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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...

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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.

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Ngarrindjeri noticing

Several Uniting Church members recently undertook a pilgrimage on Ngarrindjeri country (Victor Harbor area) led by Sean Weetra. Rev Susan Doughty reflects on the experience and Sean Weetra shares the story of Ngurunderi.

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Rethinking disaster responses

Natural disasters have hit the United States, the Carribean, India, Bangladesh, Myanmar and parts of Africa in recent weeks. UnitingWorld's Cath Taylor explores discrepancies in media coverage, and emphasises the need for disaster preparation in developing countries.

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Understanding ordination

Rev Prof Andrew Dutney provides his notes on the Uniting Church in Australia's understanding of ordination, drawing on the Basis of Union and the 1997 Assembly's "Affirmations on Ordination".

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Polar parallels on a journey of the heart

Uniting Church in Australia General Secretary Colleen Geyer shares her experiences on travelling across Canada with seven Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leaders as part of the United Church of Canada's Reconciliation Dialogue.

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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.

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

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Not losing FACE

Although this year’s About FACE program has been postponed to 2018, it remains an important Uniting Church activity and provides a unique opportunity to deepen understanding and build relationships.

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Community spirit brings new life

The Hamley Bridge Uniting Church community pulled together to plant trees at The Hideout, a property owned by the local Brown family whose land was affected by the 2015 Pinery Bushfire.

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Fighting discrimination is in our DNA

Recently, a religious organisation has called for a religious exemption to the Disability Discrimination Act, arguing that people with mental illnesses could disturb the “sacred activities” in church services. Rev Andy Calder comments.

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Here am I: volunteering at William Creek

Service to God in the outback can be like the story of Moses and the Burning Bush, says Pastor Paul Glazbrook, Patrol Minister for the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in South Australia.