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Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's short reflection focuses on Mark's Gospel and the authority of Jesus.

News

Religious freedom review deadline extended

An independent panel began its review of religious freedoms in Australia on 10 January 2018, and are accepting submissions from the public. This article includes further information about the review and a recent meeting of SA Christian leaders.

Culture

Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. These five recent items address topics such as stewardship, how congregations contribute to the economy, modern hymns, SA photography, and religious discussions.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the new year, new seasons and Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

News

Religious freedom review begins

Led by former Liberal frontbencher Philip Ruddock, an independent panel will meet on 10 January to begin its review of whether Australian law adequately protects the human right to religious freedom.

News

Solidarity with African youth

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan and South Sudanese church leaders, Rev Amel Manyon (pictured) and Pastor Moses Leth, speak out about recent political and media commentary on African young people.

Faith

Taking off: a church plant launches in Prospect

An exciting new church community has been recently planted in Prospect. Encounter Church, which was officially recognised as a Uniting Church faith community in September 2017, will hold its first public service in mid-February 2018.

Faith

God, goats and gifts

"Christmas isn’t just about making sure our nearest and dearest have everything they need. Christmas is about being swept up in a powerful gift of love and sharing that as far and wide as we can – the meaning, as well as the outcome."

Faith

Have yourself an apocalyptic Christmas

New Testament lecturer Dr John Frederick explores how we can use the Christmas story to reflect on the “apocalyptic” in the traditional sense of the word – the revelation of that which was previously hidden – and how that may shape our thinking for the future.

News

Standing Committee Meeting – December 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 December 2017 meeting.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the response of the shepherds in the Christmas story, and our own responses to the birth of Jesus.

Faith

Prayerful responses to the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse handed its final report to the Government on Thursday 14 December. UCA President Stuart McMillan shared these prayers, which may be used for personal or corporate worship.

News

Royal Commission hands down final report

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan has urged Church members to help ensure the Church’s commitments to child safety are honoured as a result of the landmark inquiry.

Culture

A revitalisation for Noarlunga

“To live as Ambassadors of Christ” is the mission statement of Noarlunga Uniting Church as they move forward into a new era. Bindy Taylor talks to Rev Douglas Monaghan about the Noarlunga congregation's revitalisation plans.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on fear and peace, Advent and the Christmas story.

News

Changes to Australian marriage laws

A pastoral statement from the President of the Uniting Church in Australia in regards to the change in Australian marriage law, and a link to a statement from Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis.