VicTas Synod 2023 will be held from November 18-21 at Box Hill Town Hall.
The Synod meets approximately every 18 months to receive reports, discern proposals, and discuss matters that concern the general oversight, direction and life of the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania.
Those attending the Synod meeting are nominated representatives from all eight presbyteries. The program includes a Tributes Service, which honours ministers who, since
the previous Synod meeting, have:
- been ordained, retired or been received from other denominations since the preceding Synod meeting (2021).
- celebrated 50, 60, 65 and 70 years since ordination or commissioning.
The meeting will also be live-streamed and most of the sessions recorded including the Opening Worship on the morning of November 18.
WHAT IS SYNOD?
Synod meetings are important in defining who we are as the Uniting Church in Victoria and Tasmania. They are sometimes faced with challenging matters and important decisions, including discerning who will be our next Moderator-elect. Such decisions are best made when we gather together to discern God’s direction for our Church, and listen to the varied voices that make up our Synod.
Brooke Prentis – Aboriginal Christian Leader, international speaker, writer, educator, and poet will preach during the Opening Worship.
Rev Associate Professor Robyn Whitaker – Senior Lecturer in New Testament, Pilgrim Theological College, will lead the Bible Studies.