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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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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.