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News

Church speaks into religious review

The Uniting Church has affirmed its opposition to all forms of discrimination at a federal government hearing on religious freedom.

Culture

A global community of believers

UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor shares stories from the Pacific, including the visit Alexandra Bingham (pictured right) took to Lelehudi in Papua New Guinea in 2017 to document a UnitingWorld partnership.

Culture

From past to present

Members of the Uniting Church SA Historical Society believe there is much to be learnt from the work of past congregations, members and organisations. Dr Judith Raftery spoke to New Times about the Society's important work.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Lent and being wise in the choices we make.

Leadership

Sunny’s call to service

As a child, Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kadaparambil dreamed of becoming a missionary. He has followed this calling from India to remote ministry in Australia, with his second placement bringing him to the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in SA.

News

A moment of healing

First and Second Peoples in the Uniting Church have marked the 10th anniversary of the National Apology to the Stolen Generations by calling for urgent action on sovereignty, treaty and Indigenous education.

News

15th Assembly theme announced

President-Elect Dr Deidre Palmer recently announced the theme for the 15th Assembly – Abundant Grace, Liberating Hope. Deidre explains why she chose this theme for the upcoming Assembly meeting and her three year term as President.

Faith

7 ways to fast for Lent

Lent begins on Wednesday 14 February, providing an opportunity to fast and take stock of your relationship with God over 40 days. This article includes ideas to get you started if you are thinking about fasting this Lent.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on taking time to refresh and serving those who are in need of refreshment.

Culture

Filling a need in ageing Broadview

Many older people in Broadview are feeling disconnected. To meet this local need, Rev Ruthmary Bond and Broadview Uniting Church are aiming to grow their Community Morning initiative with the help of an Ageing and Wellness Grant.

News

Harley brings hope for healing

First Nations trauma expert Harley Eagle addressed members of the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the 2018 National Conference held in Victoria from 13-18 January. Matt Pulford reports on the conference.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection references Matthew 16:24-26, and focuses on keeping our eyes on God rather than material things in the world.

News

Australia Day Honours for UCA members

Uniting Church members were among 895 awardees who received Australia Day Honours, including Norman Ginn from Adare Uniting Church in Victor Harbor.

Leadership

A focus on the future

Mark Schultz was recently announced as the new Team Leader for Mission Resourcing; he is also due to be ordained as a Minister of the Word in February. New Times spoke to Mark about leadership and the Uniting Church.

News

Talking treaty on Survival Day

In his 2018 Survival Day message, Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has called on state and federal governments to speed up negotiation of treaties that recognise Indigenous sovereignty.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's short reflection focuses on Mark's Gospel and the authority of Jesus.