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Faith

Easter: new life, new season

In the 2017 Moderator's Easter message, Rev Sue Ellis reflects on new life, new seasons and hope that is found at Easter. A transcript of the message has been published here, along with a link to the video message.

News

New RAH chapel causes consternation

The announcement that a chapel will be a feature of the new Royal Adelaide Hospital disappointed many chaplains who had spent months carefully considering the shape of the hospital's new Spiritual Care Centre.

Faith

We need Easter faith

We need Easter - the experience of Good Friday and Easter Sunday faith. Rev Jennifer Hughes shares her reflections on the importance of Easter faith and the good news of the Easter story.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on familiar routines, transformation and Easter.

News

A Prayer for the Coptic Church in Egypt

On Palm Sunday, bomb blasts killed at least 44 people across two Coptic churches in northern Egypt. As we grieve this tragic loss of life, we hold our Coptic brothers and sisters in prayer. Rev Dr Zi Jhang has shared a prayer through UnitingWorld in the wake of the attacks.

News

Support in the aftermath of TC Debbie

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has asked church members to lend their support to Uniting Church appeals for communities suffering in the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Culture

Continued care for refugees

The Uniting Church SA has a history of offering support to refugees and asylum seekers in our local community. Many have also participated in peaceful protests against the offshore detention of people seeking asylum.

News

Don't change 18C, says UCA President

The Uniting Church in Australia Assembly has released a statement from President Stuart McMillan as a response to recent government discussions of Section 18C in the Federal Racial Discrimination Act.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on belief and looks forward to Easter.

Culture

Ample learning for Annesley students at Adelaide Zoo

Families from Annesley Early Learning Centre, part of the Annesley Junior School associated with the Uniting Church SA, recently went on an exciting trip to the Adelaide Zoo! Read all about it in this short article.

Culture

Reflection of a 2nd Gen Migrant on Harmony Day

"The most confronting for me was to look around the room and see about 290 ‘white’ people and half a dozen indigenous people, and one other Asian who was new, like me." Rev Dr Amelia Koh-Butler reflects on Harmony Day (21 March), diversity and 'the other'.

Culture

The importance of church planting

Since the launch of Generate 2021, the new church planting initiative of the Uniting Church SA, Rev Dr Graham Humphris has had many questions to answer – most commonly, why plant new churches when existing ones are declining?

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the call to be peacemakers - on Harmony Day (21 March) and every other day.