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Faith

South Sudan's secret peacemakers

“This is what my people need...to hear God’s Word of hope and peace. They need to be taught to live peace, to breathe it – commit to it, work for it." Rev Michael Aban Obat speaks to Dr Sureka Goringe about peacemaking in South Sudan.

News

Standing in solidarity on nuclear waste

At a recent meeting, the Uniting Church SA Standing Committee formally agreed to stand in covenantal solidarity with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress on the issue of nuclear waste repositories in SA.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection relates to the International Day of Peace, and focusses on John 14:27.

News

Conversations from the heart

Stuart McMillan, Uniting Church in Australia President, encourages the church to ensure discussions about marriage equality are anchored in grace and respect.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection looks at 1 Timothy 2:1 and the call to pray for everyone.

Publications

Dollars & Sense - August 2016

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 August 2016 edition of the newsletter is now available online.

Culture

Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may be of interest to the Uniting Church SA community.

Family

"Let me encourage you"

Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family & Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (the final part of three), Nicole shares stories of her current involvement in church camps.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In the lead up to KCO this weekend, this reflection focusses on Matthew 19:14: “Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.'"

Culture

Encouraging engagement on mental health

The Uniting Church SA has a strong voice in mental health advocacy through campaigns, chaplaincy and the work of UnitingCare organisations. Over the coming months, the church community will be given opportunities to further engage in this area.

Culture

Recalling Methodist ministry in Warruwi

On Wednesday 27 July, 2016, over 60 people from across Australia, including several South Australians, joined with the Warruwi (South Goulburn Island) community to mark the centenary of Methodist mission activities that commenced in the region in 1916.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on Isaiah 43:8, renewal and the coming of spring.

News

Refugee summit support

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan is calling for a national summit on alternatives to Australia’s refugee policies. His statement comes in the lead-up to two SA events focussed on refugees.

Family

“It left a lasting impression”

Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family & Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (part two of three), Nicole shares stories of how church camps have helped her to grow in life and faith.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on Matthew 25:35,40, and explores welcome, love, and sacrifice.