12th Assembly 2009

Photo Galleries

More than 150 photos were submitted by people from all over Australia responding to the Living Water Thirsty Land theme. You can view each of the galleries below and witness the photographic talent we have in our church.

Lining up to celebrate

 

Congress and other Assembly participants met together today for what initially appeared to be a sombre moment but which led to prayer and celebration. 

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Journey to Adoption of the New Preamble Photo Gallery

A key part of Assembly 2009 has been the discussion of a proposed new preamble for the Uniting Church Constitution. The preamble has involved what has been called “a truth telling” regarding the historic relationship between Indigenous Australians and the church. Assembly was profoundly moved by the sharing of the Indigenous members about their painful experiences during the meeting. The preamble was adopted using formal procedures, followed by a time of extended silence and prayer.

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Sunday Worship Photo Gallery

Assembly members and visitors attended Sunday worship services at Uniting Church congregations around Sydney, at Maroubra Junction, Wesley Mission (City), Lugar Brae (Waverly), Mascot Wesley, South Sydney, Mustard Seed Faith Community (Pyrmont), Pitt Street Uniting Church (City), St Stephen's Uniting Church (City), Newtown Mission and the Wayside Chapel (King's Cross).

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President-Elect Andrew Dutney Photo Gallery

The 12th triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church has elected the Rev. Dr Andrew Dutney as its next President.

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Korean churches thank Assembly

Both the Presbyterian Church in Korea and the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea today thanked the Assembly for their support and friendship over the 120 years of our relationship.

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Introduction to the new Preamble Photo Gallery

The Rev. Shayne Blackman launched the case for the controversial new preamble to the Constitution of the Uniting Church in Australia on Friday evening.

 

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Relations with Other Faiths Launch Gallery

The national working group on Relations with Other Faiths launched a new website and DVD at lunch on Friday 17 July.

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Tables and Faces Photo Gallery

The 12th Assembly in all its diversity... in table groups and up close. Do you recognise anyone?

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Congress Report Photo Gallery

Photos from the presentation of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress report on the second day of the 12th Assembly, by Chairperson, the Rev. Ken Sumner, and National Administrator, the Rev. Shayne Blackman.

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Retiring President Gallery

The Assembly farewelled the outgoing President, Rev. Gregor Henderson, expressing the Church's appreciation for his three years of service and leadership.

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