The emblem of the Uniting Church in Australia (shown left) symbolises something of the vision it has and its hopes for the future. The black background represents our dark world. The cross of Jesus Christ, in its light and love, redeems the world through grace and truth. The dove with wings of flame represents the Holy Spirit which empowers and guides us to be witnesses. The wide U at the base of the emblem reminds us that we are uniting. As an incomplete circle it prompts us to continue to seek the unity of Christ’s church.
This emblem encourages the church to focus on:
- the central Gospel message
- the need for constant reform and renewal
- our commitment to worship, witness and service
(taken from the Uniting Church in Australia’s webpage)
The Uniting Church in Australia was formed on June 22, 1977, as a union of three churches: the Congregational Union of Australia, the Methodist Church of Australasia and the Presbyterian Church of Australia.
The Paradise Point Uniting Church has an Evangelical perspective. For us this means that we adhere to the following core beliefs:
- The Bible is God’s word, therefore it has divine authority, is without error and enlightens the mind of the believer to understand it (2 Tim 3:16,17)
- There is one God that exists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (2 Cor 13:14)
- The deity of Jesus (Hebrews 13:20)
- Through God’s grace the believer is saved (through Jesus’ death), therefore salvation is through faith, and not by any works of the believer – it is the gift of God (Eph 2:8-9)
Member of the Assembly of Confessing Congregations within the Uniting Church in Australia