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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on God's presence in our lives and the promise to answer when we call.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Lent and being wise in the choices we make.

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7 ways to fast for Lent

Lent begins on Wednesday 14 February, providing an opportunity to fast and take stock of your relationship with God over 40 days. This article includes ideas to get you started if you are thinking about fasting this Lent.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on taking time to refresh and serving those who are in need of refreshment.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection references Matthew 16:24-26, and focuses on keeping our eyes on God rather than material things in the world.

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Reflection of the week

This week's short reflection focuses on Mark's Gospel and the authority of Jesus.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the new year, new seasons and Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.

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Taking off: a church plant launches in Prospect

An exciting new church community has been recently planted in Prospect. Encounter Church, which was officially recognised as a Uniting Church faith community in September 2017, will hold its first public service in mid-February 2018.

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God, goats and gifts

"Christmas isn’t just about making sure our nearest and dearest have everything they need. Christmas is about being swept up in a powerful gift of love and sharing that as far and wide as we can – the meaning, as well as the outcome."

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Have yourself an apocalyptic Christmas

New Testament lecturer Dr John Frederick explores how we can use the Christmas story to reflect on the “apocalyptic” in the traditional sense of the word – the revelation of that which was previously hidden – and how that may shape our thinking for the future.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the response of the shepherds in the Christmas story, and our own responses to the birth of Jesus.

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Prayerful responses to the Royal Commission

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses into Child Sexual Abuse handed its final report to the Government on Thursday 14 December. UCA President Stuart McMillan shared these prayers, which may be used for personal or corporate worship.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on fear and peace, Advent and the Christmas story.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection asks readers to take a moment to truly consider the reason Christ was born.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses Advent and what Christians mean when they talk about "hope".

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Why Defence chaplains carry Bibles, not guns

Whether on the front line with Australian troops or working with military personnel and their families, Defence Force chaplains like Uniting Church minister Rev Charles Vesely are a potent reminder that the end state of conflict is always peace.

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Prayers for the Presbytery & Synod meeting

All Uniting Church members are encouraged to pray for those attending the upcoming Presbytery and Synod meeting, which will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church from 23-25 November.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on waiting and the wisdom of God's timing.

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A ‘divine miracle’

At 10 years old, Paul Aleu Dau walked 2,400 kilometres from Sudan to Ethiopia to escape civil war. He came to Australia as a refugee. This month, he was ordained as Uniting Church minister. Read more about Paul's amazing story and recent ordination.

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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on being awake and alert to the needs of those around us.