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Culture

Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photos and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that could be of interest to the Uniting Church SA community - including one linked to International Women's Day (8/3)!

Leadership

Growing leadership in the Uniting Church

The Uniting Church SA and Uniting College for Leadership & Theology are working together to create three different leadership programs for 2016, all forming part of a new “Uniting Leaders” initiative.

Leadership

Celebrating women in leadership

With International Women’s Day fast approaching, it is an opportune time to celebrate the female leaders that are serving Christ and the Uniting Church SA in the role of Moderator and Moderator-elect.

Faith

Reflection of the week

For the remainder of Lent, our Reflection of the Week will be drawn from the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, with permission from the creators. This week's reflection is "Day 22 - Jesus says, 'Follow Me'" centred on Luke 9:23 and Matthew 6:33.

Family

Family focus over Easter

Melissa Neumann (State Coordinator, Children and Family Ministry) talks about living out faith with family over Lent and Easter.

Faith

The wandering preacher

​Annie Matz is a Cape Jervis resident who attends Delamere Uniting Church – but you won’t always find her there on a Sunday. Annie is an Accredited Lay Preacher who travels to different communities across SA to preach.

News

Emergency relief for Fiji

As communities in Fiji assess the damage done by Category 5 Cyclone Winston, Uniting Church and UnitingWorld leaders are inviting Australian communities to join them in supporting those affected through prayer and contributions to the UnitingWorld Fiji Emergency Appeal.

Faith

Reflection of the week

For the remainder of Lent, our Reflection of the Week will be drawn from the 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting, with permission from the creators. This week's reflection is "Day 15 - Forgiveness: the healing water" centred on Exodus 15:22-25.

Leadership

Busting the myths about community leadership

What if we believed that we all have the potential to lead, no matter who we are and what role we play, asks Doug Taylor from Uniting, who challenges perennial leadership myths and why it’s so hard to get rid of them.

News

Prayer for Fiji

Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston has caused massive damage across Fiji. UnitingWorld is offering updates about the situation and support for those affected by the disaster.

News

Progressing after Pinery

It has now been over two months since the Pinery bushfire began – but its effects continue to be felt by those in the region. Disaster and Recovery Ministries Coordinator talks to New Times about the recovery process thus far.

News

Nuclear waste a cause for concern, say SA church members

On Monday 15 February, the Nuclear Fuel Cycle Royal Commission released tentative findings suggesting the profitability of a nuclear waste dump in South Australia. Members of the Uniting Church SA have already expressed concern over this possibility.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Mark 6:31-32 - “So he said to them, ‘Let us go off by ourselves to some place where we will be alone and we can rest a while.’ So they started out in a boat by themselves to a lonely place.”

Faith

Exploration through song

Kylie Brice is currently preparing to launch her debut EP and to lead a workshop at UnitingWomen. Amidst her busyness, she took time to talk to New Times about her background in the Uniting Church and her belief in music as a form of self-expression.

Culture

Justice survey indicates support for refugees

Recently, the Uniting Church SA Transforming Justice unit conducted a survey to identify current levels of support for a range of social justice issues, and inform future priority setting.

Publications

New Times - February/March 2016

The February/March 2016 print edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. It includes article about Easter, superannuation, the impact of the Pinery fires, international church partnerships, and a cover image by Karan Hudson.