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Prayers for Lombok

Lombok has been devastated with multiple earthquakes. Read how this disaster has impacted Indonesians and how the church can assist.

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Man, what a meal!

Cooking is something of an art form – one that many people struggle to master. An initiative at Dernancourt Uniting Church aims to help men over the age of 50 who lack confidence in the kitchen.

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Being messy, being church

Messy Church is a phenomenon that has taken many by surprise. Local Messy Church practitioners Jenny Carver and Judyth Roberts spoke to New Times about Messy Church, its rewards and the Australasian Messy Church Conference.

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A must-read for ministry leaders

Rev Phil Gardner (Executive Officer, Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning) has written a review of Tim Hein’s new book, “Understanding sexual abuse: a guide for ministry leaders and survivors”, which was officially launched on Monday 30 April.

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Older people thriving at Walkerville

Earlier this year, Walkerville Uniting Church successfully applied for a grant to fund a comprehensive series of events and programs to be run throughout 2018 with the motto “Don’t just survive: thrive with age”.

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It all started with a pumpkin seed

Over two huge days on 2 & 3 June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for The Great Pumpkin Party. Bindy Taylor spoke to organiser Stef Teague from Hawker Uniting Church to find out more about this exciting, pumpkin-filled event.

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The story behind the song

“I Can Only Imagine” is one of several Christian films currently showing in Australian cinemas. Bindy Taylor went to see the film and offers her insights and opinions in the following review.

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Serving those in need over Easter

Over Easter and Christmas, when many of us are gathering at the homes of family and friends, others find little to celebrate. On Easter Day in 2018, Pilgrim Uniting Church hosted a special meal for homeless and disadvantaged people in Adelaide.

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Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photos and other items are posted online every day. These five recent items address volunteer fees, an exciting new Easter initiative from the Bible Society, writing grant applications, National Close the Gap Day (Thursday 15 March) and Tim Hein's new book on understanding sexual assault.

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Pumpkins galore for Hawker

Over two huge days in June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for the Great Pumpkin Party. Discover more about the vision behind this unique event - and how you can get involved! - in this short article.

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Introducing Mrs Unity Hill

Held annually in January, the Port Lincoln Tunarama Festival provides a valuable opportunity for locals to connect with community – and this year, one Unity Hill Uniting Church member chose a special way to make this connection.

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A global community of believers

UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor shares stories from the Pacific, including the visit Alexandra Bingham (pictured right) took to Lelehudi in Papua New Guinea in 2017 to document a UnitingWorld partnership.

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From past to present

Members of the Uniting Church SA Historical Society believe there is much to be learnt from the work of past congregations, members and organisations. Dr Judith Raftery spoke to New Times about the Society's important work.

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Filling a need in ageing Broadview

Many older people in Broadview are feeling disconnected. To meet this local need, Rev Ruthmary Bond and Broadview Uniting Church are aiming to grow their Community Morning initiative with the help of an Ageing and Wellness Grant.

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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 address topics such as stewardship, how congregations contribute to the economy, modern hymns, SA photography, and religious discussions.

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A revitalisation for Noarlunga

“To live as Ambassadors of Christ” is the mission statement of Noarlunga Uniting Church as they move forward into a new era. Bindy Taylor talks to Rev Douglas Monaghan about the Noarlunga congregation's revitalisation plans.

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Christmas is a time for giving

UnitingCare organisations have been collaborating with community groups, churches, schools, businesses and individuals to help brighten Christmas for people in need through the UnitingCare and Target Christmas Appeal.

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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.

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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...