Diakonia UCA

The portal for Deacons in the Uniting Church in Australia

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Welcome to the home page of Diakonia UCA, your online portal for information about Deacons and diaconal ministry in the Uniting Church in Australia.

Facebook page – look for ‘DUCA’ (closed group) and request an invite if you’re a UCA Deacon, Deacon candidate or retired Deaconess. 

February 2020
Diary Date: 8th March, 2.30pm
Duncan McDiarmid will be ordained on Sunday 8th March at 2.30pm, at Forest Kirk Uniting Church, Frenchs Forest (Sydney). Rev Marion Gledhill (Deacon) will be the preacher and Rev @ Mel Graham (Deacon) will present the Stole and the pin. Deacons in NSW/Sydney, consider going along and showing your support for Duncan on his ordination day. (photo below taken during Deacon Intensive Feb 2020 at Wayside Chapel)

Introducing Rev Fi Bottcher (Deacon)
Deacon’s past, present and emerging at Fi’s ordination on 9th February 2020. 
Rev Wendy Elsdon (Deacon)
Rev Fiona (Fi) Bottcher (Deacon)
Rev Meg Evans (Deacon) (retired)

Rev Christa Megaw (Deacon) – new placementRev Christa Megaw (Deacon) was inducted into a new placement with the Henley-Fulham UC congregations on 2nd February 2020. Christa concluded her placement at Bridgwater UC at the end of December 2019. 

January 2020Deacon article in Insights magazine (NSW)
‘Deacons serving the scattered community’

Rev (Deacon) Sophie Lizares with the UCA President, Dr Deidre Palmer (centre)

19 January 2020
At the initiative of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress, the Uniting Church in Australia encourages congregations to recognise a “Day of Mourning” a week before Australia Day. This year it was 19th January. 
The President of the UCA was at the “Day of Mourning” service at St. Stephen’s Uniting Applecross WA. Rev (Deacon) Sophie Lizares preached a hopeful and prophetic word on God’s call to justice, reconciliation and our covenant relationship as First and Second Peoples. 

19 January 2020
Rev (Deacon) Coral (Cogs) Smith has retired, and her congregation at Willunga UCA helped her celebrate the occasion. Well done, Cogs. Enjoy your retirement!

For archived news from previous years, click on ‘archived news’ button at top of page.