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News

Planning for 2016

The Uniting Church SA's 2016 calendar is now available online!

Faith

What is Epiphany, anyway?

Wednesday 6 January, 2016, is Epiphany – you can see it marked in this year’s calendar and lectionary readings. But what exactly is Epiphany?

Culture

How green is my church?

Making resolutions for 2016? Maybe you should consider engaging with ideas to make your church, faith community or home "greener". Jeff Telfer discusses.

Faith

Responding with joy

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.

Culture

Seven ways to engage your inner child this Christmas

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.

Culture

'Tisn't the season to be stressful!

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.

Faith

The gift of grace

Dr Tanya Wittwer reflects on the place of grief and grace during the busy Christmas season.

News

Christmas a time of crisis for many

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.

Culture

Climate change and Christian responsibility

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.

Faith

An uncommon community

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.

Publications

New Times - December 2015

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".

News

Helping bushfire-affected communities

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.

Culture

Love is...

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue in Australian culture. But what role can Uniting Church SA communities play in its prevention?

Publications

Dollars & Sense - November 2015

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.

Culture

Connecting on Country

Community groups, foundations and businesses join together to make the dream of "the Hub" a reality in Hawker, South Australia.

Culture

Australia: a compassionate country?

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.