April Crosslight is here

Pick up your copy of the April Crosslight magazine from the foyer this Sunday – including a feature article about Queenscliff Uniting’s Sacred Edge festival.

Reserve your copy of Crosslight today!

Every 2 months, we receive copies of the Crosslight Magazine from the Synod of Victoria and Tasmania for St Luke’s members.  The magazine has many interesting articles about people and ideas in our wider Uniting Church family.  

This year I have noticed that we have quite a few copies left over.  To avoid waste, I would like to order accurate numbers for people who are interested in receiving it.  

Please contact Robyn at the church office by the 16th of May if you would like a copy reserved for you.

Updates from Synod

Some of you may be subscribed to the Synod e-news updates, but in case you aren’t, here are the links for you to read the 2 latest ones:

Communications e-mail 4th March 2021

  • news from the recent Synod meeting
  • COVID restrictions update for churches
  • International Women’s Day message and prayer from the President
  • Changes to Synod phone numbers
  • Climate Emergency day of Action 11th March

Communications e=mail 18th March 2021

You can also keep up with news of the Uniting Church across the Synod through the Crosslight Website


NAIDOC week reflection

Leprena Centre  Manager Alison Overeem has written a poetic reflection for NAIDOC Week, which starts on Sunday. This year, the theme is Always Was, Always Will Be in recognition that First Nations people have occupied and cared for Australia for more than 65,000 years. Alison asks that we learn the history of First Peoples and hear and honour their stories. “It’s in knowing this connection to Land, through this lens of discernment the true lessons are learned. Honour the land and the stories sitting within Country wherever you may be. May our Churches and agencies discern, for it is in Nature’s classroom that we truly learn.”

NAIDOC Week 2020 reflection

June edition of Crosslight available online

Synod Communications team is continuing to produce Crosslight, however while the current lockdowns are in place, it will only be available online, as either a “flip book” (which can be read on screen) or as a printable PDF. The June “Flip book”edition is available at:

https://issuu.com/ ucavictas/docs/2020cross_06june

We hope to resume publishing the printed version of Crosslight for the next edition in August. News and feature stories are posted to Crosslight’s website on a regular basis available at: www.crosslight.org.au