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Faith

Reflection of the week

In the lead up to Remembrance Day (11 November), this week's reflection focuses on the importance of silence to reflect and recharge.

News

A dead hand on the heart

National leaders of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress have lamented the Federal Government’s failure to embrace greater national representation for First Peoples.

Faith

Reformation and the Uniting Church

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Uniting Church in Australia and the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Dr Janice McRandal explores both the Uniting Church and the Reformation to commemorate these significant anniversaries.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Matthew 23:1-7, and what qualities we look for in church leaders.

News

Do not walk away from Manus refugees, says UCA President

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has called on the Australian Government to ensure the safety of refugees on Manus Island upon the closure of the main detention facility on Tuesday 31 October.

Culture

Does religion do more harm than good?

A recent article based on result from an Ipsos Poll reported that two out of three Australians think that religion does more harm than good. Rev Prof Andrew Dutney explores the results of this poll and the role of the church in Australia.

News

Lay people living faith

Lay people have been providing leadership in mission and ministry within local congregations and their wider communities in SA since 1836. A new book explores the history of lay leadership and ministry in the Uniting Church SA and its preceding denominations.

Faith

Reflection of the week

In Australia, Universal Children’s Day is celebrated annually on the fourth Wednesday of October. This week’s reflection focuses on children and child-like faith.

Culture

Making space for grace

Space for Grace is an expression that many Uniting Church members may be familiar with, particularly in light of recent conversations about marriage. But not everyone is aware of what the term means...

News

Generating ideas for ageing and wellness

The deadline for applications for the 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants have been extended to 30 March 2018. This article includes information about the grants, in addition to ideas for activities and initiatives that could be implemented through this program.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Matthew 22:15-22, responsible stewardship and service to God.

News

Standing Committee Meeting – October update

New Times online will now feature brief summaries of Standing Committee meetings to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting. This update refers to the recent October 2017 meeting.

Leadership

Learning to lead

Elizabeth Megaw is an emerging leader in the Uniting Church, holding leadership positions in her congregation and in the wider Uniting Church SA. New Times spoke to Elizabeth about the challenges and rewards of church leadership as a young person.

Culture

Not ok

At this time of year, the influx of mental health campaigns and awareness days significantly increases the exposure of mental health. This Mental Health Week (8-14 October), Bindy Taylor speaks about the importance of reaching out to friends and family.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on honesty, integrity and Proverbs 4:23-27.