Greetings in the name of Christ!
I am delighted to share with you, our plans for the 36th Synod in Session to be held from 7pm Friday, 13 May to 12noon Tuesday,
17 May 2022. The plenary sessions of the Synod will be held in the Auditorium, Alexandra Park Conference Centre, Mari Street,
Alexandra Headlands, on the Sunshine Coast.
Synod represents a fantastic opportunity for members to:
• become involved in the discernment of the church,
• celebrate the grace of God in Jesus through worship while hearing of the ways in which God is inspiring, guiding, shaping
and empowering other parts of the church, and
• meet new people and reconnect with friends, hear their stories and learn.
a daring HOPE
The theme for the 36th Synod in Session is “a daring HOPE”.
After the challenges of the last two years, it is easy to feel burdened or overwhelmed, and yet the writer of Hebrews calls us to
‘hold unswervingly to the HOPE we profess, for he who promised is faithful’.
a daring HOPE is based on our trust in an infinite God, who draws us to what is possible more than what is probable.
a daring HOPE is a deliberate act of our will more than an expectant emotion.
a daring HOPE is choosing to offer our finite efforts alongside the infinite resources of God, so that all things might truly be
reconciled in Christ.
We invite you to join us as we celebrate some wonderful stories of God’s work across the life of the church, share the next steps of
our plentiful journey as One Church towards Shared life, flourishing communities, and grow in inspiration and fellowship as we
undertake daring and hopeful projects that will shape the next few years of the Uniting Church in Queensland.
God’s blessings be with you as we prepare together.
Rev Heather den Houting
Uniting Church in Australia, Queensland Syno
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