This Refugee Week (18-24 June), Rev Amel Manyon is asking Uniting Church members to reflect on what being a refugee means and the poor conditions being faced by many across the world – in their own countries and in those where they seek refuge.
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UnitingCare Australia National Director Claerwen Little shares her thoughts on the Uniting Church 40th anniversary and the long history of community service in Australia.
Meadows Uniting Church is a small country faith community with a big vision – to see the church become a community centre where people from the local community can be encouraged and ministered to, and have their needs met.
Helen Stacey Bunton and Freda Jaadawa Mills reflect on the two moving community events held by St Andrews Strathalbyn Uniting Church, the Strath Neighbourhood Centre and the Aboriginal Reference Group for Reconciliation Week in 2017.
The Pilgrimage of Healing is run annually during Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June). This year the focus is on supporting young people to grow in faith, ministry and discipleship through the Congress faith community at Oodnadatta.
“Be a witness!” This was the challenge presented by Moderator of the Northern Synod, Rev Thresi Mauboy, at the opening devotion of the 2017 Indonesian National Conference held in Perth from Friday 5 to Sunday 7 May. Rev Dr John Squires reports.
The upcoming Transforming Worship conference will gather worship leaders, musicians and others to explore the formative and transformative nature of worship. New Times speaks to Ruth Duck and Stephen Burns, two keynote speakers contributing to the conference.
As Mothers Day (Sunday 14 May) approaches, Rev Steph Tai reflects on an important lesson motherhood taught her - one that she believes also applies to the church.
The youth will inherit the future but they are also a vital part of the present. Have our churches done enough to meaningfully transition leadership and responsibility from one generation to the next? Scott Guyatt writes.
Pastor Paul Glazbrook, a Frontier Services Patrol Minister supporting remote area ministry and communities in SA, regularly shares updates about his life, travels and ministry. In this article, he reflects on Anzac Day and the service he led at Manna Hill.
Check out these five interesting news items we have sourced from the web this week.
The Uniting Church SA has a history of offering support to refugees and asylum seekers in our local community. Many have also participated in peaceful protests against the offshore detention of people seeking asylum.
Families from Annesley Early Learning Centre, part of the Annesley Junior School associated with the Uniting Church SA, recently went on an exciting trip to the Adelaide Zoo! Read all about it in this short article.
"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'.
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?
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.
"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.
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.
"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.
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.