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News

Working to close the gap

Today is National Close the Gap Day and the 10th anniversary of the Close the Gap campaign. The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly, Stuart McMillan shares his thoughts on Indigenous health, sovereignty and treaty.

Family

KCO campers to explore life with Jesus

Planning is now underway for KCO 2016! There are plenty of opportunities for individuals, congregations and faith communities to get involved in shaping this year's camp.

Culture

Which women's workshop?

The 2016 UnitingWomen conference is fast approaching! New Times is pleased to share information about the conference's inspiring workshop presenters and the diverse topics they will cover.

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 36 - Jump for joy: Jesus saves" centred on John 3:16 and 1 John 4:4.

Faith

My life as a pilgrim

Candace Champion shares her experiences with pilgrimage in three different situations. She also provides insights gained at a 2015 Voices for Justice conference - an SA event will be held in July 2016.

Culture

Uncovering dark secrets

Film | Spotlight | M | Review by Deb Bennett | Nominated for six Academy Awards, Spotlight is a true-life movie that can be appreciated on many levels.

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 29 - Jesus: our way out of despair" centred on Isaiah 63:9.

News

Statistics show suicide rise

According to data recently released by the Australia Bureau of Statistics (ABS), suicide rates in 2014 jumped to 12 deaths per 100,000 people – the highest in a decade.

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.