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Culture

Oodles of enthusiasm at Oodnadatta

The Pilgrimage of Healing is run annually during Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). This year the focus is on supporting young people to grow in faith, ministry and discipleship through the Congress faith community at Oodnadatta.

Culture

Faithful witness to Christ

“Be a witness!” This was the challenge presented by Moderator of the Northern Synod, Rev Thresi Mauboy, at the opening devotion of the 2017 Indonesian National Conference held in Perth from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May. Rev Dr John Squires reports.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection on John 6:9 has been prepared by Rev Sue Ellis for the Moderator's 40 Days of Prayer (14 May - 22 June) to celebrate the Uniting Church in Australia's 40th anniversary.

Culture

Transformation through worship

The upcoming Transforming Worship conference will gather worship leaders, musicians and others to explore the formative and transformative nature of worship. New Times speaks to Ruth Duck and Stephen Burns, two keynote speakers contributing to the conference.

Culture

A lesson for parents and the church

As Mothers Day (Sunday 14 May) approaches, Rev Steph Tai reflects on an important lesson motherhood taught her - one that she believes also applies to the church.

Faith

Understanding spiritual journeys

Drawing on her experiences in palliative care, chaplaincy and pastoral care, Sharonne Price's new book "Soulstice" provides unique insights to enrich readers’ spiritual lives. Sharonne talks to New Times about the book, who it’s for, and what she hopes readers will discover.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on troubled hearts, understanding and John 14:6-7.

News

A budget of few blessings

Representatives from the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly, UnitingCare Australia and UnitingWorld reflect on the 2017-18 Federal Budget.

News

Welcome crackdown on betting ads

UnitingCare Australia has welcomed moves by the Turnbull Government to crackdown on betting advertising during live sporting coverage.

Culture

What if every church engaged young people meaningfully?

The youth will inherit the future but they are also a vital part of the present. Have our churches done enough to meaningfully transition leadership and responsibility from one generation to the next? Scott Guyatt writes.

Faith

From strength to strength: 40 years at Seeds

Later this week, Seeds Uniting Church will celebrate its 40th anniversary. Established only a little over a month before the Uniting Church in Australia was formed in June 1977, Seeds (formerly Aberfoyle Uniting Church) has a long history of ministry and community.

News

News & notices - 3 May 2017

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Philippians 4:4-7 and finding peace in everyday life.

Leadership

From little things, big things grow

"Church planting is an adventure [and] sometimes it can be just plain hard... [But] in the end, churches don’t exist for themselves – they exist to do their bit in the overall proclamation and demonstration of the kingdom of God." Rev David Kowalick talks about church plants and the Fish Gate Uniting Church.

Culture

Rain and remembrance: Anzac Day at Manna Hill

Pastor Paul Glazbrook, a Frontier Services Patrol Minister supporting remote area ministry and communities in SA, regularly shares updates about his life, travels and ministry. In this article, he reflects on Anzac Day and the service he led at Manna Hill.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the Road to Emmaus (Luke 24:13-35) and how Christ reveals himself in the midst of life's disappointments.

Leadership

Music for the fearless

Writing music has been a part of Lochie Hogarth’s life for pretty much as long as he can remember. Now he’s beginning to see the fruits of his labour with the release of the Christian single, “Home”.