Waranga Uniting Churches


Easter Services

By on March 19, 2018

Easter is about strong love. Throughout the Easter season we will be reflecting on the emotional rollercoaster of Jesus’ last week, from the joy of Palm Sunday, through the dread of betrayal and his last supper with his inner circle of followers, to his sense of despair and abandonment by all in his crucifixion on Good Friday and finishing with the hope that springs from the resurrection on Easter Sunday. Join us for a deep and joyful experience of strong love.Whether you are a regular, infrequent or “never” attender at church, we invite you to join us at one or many of these services. If you are holidaying in the region please join us, maps and full details on


Don’t pave over the playground

By on February 25, 2018

I’ve always been the playful type. Unfortunately my “life is-too-important-to-be-taken-seriously” attitude has not always gone down well. School was a nightmare. And of course, the stereotype for ministers of religion wants to confine me to seriousness. Nonetheless, I choose to


The weakest link

By on February 11, 2018

I wrote recently (Salvation is in the Details) that many grand plans fail because of poor implementation and that if the world goes to ruin, it won’t be because someone invented a bigger, better bomb, but because someone installed a

Salvation is in the details

By on January 27, 2018

Follow your dreams is the advice given to us by the winner of the Australian of the Year awards. “You can realise your dreams … right here. Look into your own heart. And look into your own land”, said Quantum

The memories in things

By on January 24, 2018

One of our church members, who I’ll call Jim, has been having a clean out. Not just your run of the mill, “We have too much stuff” type of cleanout, but the one you have when you sell up the

From an All-Powerful to an All-Vulnerable God

By on January 12, 2018

During a serious illness, a family crisis, the loss of a job, or the death of a loved one, many people will turn to God in new ways. Those with more sceptical minds usually mark this down to desperation. The

A selfie with the Colonel

By on December 14, 2017

“Do I know you?” “Do I know you?” he said. The young man in his mid-twenties had just come down the stairs of the hotel when he saw me and my wife sitting finishing our tea. Suddenly his face lit

Stuck at the gate

By on December 1, 2017

Rob, one our farmer church members was relating to me how he had a mob of cross-bred Merino-Suffolk sheep that he was trying to drove from one paddock to another. He is a fourth generation farmer so he knows a

In two shakes of a lamb’s tail

By on November 19, 2017

It’s one of those sayings from country life that is understood by everyone as meaning that something is going to happen quickly. “I’ll be there in two shakes of a lamb’s tail”. While the metaphor is understood, it is only


By on November 12, 2017

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day in the eleventh month of the year, we stop and remember that in 1918, an armistice was signed, ending the “war to end all wars”. And people like me, who were not