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News

News & notices - 21 March 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on remembering the story of Palm Sunday, which falls on 25 March this year.

Faith

Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Uniting Church chaplain Liam Miller draws on the work of James H. Cone to explore the question of the acceptability of violence and whether it is "OK" to punch a Nazi.

Culture

Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photos and other items are posted online every day. These five recent items address volunteer fees, an exciting new Easter initiative from the Bible Society, writing grant applications, National Close the Gap Day (Thursday 15 March) and Tim Hein's new book on understanding sexual assault.

News

News & notices - 14 March 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

Culture

Pumpkins galore for Hawker

Over two huge days in June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for the Great Pumpkin Party. Discover more about the vision behind this unique event - and how you can get involved! - in this short article.

Faith

How to (and how not to) vote

With the South Australian state election looming, this article aims to assist Christians in applying Biblical principles in order to make their vote count. The election will be held on Saturday 17 March, 2018.

News

News & notices - 7 March 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the continuing Lenten journey - the small sacrifices we make and the bigger sacrifice made by God at Easter.

News

Meeting the experts

On Tuesday 27 February, local Christian leaders met with members of the expert panel conducting the Religious Freedom Review. This meeting was called to continue discussions that took place at a round table gathering earlier in the year.

News

UC Invest welcomes a new era

On Wednesday 24 January, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission approved UC Invest’s application for an Australian Financial Services License.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection includes passages from the Psalms and focuses on anxiety, peace and the presence of God.

News

Standing Committee Meeting - February update

Standing Committee meeting updates are published to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting of the Committee. This update refers to the recent February 2018 meeting.

Culture

Introducing Mrs Unity Hill

Held annually in January, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival provides a valuable opportunity for locals to connect with community – and this year, one Unity Hill Uniting Church member chose a special way to make this connection.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on God's presence in our lives and the promise to answer when we call.

News

Church speaks into religious review

The Uniting Church has affirmed its opposition to all forms of discrimination at a federal government hearing on religious freedom.