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Culture

Being messy, being church

Messy Church is a phenomenon that has taken many by surprise. Local Messy Church practitioners Jenny Carver and Judyth Roberts spoke to New Times about Messy Church, its rewards and the Australasian Messy Church Conference.

News

News & notices - 23 May 2018

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

News

Call for peace and unity in South Sudan

The South Sudanese Christian community in Australia united to call for harmony and reconciliation as the third round of peace talks to resolve the African conflict began last week.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on reconciliation as we approach National Sorry Day (26 May), Reconciliation Sunday (27 May or 3 June) and Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June).

News

Building support for a growing community

The Pilgrimage of Healing runs annually during Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) and offers support for the development of Indigenous communities within the Uniting Church SA. In 2018, the focus will be on Oodnadatta Faith Community’s vision for a new church building.

News

Prayers for Indonesia

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has expressed shock and sadness at suicide bombings targeting churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday 13 May.

News

News & notices - 16 May 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 the changing of the seasons and discerning what God is inviting in this particular "season" of your life.

Faith

The fire living inside

Jesse Size will be ordained as a Deacon in the Uniting Church on Saturday 12 May, 2pm, at Port Augusta Uniting Church. In this article, Jesse shares his passion for breaking down barriers and his personal journey towards becoming a Deacon.

News

Important initiatives but short on heart

Stuart McMillan (President, Uniting Church in Australia) and Claerwen Little (National Director, UnitingCare Australia) weigh in on the 2018 federal budget, which was announced on Tuesday 8 May.

News

News & notices - 9 May 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 includes a story from Betty, a member of a Uniting Church congregation in South Australia, and details the importance of following "nudges" from God.

News

News & notices - 2 May 2018

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

Faith

Youth encouraged to “think small”

Live Life Loud, the ecumenical youth worship evening run annually at venues across South Australia, continues to grow each year. In 2018, the event will include seven huge regional events in June - all focussed on the theme "Think Small".

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Philippians 4:4-7 and finding peaceful moments with God.

Culture

A must-read for ministry leaders

Rev Phil Gardner (Executive Officer, Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning) has written a review of Tim Hein’s new book, “Understanding sexual abuse: a guide for ministry leaders and survivors”, which was officially launched on Monday 30 April.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Anzac Day (Wednesday 25 April, 2018).

Faith

The call of God comes into your life like…

In this reflective piece, Rev Prof Andrew Dutney uses the occurrence of Leadership Formation Day as an opportunity to explore the Annunciation and how the call of God enters people's lives.

News

Standing Committee Meeting – April 2018 update

Standing Committee meeting updates are published to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting of the Committee. This update refers to the recent April 2018 meeting.

News

News & notices - 25 April 2018

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