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Culture

The faces behind the gifts

Generous people across Australia contributed over one million dollars to the Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal in 2016, in addition to donating numerous gifts. Stories have begun pouring in about how families have been supported through the Appeal.

Culture

United in passion

Yurora 2017, the National Christian Youth Convention, was held from 8-12 January in Sydney. Shane Gillard, Semisi Kailahi and Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan share their reflections on certain sessions at the event.

Faith

Reflection of the week

The first reflection of the week for 2017 focusses on new beginnings and finding strength in the Lord.

Culture

10 tips for writing web content

Websites are one of the most effective tools for congregations to connect with the wider community – but some churches struggle to know how best to use their websites.

Culture

A chance at peace for South Sudan

When Rev Caleb puts his hands to the blistered steering wheel of his four-wheel drive and heads out of Juba this month, he’ll go with prayers and provisions from Uniting Church communities and members. This support, Caleb believes, will give South Sudan her best chance at peace.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In the last Reflection of the Week for 2016, Linda Sutton reflects on the Magi and the Christmas story.

Faith

Why Christmas is my favourite time of the year

Rev Christy Capper, Director of Missiology with Mission Resourcing and Uniting College for Leadership & Theology, shares her love of Christmas and reflects on the story of Christ’s birth.

News

Bad tidings for retired ministers

The Federal Government has delivered bad Christmas tidings for more than 1,000 retired Uniting Church ministers whose retirement incomes were slashed by age pension changes in January 2016, the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly reports.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's Advent reflection focusses on 1 Peter 1:8 - “Though you have not seen him [Jesus], you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

News

News & notices - 14 December 2016

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church. This is the final "News & notices" article for 2016; these articles will recommence weekly publication on Wednesday 18 January, 2017.

Publications

New Times – December 2016 / January 2017

The December 2016 / January 2017 print edition of New Times is now online. It includes articles about the Nov P&S meeting, new Moderator Rev Sue Ellis, peace in South Sudan, tips for web writing, and much more. There are lots of letters and Christmas articles in this edition, too!

Faith

The future is open

After over a decade of service and ministry with the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and faith community, Rev Dr Gary Stuckey ended his placement in December. Tom Mitchard spoke to Gary about Stillpoint’s unique ministry and his own plans for the future.

News

A day of gratitude

In November, members of the Owen community and surrounding area gathered together to commemorate the 2015 Pinery Fire. Uniting Church SA Recovery Liaison Pastor reflects on the event and the aftermath of the Pinery Fire.

Culture

What is your yuróra?

The next National Christian Youth Convention will be held in January 2017, attracting young people aged 16-25 from across the Uniting Church. Tilly South reflects on NCYC 2014, yuróra (passion) and diverse Christian community.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on the name of Jesus and the "reason for the season".