Gospel Yarning is a cross-cultural gathering on evangelism in the Uniting Church. A great strength of the Uniting Church is our cultural diversity, so we will hear and build up one another in new wisdom for faith-sharing in many different ways. In the recent past, our evangelism has not been strong. We seek to establish the Uniting Church as a servant of the Gospel for our next forty years.
|Dates:||Monday, 15 May – Friday, 19 May 2017|
|Times:||Start – 12:30 p.m. Monday, 15 May
Close – 1:00 p.m. Friday, 19 May
|Venue:||Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
|Cost:||$195 per person – Adult Full Conference Registration
$155 per person – Concession Full Conference Registration
$50 per person – Single Day Registration
|Catering:||Registration fee includes: lunch, and dinner on each day.|
|Speakers:||Kyoung Gyun Han
Amelia Koh Butler
Places have been reserved for several cross-cultural and evangelism organisations in the NSW/ACT Synod and Australia-wide. AND we want the whole church to be aware that it is happening so you will be expectant, prayerful and attend the evening celebrations here.
This event is hosted by a working group from the Synod of NSW & ACT and it is open to the church Australia-wide.
The host-partners are:
The occasion in 2017 is the 40th birthday of the Uniting Church in Australia, while remembering also the 50th anniversary of the Federal Referendum to recognise Aboriginal persons, and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
The working group have prioritised the word “cross-cultural” in preference to ‘multicultural’ or ‘intercultural’, though they are all good words, in order to hold us closer to our theme.
“How can we as the Uniting Church learn from each other to be a church that serves the Gospel in changing contexts?”
* Subject to change.
7 p.m. Tuesday, 16 May
Rev Kyoung Gyun Han
Asian Ministries Coordinator – Presbyterian Church of Aoteroa New Zealand
Rev Dr Seforosa Carroll
Pacific Church Partnerships Manager – UCA, Uniting World
7 p.m. Wednesday, 17 May
Rev James Bhagwan
Overseas Mission – Methodist Church in Fiji
Rev Dr Amelia Koh-Butler
Mission Resourcing – UCA, Synod of SA
7 p.m. Thursday, 18 May
Ps Stuart McMillan
President, Uniting Church in Australia
Rev Sir Samson Lowa
Former Moderator, United Church in Papua New Guinea
Venue for all three evenings:
Chapel of St Andrew
Uniting Church Centre for Ministry
16 Masons Drive, North Parramatta
For more information, a flyer is available for download, below:
A two-page, and a single page version of the conference’s advertising flyer, are now available for download, below:
Please register and pay in advance, via the online ‘Tickets’ payment and registration form that appears below.
Please Note: Registrations Close – Monday, 8 May
To pay by credit card:
To pay by cheque:
Please, no cash upon arrival at the conference.
Those wishing to book overnight accommodation on-site at the Centre for Ministry are required to make inquiries directly with the Uniting Venues Booking Office:
Ph: 1300 138 125
Web: http://unitingvenues.org/contact (choose ‘North Parramatta’ from the ‘Preferred centre’ drop-down list)
The Centre for Ministry is accessible by public transport.
Please click on this link for more information about travelling to the centre via public transport.
A free visitor car park is also available on-site, as well as in the overflow car park in the paddock diagonally opposite the centre’s driveway entrance.
UME offers short-term education grants for those in financial need.
Please click on this link for more information and a downloadable application form.
If you would like more information about this conference, please contact, either:
Ian Robinson | Ph: 02 8838 8956
Fie Marino | Mob: 0404 934 356
Robert Howie | RobertH@nswact.uca.org.au