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News

A new Encounter

Receiving official recognition in September, Encounter Church is the first Uniting Church SA faith community to emerge from the Generate 2021 church planting program. New Times spoke to Mike Wardrop about the planning and vision behind this exciting new faith community.

Culture

Ngarrindjeri noticing

Several Uniting Church members recently undertook a pilgrimage on Ngarrindjeri country (Victor Harbor area) led by Sean Weetra. Rev Susan Doughty reflects on the experience and Sean Weetra shares the story of Ngurunderi.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton focuses on God's provision for the Israelites as they travelled towards the Promised Land.

Faith

Emerging generations embodying Jesus’ Way

SURRENDER Adelaide is a conference aimed at raising up emerging Christian leaders to live out the radical call of Jesus. Danica Patselis and Ian Dempster talk about the Uniting Church's role at the conference and this year's theme - "Embodying the Way".

Culture

Rethinking disaster responses

Natural disasters have hit the United States, the Carribean, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of Africa in recent weeks. UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor explores discrepancies in media coverage, and emphasises the need for disaster preparation in developing countries.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Micah 6:8 - "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God."

Publications

Dollars & Sense - September 2017

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 September 2017 edition of the newsletter is now available online.

Faith

Time for a break?

Spiritual retreats offer the gift of silence allowing for intentional time with God. Find out more about when they are offered and what might be the best time to attend.

Faith

100 years of faith & friendship

Earlier this month, Port Elliot Uniting Church’s Adult Fellowship reached a huge milestone, celebrating 100 years of faith, friendship and fellowship at two special centenary events.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard (Matthew 20:1-16) and the gift of God's grace.

News

Generous grants to support positive ageing

The Uniting Church in Australia’s 40th anniversary has been a time of reflection and celebration. Resthaven has chosen a particularly generous way of celebrating this milestone – they have given a substantial donation of $250,000 to the Synod of South Australia.

Culture

Understanding ordination

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney provides his notes on the Uniting Church in Australia's understanding of ordination, drawing on the Basis of Union and the 1997 Assembly's "Affirmations on Ordination".

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on God's unconditional love for all people and God's ability to see us exactly as we are.

Culture

Polar parallels on a journey of the heart

Uniting Church in Australia General Secretary Colleen Geyer shares her experiences on travelling across Canada with seven Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leaders as part of the United Church of Canada's Reconciliation Dialogue.

News

Uniting Church President condemns cruel treatment

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has condemned recently announced plans to cut federal government support from a group of asylum seekers living in the Australian community.