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The Basis of Union

What is it?  Should we care? The Basis is the document to which the Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist churches agreed to in order to form the Uniting Church. Should we care? Yes, because far from merely being a document of the theological fashions of the 1960s, it was even then cutting across conventional theological [...]

By | 2017-09-01T02:14:55+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Griefs Observed 1

Revisiting grief:  what to say, what to do... Theories, helpful ideas, myths and even some cliche bingo! Come to be affirmed in what you already know, grow in confidence, tune in to what challenges you, relate to your own experiences, think about how to effectively support others..  share your wisdom with other good people... [...]

By | 2017-08-31T10:43:33+00:00 October 12th, 2017|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+00:00 October 1st, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, LGBTQ+, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

An Interfaith Reflection

On July 7, a diverse group of 32 young people converged at Seoul’s Chondogyo Cathedral to open the 2017 URI Korea Youth Camp. I was asked to speak in front of the group to introduce myself as the representative from Australia, and to express my hopes for the next five days. Awkward and unsure [...]

By | 2017-09-19T04:41:18+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Categories: Ministry Stories, Wonderings|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Memories of Joan

In Loving Memory of Rev. Joan Gilchrist 8/9/1932-21/8/2017 Eulogy, offered by Glenice Cook Joan was a loved member of this congregation during the years of her retirement, first at South West Brunswick and then at Sydney Road. From the moment Joan joined our community she was anxious to fully participate in the life of [...]

By | 2017-09-09T09:02:20+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Categories: BUC Stories, Our Stories, People|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments