As the weekend of the South Australian Youth Camp Out drew nearer the wild weather seemed forbidding - but it wasn't enough to stop the camp from going ahead! SAYCO 2016 was a time of worship, fun and life-changing experiences.
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Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family & Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (the final part of three), Nicole shares stories of her current involvement in church camps.
Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family & Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (part two of three), Nicole shares stories of how church camps have helped her to grow in life and faith.
Nicole Callen is a long-time Uniting Church SA member and is the Family and Children's Worker at Unity Hill Uniting Church. In this article (part one of three on this topic), Nicole reflects on the importance of church camps in her own life.
Playford Uniting Church held their third annual family camp in Ankara in May this year. Mike Wardrop reflects on the significance of intergenerational events like this in the mission and ministry of the church.
This article tells the story of four-year old Noah, a compassionate boy seeking to help those without homes. Empowered, encouraged and supported by his local community, Noah put his young faith in action to raise awareness and funds at a very special event.
The first three Live Life Loud 2016 events were transformative for the 650 young people from 20 churches and five denominations who gathered at locations across SA. Read more - and get involved with the next three events on Friday 18 June, 2016!
In the lead up to Mother's Day (Sunday 8 May), Rev Tony Nancarrow shares a reflection on the importance of mothers.
Live Life Loud is a dynamic youth initiative run annually by the Uniting Church SA. This year, Live Life Loud events will be held at six locations over two nights, providing opportunities for teens across the state to engage and grow.
This short article provides an update on how Mission Resourcing is continuing to engage with ministry to children, families, youth and young adults.
National Youth Week has started – and in the spirit of stereotypical youth rebellion, the week goes for 10 days, rather than seven, running from 8-17 April. Here are three ways to think about youth and your local congregation over this week (and a bit).
There's a new face in the Synod office! Meet Mike Wardrop, the recently appointed Intergenerational Discipleship Developer working with the Uniting Church SA, Mission Resourcing and congregations across the state.
Planning is now underway for KCO 2016! There are plenty of opportunities for individuals, congregations and faith communities to get involved in shaping this year's camp.
Melissa Neumann (State Coordinator, Children and Family Ministry) talks about living out faith with family over Lent and Easter.
As we come into the season of Easter, we are confronted by an even greater act of forgiveness: God's healing of a broken world and the brokenness in it.
Mary Jo Zwar explores how families can help form disciples and what it means for a family to continue in Jesus' word today.
This brief article contains some basic, practical advice for parents seeking to demonstrate self control.
A personal article providing reflections on ways parents and families can build healthy self-esteem in their children.
Live Life Loud, the ecumenical youth worship evening run annually in SA, continues to grow each year. On Friday 12 June young people will gather across six venues.
Raising children can be tricky at the best of times. The challenge is to recognise that conflict is inevitable in any relationship and to teach our children to be peacemakers. Here are some ways to parent for peace.