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Healing and Hope- Stuart McMillan

This coming Sunday, 25 February at 9.30 am, at Gordon Uniting Church
we welcome
the President of the Uniting Church, Stuart McMillan, who will preach on

'HEALING and HOPE'
The Uniting Church's response in worship to the report of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Uniting Church members are called upon to make our Church, agencies and schools the safest they can be for children and for all people in our care.
This service, based on resources prepared by the National Assembly, will focus on the theme of 'Healing and Hope.'
Staff, students and parents of Uniting Church Schools have been invited to join us at this service.

The following statement from the president of the church's General Assembly Stuart McMillan came during evidence to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Mr McMillan said "we are, and I am deeply sorry that we didn't protect and care in accordance with our Christian values for those children".

"... I want to acknowledge the impact that it's had in the lives of those young people, and to say I'm truly sorry."

Addressing the abused directly, Mr McMillan committed the church's leaders to making amends and stopping future abuse occurring.

"We pledge ourselves to continue to understand and to implement the lessons that we've learnt through this royal commission," Mr McMillan said.

Mr McMillan was part of a panel of church officials who outlined in detail the steps the church had taken to improve its child safety policies.

Sunday, 25 February 2018 - 9:30am to 11:30am