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Culture

Making space for grace

Space for Grace is an expression that many Uniting Church members may be familiar with, particularly in light of recent conversations about marriage. But not everyone is aware of what the term means...

News

Generating ideas for ageing and wellness

The deadline for applications for the 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants have been extended to 30 March 2018. This article includes information about the grants, in addition to ideas for activities and initiatives that could be implemented through this program.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Matthew 22:15-22, responsible stewardship and service to God.

News

Standing Committee Meeting – October update

New Times online will now feature brief summaries of Standing Committee meetings to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting. This update refers to the recent October 2017 meeting.

Leadership

Learning to lead

Elizabeth Megaw is an emerging leader in the Uniting Church, holding leadership positions in her congregation and in the wider Uniting Church SA. New Times spoke to Elizabeth about the challenges and rewards of church leadership as a young person.

Culture

Not ok

At this time of year, the influx of mental health campaigns and awareness days significantly increases the exposure of mental health. This Mental Health Week (8-14 October), Bindy Taylor speaks about the importance of reaching out to friends and family.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on honesty, integrity and Proverbs 4:23-27.

News

A new Encounter

Receiving official recognition in September, Encounter Church is the first Uniting Church SA faith community to emerge from the Generate 2021 church planting program. New Times spoke to Mike Wardrop about the planning and vision behind this exciting new faith community.

Culture

Ngarrindjeri noticing

Several Uniting Church members recently undertook a pilgrimage on Ngarrindjeri country (Victor Harbor area) led by Sean Weetra. Rev Susan Doughty reflects on the experience and Sean Weetra shares the story of Ngurunderi.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton focuses on God's provision for the Israelites as they travelled towards the Promised Land.

Faith

Emerging generations embodying Jesus’ Way

SURRENDER Adelaide is a conference aimed at raising up emerging Christian leaders to live out the radical call of Jesus. Danica Patselis and Ian Dempster talk about the Uniting Church's role at the conference and this year's theme - "Embodying the Way".

Culture

Rethinking disaster responses

Natural disasters have hit the United States, the Carribean, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of Africa in recent weeks. UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor explores discrepancies in media coverage, and emphasises the need for disaster preparation in developing countries.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Micah 6:8 - "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Publications

Dollars & Sense - September 2017

Dollars & Sense is a quarterly newsletter produced by the Uniting Church SA Resources team and seeks to provide helpful articles to congregations and church office bearers. The September 2017 edition of the newsletter is now available online.

Faith

Time for a break?

Spiritual retreats offer the gift of silence allowing for intentional time with God. Find out more about when they are offered and what might be the best time to attend.