As we added each, we remembered these groups show us how to love them, help us to make each other welcome in our differences. This is God’s dream, that all would know they are welcome, are loved. This is how the Uniting Church lives out God’s dream.
There are so many more we could have named – Pacific Island cultural groups, the Korean part of the church, the conservative and evangelical groups, the arts groups, padres in rural and outback areas.
We are so glad the Uniting Church was born with its commitment to realising God’s dream that all will know they are welcome and they are loved. Happy birthday Uniting Church.
After that, we danced as the congregation sang. What’s a birthday party without dancing?
The picture is the communion table with candle on a Kuarna memorial candlestick and green decoration, Bible and gold cross, and a bundle of different coloured scarves the children and I wove together.