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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.

Faith

Red Dove Café: new space, same mission

The food, fun and fundraising provided by Red Dove Café every year at the Royal Adelaide Show is well known in the Uniting Church SA community. This year, the café has moved to a new building - visit before the Show concludes on Sunday 10 September!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Romans 12:9-17 and Paul's words on love in action.

Faith

Hope released

The recent Hope We Have conference demonstrated how authentic evangelism can be possible in our Australian context. Here are five ways to practice evangelism in your neighbourhood.

News

News & notices - 30 August 2017

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 30 August edition of UC e-News.

Faith

Don't conform - transform

Each year, SAYCO provides young people from the Uniting Church SA with an opportunity to grow in faith and discipleship. Mike Wardrop and Luke Rasmussen reflection on the 2017 SAYCO Theme, "Rebels", and their hopes for this year's camp.

Culture

Navigating cultures across generations

Growing up between two different worlds can be tricky – yet this is a position many people living in Australia today find themselves in. Sam Chan talks about this challenge and the "One-Two: What's Next?" conference.

Faith

Are you willing to be sent where few can see you?

For thousands of years now, missionaries have been willing to undertake thankless tasks in overlooked corners of the planet, serving unknown people for no material reward, often with little discernible effect. Are you willing to be numbered among them?

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflections focuses on Matthew 25:35, 40: “I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in… Whatever you did for one of the least important of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Faith

A milestone marked

Church members across Australia this year have celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia – but the Church is not the only one marking a milestone. This article shares the story of Pattie Iles who celebrated her 100th birthday earlier this year.

Faith

Pre-evangelism in a secular age

Held from 27-29 August, The Hope We Have is a conference on evangelism, conversion and the mission of God, and will feature input from Rev Dr Karina Kreminski. In this article, Karina explores the idea of pre-evangelism and its importance in modern Christian life.

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 the Kingdom of God, Frontier Services Patrol Ministry, white supremacy, conversations on marriage, and children's prayers for the Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In this week's reflection, Linda Sutton sees Matthew 15:10-28 as a challenge to look past differences and love one another.

News

Seeking ways forward on treaty

The first National President’s Minister Conference for 2017 was held in Darwin from Thursday 29 June to Sunday 2 July. Congress had a strong presence at the event, tackling complex issues related to treaty, sovereignty, reconciliation, and the theology of land.

News

Conversations from the heart

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan encourages the Church to ensure discussions about marriage are anchored in grace and respect. This statement was originally published in September 2016, and is being shared again in light of recent national discussions.