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News

News & notices - 14 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 John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

Culture

Pumpkins galore for Hawker

Over two huge days in June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for the Great Pumpkin Party. Discover more about the vision behind this unique event - and how you can get involved! - in this short article.

Faith

How to (and how not to) vote

With the South Australian state election looming, this article aims to assist Christians in applying Biblical principles in order to make their vote count. The election will be held on Saturday 17 March, 2018.

News

News & notices - 7 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 the continuing Lenten journey - the small sacrifices we make and the bigger sacrifice made by God at Easter.

News

Meeting the experts

On Tuesday 27 February, local Christian leaders met with members of the expert panel conducting the Religious Freedom Review. This meeting was called to continue discussions that took place at a round table gathering earlier in the year.

News

UC Invest welcomes a new era

On Wednesday 24 January, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission approved UC Invest’s application for an Australian Financial Services License.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection includes passages from the Psalms and focuses on anxiety, peace and the presence of God.

News

Standing Committee Meeting - February 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 February 2018 meeting.

Culture

Introducing Mrs Unity Hill

Held annually in January, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival provides a valuable opportunity for locals to connect with community – and this year, one Unity Hill Uniting Church member chose a special way to make this connection.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on God's presence in our lives and the promise to answer when we call.

News

Church speaks into religious review

The Uniting Church has affirmed its opposition to all forms of discrimination at a federal government hearing on religious freedom.

Culture

A global community of believers

UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor shares stories from the Pacific, including the visit Alexandra Bingham (pictured right) took to Lelehudi in Papua New Guinea in 2017 to document a UnitingWorld partnership.

Culture

From past to present

Members of the Uniting Church SA Historical Society believe there is much to be learnt from the work of past congregations, members and organisations. Dr Judith Raftery spoke to New Times about the Society's important work.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Lent and being wise in the choices we make.

Leadership

Sunny’s call to service

As a child, Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kadaparambil dreamed of becoming a missionary. He has followed this calling from India to remote ministry in Australia, with his second placement bringing him to the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in SA.