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Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Hebrews 12:1b and turning over a new leaf.

Culture

Celebrating survival on 26 January

A message from the Uniting Church in Australia President, Stuart McMillan, on Survival (Australia) Day calls for all Australians to show respect and honour for First Peoples on 26 January 2017.

News

Potential new school at Brooklyn Park site

On Wednesday 25 January, Emmaus Christian College announced plans to establish a second campus in Brooklyn Park adjacent to Adelaide West Uniting Church, Uniting College, Adelaide College of Divinity and the Adelaide Theological Library.

Leadership

Recognising Uniting Church contributions

While debate rages about the meaning and date of Australia Day, the awards given on this day provide an opportunity to thank many people for their service to the community - this year that includes several people with Uniting Church SA affiliations.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's brief reflection focuses on John 2:11 - “Jesus performed the first of his many works in Cana of Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believed in him.”

Culture

The faces behind the gifts

Generous people across Australia contributed over one million dollars to the Target and UnitingCare Christmas Appeal in 2016, in addition to donating numerous gifts. Stories have begun pouring in about how families have been supported through the Appeal.

Culture

United in passion

Yurora 2017, the National Christian Youth Convention, was held from 8-12 January in Sydney. Shane Gillard, Semisi Kailahi and Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan share their reflections on certain sessions at the event.

Faith

Reflection of the week

The first reflection of the week for 2017 focuses on new beginnings and finding strength in the Lord.

Culture

10 tips for writing web content

Websites are one of the most effective tools for congregations to connect with the wider community – but some churches struggle to know how best to use their websites.

Culture

A chance at peace for South Sudan

When Rev Caleb puts his hands to the blistered steering wheel of his four-wheel drive and heads out of Juba this month, he’ll go with prayers and provisions from Uniting Church communities and members. This support, Caleb believes, will give South Sudan her best chance at peace.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In the last Reflection of the Week for 2016, Linda Sutton reflects on the Magi and the Christmas story.

Faith

Why Christmas is my favourite time of the year

Rev Christy Capper, Director of Missiology with Mission Resourcing and Uniting College for Leadership & Theology, shares her love of Christmas and reflects on the story of Christ’s birth.

News

Bad tidings for retired ministers

The Federal Government has delivered bad Christmas tidings for more than 1,000 retired Uniting Church ministers whose retirement incomes were slashed by age pension changes in January 2016, the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly reports.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's Advent reflection focusses on 1 Peter 1:8 - “Though you have not seen him [Jesus], you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.”

News

News & notices - 14 December 2016

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church. This is the final "News & notices" article for 2016; these articles will recommence weekly publication on Wednesday 18 January, 2017.

Publications

New Times – December 2016 / January 2017

The December 2016 / January 2017 print edition of New Times is now online. It includes articles about the Nov P&S meeting, new Moderator Rev Sue Ellis, peace in South Sudan, tips for web writing, and much more. There are lots of letters and Christmas articles in this edition, too!

Faith

The future is open

After over a decade of service and ministry with the Stillpoint Spirituality Centre and faith community, Rev Dr Gary Stuckey ended his placement in December. Tom Mitchard spoke to Gary about Stillpoint’s unique ministry and his own plans for the future.