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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.

News

News & notices - 13 April 2016

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church. There are lots of items this week so be sure to check them out!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Matthew 14:30 - “But when he noticed the strong wind, he became frightened and beginning to sink, he cried out, ‘Lord, save me!’”

Culture

The pilgrim's way

Individuals and communities from the Uniting Church SA, Uniting College, and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress come together for a series of unique pilgrimages each year. This article provides information about recent and upcoming pilgrimages across the state.

Publications

New Times - April/May 2016

The April/May 2016 print edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. It includes articles on leadership, ANZAC Day, intergenerational ministry, ESL Bible classes, pilgrimages, the new Experience Cafe, and much more!

Family

Introducing the Intergenerational team

This short article provides an update on how Mission Resourcing is continuing to engage with ministry to children, families, youth and young adults.

Family

Community engagement for young people

National Youth Week has started – and in the spirit of stereotypical youth rebellion, the week goes for 10 days, rather than seven, running from 8-17 April. Here are three ways to think about youth and your local congregation over this week (and a bit).

Faith

Responding to the gospel’s call

Many congregations are finding innovative ways to bring church to the community. Rev Pete Riggs talks about Playford Uniting Church's decision to bring Easter to Elizabeth Oval's football match on Good Friday.

Culture

The ethics of being church on stolen land

Rev Dr Chris Budden is the Interim National Coordinator for the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress. In this article, Chris talks to about his views on justice for First Peoples in Australia, and ethics in our current theological context.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on John 12:24 - “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.’”

Family

Meet Mike

There's a new face in the Synod office! Meet Mike Wardrop, the recently appointed Intergenerational Discipleship Developer working with the Uniting Church SA, Mission Resourcing and congregations across the state.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Living Water through the words of John 4:13 and 15.

Culture

Easter 2016: Renewed hope and Indigenous sovereignty

President Stuart McMillan has prepared his 2016 Easter message, "Renewed hope", for the Uniting Church in Australia. Rev Denise Champion joins Stuart to deliver the message, which encourages a serious national conversation about Indigenous sovereignty.

Faith

In light of the attacks on Brussels

A revised Easter message from Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer, reflecting on the attacks on Brussels that took place on Tuesday 22 March.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on the Easter story through passages from Luke.

Faith

An Easter Prayer from Korea

UnitingWorld’s Korean partners, the National Council of Churches in Korea (NCCK) in the South and the Korean Christian Federation in the North, have worked together to prepare a joint Easter community prayer for 2016.