The Uniting Church in South Australia is associated with a number of organisations who provide vital services and support, locally and Australia wide.
Below is a list of opportunities to give financially to support the ongoing work of the Uniting Church SA.
Remote Area Ministry
Frontier Services will fund a full-time remote ministry position called the Parkin/Sturt Patrol. However, additional funding for vehicles and communicationsequipment will be required. With this in mind, the Uniting Church SA has established a fund for remote area ministry. This fund will go towards vehicle costs – and may assist in similar costs for two other remote patrols. At this stage, the additional patrols being considered include one operating out of Ceduna and a mobile Aboriginal patrol. To support this fund please donate here.
You can follow the story of the Parkin/Sturt patrol here.
Bushfire Relief SA
Donations to the Uniting Church SA Relief Fund will be used to support local congregations as they discern how best to serve the people in their fire-affected communities, whether that be through the provision of chaplaincy, extra pastoral support, special events to assist in recovery or practical help in a myriad of ways. Your donation will assist these congregations to actively demonstrate God’s grace to people who are in great physical, emotional and spiritual distress as a result of this disaster. Click here to learn more about Bushfire Relief SA and to donate.
Dinka Faith Community
Not only is God doing big things in the Northern Suburbs through the Dinka Faith Community, but our identity as the Uniting Church in South Australia is being shaped and enhanced through our brothers and sisters from diverse cultures around the world. A rare and wonderful invitation is extended to the wider church to share in this vital ministry, by assisting in funding for the refurbishment of the St Stephens site and to meet the ongoing ministry and worship needs of the community. Click here to learn more and donate to the Dinka Faith Community.
Playford Uniting Church
A new and thriving community of faith, hope and life, expressing the love of God seven days a week right in the midst of Playford. Such a reality does not come easily, and does not merely exist on paper, but is being fleshed out in and through Playford Uniting Church. Inspired by the good news of Jesus Christ, the vision of a transformed community and through the generosity of the Uniting Church in South Australia, Playford Uniting Church has begun. Click here to learn more and donate to Playford Uniting Church.
Uniting Church SA - Mission and Service Fund
The Mission and Service Fund provides vital financial support to every aspect of mission within the Uniting Church in South Australia. Click here to learn more and donate to the Mission and Service Fund.
The Uniting Foundation provides significant grants for projects which are considered to be at the 'cutting edge' in terms of services and programs which will build vibrant church communities and lead the Church into the future. Click here to learn more and donate to Uniting Foundation.
Pancake Day is UnitingCare South Australia’s leading fundraising event and each year falls on Shrove Tuesday, or the day before Ash Wednesday. In 2015 Pancake Day is held on 17 February but fundraising events can be held anytime throughout February and March. Click here to donate, register and learn more about Pancake Day.
Prison and Mental Health Chaplaincy - SA Relief Fund
Two groups who continue to experience marginalisation in our society are those suffering with mental health issues and those in our prison system. The Uniting Church SA seeks to provide support through chaplaincy to both of these groups. Click here to learn more and donate to these chaplaincy programs.