Monthly Archives: June 2016

Final Day of Synod

Day 5: Morning session Bethel Pastoral Centre report: Bethel Centre provides support for those who have been abused or misuse of power in the church – this including psychological , spiritual, sexual. ¬†An independent service of the church, resourced by … Continue reading

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‘Am I a dog!

I offer this gut reaction as I sit here listening to the current debate on the floor of Synod 2016. Over the last few days, much of the table group conversations and facilitated group discussions were concentrated on the implications … Continue reading

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Day 3 Afternoon Session

Day 3 Synod Reflection on MSR Much anticipated report of the Major Strategic Review group was tabled. As expected this report has generated a lot of passionate conversations and strong views expressed from both side of the conversation. As I … Continue reading

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Day 3 Vic Tas Synod 2016

Day 3 Synod: Morning Sessions: UAICC report by Ken Sumners: Called the church for ongoing covenanting relationship adopted by earlier council decision and reminded the Synod of that responsibility by posing the question Are we really a post colonial systems … Continue reading

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Day 2 VicTas Synod 2016

Day 2 Synod Uniting Care Netword Control Group Amalgamation of all Uniting Care agencies in Victoria under one governance arrangement. ¬†Calling for more collaboration with local congregations, developing intentional partnerships between Uniting Care and other areas of ministry of the … Continue reading

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Synod Day 1

Here is a brief summary of our first day here at the Victoria and Tasmania Synod 2016. I am writing this with my two congregations in mind as a way of keeping everyone informed of this very important and necessary … Continue reading

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VicTas Synod 2016

Together with hundreds of people who packed the Wesley City Church here in Melbourne this evening, we celebrated the opening of the 2016 Synod of Victoria and Tasmania. Every 18 months, representatives from across the breadth and depth of this … Continue reading

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