Our purpose and values

As part of the Uniting Church in Australia, our foundation is Christ’s invitation to serve humanity by creating an inclusive, connected and just world. Formed in 1977, as a union of Presbyterian, Congregational and Methodist denominations, the Church’s inaugural Statement to the Nation is just as relevant now, as it was more than 40 years ago. From the outset, the Uniting Church sought to be a loud voice for a world that’s fair and equitable, to always welcome everyone exactly as they are, and to protect God’s creation and the planet we all live on.