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News

Prayers for South Sudan

In the wake of recent violence in South Sudan, UnitingWorld has shared a call for prayer from a member of our church partner, the Presbyterian Church of South Sudan.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on winter and times of rest, drawing on Jesus' words in Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.”

Family

One boy's big heart

This article tells the story of four-year old Noah, a compassionate boy seeking to help those without homes. Empowered, encouraged and supported by his local community, Noah put his young faith in action to raise awareness and funds at a very special event.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on excess baggage and travelling lightly.

News

Prayers in the shadow of violence

The past month has seen violent attacks occur in locations across the world, many of which have been tied to the Islamic State - most recently, the attack in Baghdad, Iraq. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer offers a reflection on these recent acts of violence. Updated 05/07/16.

Culture

A place to humble yourself

NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and the contributions and achievements of Indigenous Australians. This article reflects on a Spirituality Pilgrimage in Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) country that took place in May 2016.

News

A prayer for Turkey

Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer shares a prayer in the wake of the recent attack at Ataturk airport in Turkey.

Leadership

Five things to consider as you serve in a local church

Reflecting on Carey Nieuwhof's recent visit to Adelaide, International Discipleship Developer Mike Wardrop looks at five things for people to consider when leading or serving in a local church community.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Psalm 83:1a - "O God, do not keep silence, nor hold your peace or be still, O God."

Culture

Do Christianity and politics mix?

With the July 2016 Federal Election approaching, Transforming Justice Coordinator Adrian Nippress shares his thoughts on why and how Christians are called to engage with justice issues and politics.

News

Aged care cuts more severe than expected

The UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network has released independent modelling that demonstrates the full extent of the impact of aged care budget cuts on sick and frail older people in residential aged care.

News

Happy birthday, Uniting Church in Australia!

Today the Uniting Church in Australia celebrates its 39th anniversary. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer reflects on the Church’s life and ministry.

News

Council backslides on baking inspections

The One Tree Hill Fellowship group was concerned when the council decided their fundraising bakers' home kitchens would be subject to regular inspections. The group is relieved that this decision has been reviewed!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him."

News

On the Orlando hate attack

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has released a statement about the attack that took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday 12 June.