03:54+00:00August 23rd, 2017|Categories: LGBTQ+, Sermon|Tags: |0 Comments