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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'.

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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?

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Proclaiming the gospel with our ears

Chaplains touch the lives of many. For this article, New Times spoke to army chaplain Rev David Prior about his experiences of chaplaincy and the connection it builds between the church and the wider community.

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Being that ‘god-person’

"People are at their most vulnerable in hospital; life seems precarious and there is a lot of time to think. In these moments, chaplains can be a symbol of something bigger." Rev Leanne Jenski reflects on the importance of hospital chaplaincy.

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Celebrating 10 years of service and song

The Adelaide West Men's Choir are celebrating their 10th anniversary. Over the past decade, they have raised funds for many different organisations and charitable causes. Read more about their heart for music and mission in this article.

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The untold stories

"I am a storyteller, drawn to those stories that often go untold and those people who often go unheard." Alexandra Bingham writes about her experiences with UnitingWorld's international partners, the importance of storytelling, and how to get involved over Lent.

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It's a piece of cake!

The Uniting Church in Australia has strongly supported ministry in remote regions for many years, particularly through Patrol Ministries. Frontier Services has launched a new campaign to support this vital work.

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Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. These five recent items cover a range of topics that may interest the Uniting Church SA community.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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What is your yuróra?

The next National Christian Youth Convention will be held in January 2017, attracting young people aged 16-25 from across the Uniting Church. Tilly South reflects on NCYC 2014, yuróra (passion) and diverse Christian community.

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Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may interest the Uniting Church SA community.

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Crystal Brook’s community role models

Chaplaincy is a valued part of the community at Crystal Brook Primary School. Recently, a model railway and hobby show was organised to support chaplaincy services.

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Supporting Mapoon ministry

The 14th Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia agreed to support the establishment of a new church in the old Mapoon community. This project is an important act of reconciliation.

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Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may interest the Uniting Church SA community.

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What if the church embraced the arts?

Scott Guyatt turns his attention to the full spectrum of the arts and considers the potential benefits if every church embraced painting, drawing, poetry, sculpture, photography, dance and other forms of artistic expression.

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Five things to click this week

Interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may be of interest to the Uniting Church SA community.