Holding Fast and Standing Firm
Rev. Robert Griffith (Minister of the Word in NSW) provides his personal reflection on what has happened and is happening within the Uniting Church, and an encouragement in these challenging times. Robert outlines how in seeking 'solace in the Scriptures and to hear from God for this next season of ministry, the Spirit led me to a number of Paul’s letters and to the book of Hebrews. Two phrases kept leaping off the page as my spirit was fortified and harnessed for the road ahead. They formed a constant refrain through those letters: ‘hold fast’ and ‘stand firm.’ Neither of these things can be done in private or in silence. Both of these exhortations require us to take up our position and make it clear to all where we stand and why we must hold fast and stand firm until the Lord tells us otherwise. So, brothers and sisters, here I stand:'
ACCatalyst December 2018 Magazine out now
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A focus on the 2018 ACC National Conference - great reading for Christmas
2018 ACC Conference: Presentations and Overview
Faithfulness in Babylon
Walking the line of being faithful to Christ, but being aliened with a church you strongly disagree with can be a hard place. Here some helpful key thoughts are gathered especially for those who feel isolated in their own congregations.
by Rev E.A. Curnow (Download PDF version 3 pages)
Same-sex marriage and the UCA: Media Coverage Reference
ACCatalyst September edition out now
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Vital Times and Vital Matters Some reflections on Resolution 64 and Clause 39
Marriage Clearly a Vital Matter for the Whole Uniting Church
Rev. Rod James provides a timely comment on the topical matter of Marriage being a matter vital to the life of the church. Clearly it was a vital matter at the 15th Assembly and remains a vital matter for all the councils within the Uniting Church.
Responses to the 15th Assembly Revision of Marriage
Some responses to help ACC members understand the issues and implications of the 15th Assembly decision on Marriage and same-gender relationships.
ACC Post 15th Assembly Pastoral Letter
A Pastoral Letter for distribution to ACC Congregations (emailed 14 July 2018)