Last year, New Times asked Uniting Church SA members from a variety of backgrounds to answer two questions about “joy.” Their responses provide an interesting insight into how faith, life and joy intersect in the lives of Uniting Church members, particularly over Advent and Christmas.
New Times is the voice of the Uniting Church SA featuring articles, videos and diverse media to cover topics including news, faith development and culture.
Mary Jo Zwar explores how families can help form disciples and what it means for a family to continue in Jesus' word today.
There’s no doubt Christmas is a wondrous time for children, but for adults the stress and frenzy can detract from enjoying the time together. Rev Paul Clark gives some tips on how to recapture the joy this Christmas by engaging your inner child.
First appearing in a 1988 edition of New Times, this article by Dr Darryl Cross outlines ways to deal with stress over the Christmas season.
Dr Tanya Wittwer reflects on the place of grief and grace during the busy Christmas season.
At a time when many people look forward to celebrating and spending time with loved ones, there are also many in our community experiencing serious crisis.
On Saturday 17 October, a symposium was held at Playford Uniting Church on the topic of climate change. Organised by the Uniting Church SA Environment Action Group, the event featured a number of keynote speakers. Heather Hill has the details.
Rev Dr Trevor Whitney writes about the establishment and growth of the Adelaide L'Arche community, who aim to establish a faith-based community home for adults with intellectual disability in SA.
The December 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Grace".
Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has joined SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer in calling for prayers and support for those devastated by the recent bushfires in SA’s Mid-North.
Mandy Harvey considers how monastic communities can play a part in everyday life.
Domestic violence is a pervasive issue in Australian culture. But what role can Uniting Church SA communities play in its prevention?
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 November 2015 edition of the newsletter is now available online.
Community groups, foundations and businesses join together to make the dream of "the Hub" a reality in Hawker, South Australia.
Australian aid, previously known as foreign aid, has done an immense amount of good for vulnerable people around the world and for Australia’s reputation as a trading partner. But significant reductions to the aid budget have limited Australia's ability to help.
The 2016 UnitingWomen conference continues to draw exciting speakers and presenters. Bindy Taylor writes about one of the workshop leaders, Katheryn Curnow, and what she will present to UnitingWomen attendees.
Uniting Church SA defence chaplain, Rev Sue Page, led the South Australian Remembrance Day service at the National War Memorial in Adelaide.
Former national chairperson of the UAICC, Rev Rronang Garrawurra, was honoured on Wednesday 4 November as a finalist for the 2016 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year award.
A partnership between Resthaven Marion and Westminster School won the Intergenerational Award at the Council on the Ageing's "Every Generation Positive Ageing Awards".
An ecumenical “Dinner of Light” was held in August, organised jointly by the Catholic parish of St Mark’s and Lighthouse Uniting Church, and promoted by the Uniting Church/Roman Catholic Dialogue of South Australia.