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News

Calls to halve homelessness by 2025

On any given night over 100,000 Australians are homeless. Each year more than 200,000 people seek help from homelessness services. And these numbers are growing.

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 might be of interest to the Uniting Church SA community.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on the passage from John 15:1-12: “I am the True Vine, and Father is the gardener. He breaks off every branch in me that does not bear fruit; he prunes it to make it bear more fruit.”

Culture

New life for Tailem Bend

Congress Development Officer Mark Kickett talks to New Times about his hopes for this year's Pilgrimage of Healing (27 May to 3 June) and the new ecumenical faith community at Tailem Bend.

Faith

100 years for Clarrie Hore!

Rev Clarrie Hore celebrated his 100th birthday on Tuesday 10 May this year – making him the oldest living Uniting Church minister in South Australia! Graham Hore provides a brief history of Clarrie’s life and ministry.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on the changing seasons and rhythms of life, the need to listen and to rest.

Leadership

10 ways to find new preachers

In this popular article from the most recent print edition of New Times, Mike Wardrop talks about how to find exciting new preachers for your church community.

News

Your faith, your voice, your vote

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and Rev Elenie Poulos, the National Director of UnitingJustice, encourage Uniting Church members to make sure their voices are heard in the lead up to the 2016 Federal Election.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Pentecost and Acts 2:2 - “…and suddenly from heaven came a sound like the rush of a strong wind, and filled the house where they were sitting.”

News

A missed opportunity?

Leaders from the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly, UnitingWorld and UnitingCare Australia respond to the 2016-17 Federal Budget, sharing their worries about the effect it may have on vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas.

News

News & notices - 4 May 2016

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 focusses on families, discussing how easy it is to get caught up in daily activities and forget to appreciate these important relationships.

Family

A reflection on Mother’s Day

In the lead up to Mother's Day (Sunday 8 May), Rev Tony Nancarrow shares a reflection on the importance of mothers.

News

Manus detainees face uncertain future

Uniting Church leaders call for detainees to be brought to Australia after a PNG Supreme Court ruling found detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal.

Family

"Six locations, two nights, one God"

Live Life Loud is a dynamic youth initiative run annually by the Uniting Church SA. This year, Live Life Loud events will be held at six locations over two nights, providing opportunities for teens across the state to engage and grow.