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News

Aged care commission announced

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced a plan to establish a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission by 1 January, 2019. UnitingCare Australia has congratulated the Turnbull Government for creating the commission.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on changing seasons, Psalm 23, and the sustenance provided by God and through Scripture.

Faith

Journeying along the Murray

Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis talks about her plans for the Living Water Tour, which will focus on eco-theology, intentional discipleship and Ngarrindjeri spirituality. The tour is geared towards Baby Boomers, but all people are invited.

News

News & notices - 11 April 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Culture

The story behind the song

“I Can Only Imagine” is one of several Christian films currently showing in Australian cinemas. Bindy Taylor went to see the film and offers her insights and opinions in the following review.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on witnessing, scepticism and John 20:29b: Blessed are those who have not seen, yet have come to believe.

Culture

Serving those in need over Easter

Over Easter and Christmas, when many of us are gathering at the homes of family and friends, others find little to celebrate. On Easter Day in 2018, Pilgrim Uniting Church hosted a special meal for homeless and disadvantaged people in Adelaide.

News

News & notices - 4 April 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on seeds, cycles and John 12:24: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.’”

News

Kicking goals for older South Australians

UnitingSA, is excited to unveil plans for a five-storey development in Adelaide’s west, which will put aged care at the heart of the community. UnitingSA West Lakes will incorporate residential aged care, retirement living apartments, retail spaces and more.

Faith

Don't be fooled: be full of life

Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis has prepared an Easter video for Uniting Church members and others to view. This is a longer version of the message from the Easter video.

News

News & notices - 28 March 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection comes from Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis. It focuses on Easter and 1 Corinthians 1:27.

Faith

Alive to the presence of God

Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kapandarabil was inducted into the Parkin-Sturt Patrol on Friday 9 March at Quorn Uniting Church. Rev Phil Gardner shared this reflective message as part of the induction service.

News

Support needed after disasters

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has asked church members to give generously to Australian communities affected by bushfires and cyclones.

News

News & notices - 21 March 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on remembering the story of Palm Sunday, which falls on 25 March this year.

Faith

Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Uniting Church chaplain Liam Miller draws on the work of James H. Cone to explore the question of the acceptability of violence and whether it is "OK" to punch a Nazi.

Culture

Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photos and other items are posted online every day. These five recent items address volunteer fees, an exciting new Easter initiative from the Bible Society, writing grant applications, National Close the Gap Day (Thursday 15 March) and Tim Hein's new book on understanding sexual assault.