You are invited to a service of celebration in the Peace Memorial Uniting Church on Thursday, 22nd June 2017, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the formation of the Uniting Church in Australia.
The Uniting Church came into being with the Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches coming together formally on 22nd June 1977.
In Canowindra, the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches had already formed a Joint Parish with pastoral and administrative structures that were in line with the new Uniting Church in Australia. Rev Lynford Smith was the first Minister of the Word appointed under these arrangements.
President Rev. Dr Davis McCaughey remarked that the church union ‘meant absolutely nothing, unless it drives us back to the fundamental questions – where do you come from, where are you going, and who are you?
In 2004, The Canowindra Uniting Church Congregations and the Anglican Parish of Canowindra became a Cooperating Parish, which continues to spread the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the town and surrounding villages today.
Rev Joy Harris will lead the Service of Celebration in Canowindra, on Thursday 22nd June, commencing at 10am.
We look forward to welcoming you on this significant occasion.