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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.

Faith

100 years of faith & friendship

Earlier this month, Port Elliot Uniting Church’s Adult Fellowship reached a huge milestone, celebrating 100 years of faith, friendship and fellowship at two special centenary events.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) and the gift of God's grace.

News

Generous grants to support positive ageing

The Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary has been a time of reflection and celebration. Resthaven has chosen a particularly generous way of celebrating this milestone – they have given a substantial donation of $250,000 to the Synod of South Australia.

Culture

Understanding ordination

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney provides his notes on the Uniting Church in Australia's understanding of ordination, drawing on the Basis of Union and the 1997 Assembly's "Affirmations on Ordination".

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on God's unconditional love for all people and God's ability to see us exactly as we are.

News

Uniting Church President condemns cruel treatment

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has condemned recently announced plans to cut federal government support from a group of asylum seekers living in the Australian community.

Faith

Red Dove Café: new space, same mission

The food, fun and fundraising provided by Red Dove Café every year at the Royal Adelaide Show is well known in the Uniting Church SA community. This year, the café has moved to a new building - visit before the Show concludes on Sunday 10 September!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Romans 12:9-17 and Paul's words on love in action.

Faith

Hope released

The recent Hope We Have conference demonstrated how authentic evangelism can be possible in our Australian context. Here are five ways to practice evangelism in your neighbourhood.

News

News & notices - 30 August 2017

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 30 August edition of UC e-News.

Faith

Don't conform - transform

Each year, SAYCO provides young people from the Uniting Church SA with an opportunity to grow in faith and discipleship. Mike Wardrop and Luke Rasmussen reflection on the 2017 SAYCO Theme, "Rebels", and their hopes for this year's camp.

Culture

Navigating cultures across generations

Growing up between two different worlds can be tricky – yet this is a position many people living in Australia today find themselves in. Sam Chan talks about this challenge and the "One-Two: What's Next?" conference.

Faith

Are you willing to be sent where few can see you?

For thousands of years now, missionaries have been willing to undertake thankless tasks in overlooked corners of the planet, serving unknown people for no material reward, often with little discernible effect. Are you willing to be numbered among them?