Five things to click this week

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New and interesting articles, videos, photographs and other content are posted online every day. Here are five recent items that may interest the Uniting Church SA community.

Have you read, watched or browsed an interesting item recently? Please send suggestions for links to include in future “Five things” posts in the comments section below or email them to


Volunteer fees to be scrapped after election

West Coast Sentinel

Volunteer screening may no longer cost individuals or organisations following recent announcements from major political parties ahead of the state election on Saturday 17 March. This article details information about the fees and screenings, and includes input from the Minister for Volunteers and Ceduna Uniting Church op shop volunteers.


Easter Holytext

The Bible Society

This new initiative from the Bible Society invites people to sign up to receive text messages from people within the Easter story, such as Judas, Matthew and Peter. Texts will be sent from Palm Sunday through to Easter Monday. This is a free service: people who sign up will only be charged a standard SMS rate when they sent a message to register. Click the link in the title to find out more about the initiative and how to sign up!


Writing a grant application

Funding Centre

Many Uniting Churches apply for grants from the government, the church and other organisations for various projects, initiatives and events. But what makes a good grant application? This article from the Funding Centre provides an excellent summary of the kinds of information that should be included.


Close the Gap

Oxfam Australia

National Close the Gap Day takes place on Thursday 15 March. This day provides an opportunity for people across Australia to stand together, unified in the need for urgent action on Indigenous health issues and the life expectancy gap. Close the Gap was an initiative started by Oxfam Australia 10 years ago, and this page includes information about the initiative. A Facebook page here includes information about the initiative and National Close the Gap Day.


Understanding sexual abuse: a guide for ministry leaders and survivors

Tim Hein

In February 2018, Rev Tim Hein released his new book, Understanding sexual abuse: a guide for ministry leaders and survivors. He wrote it to “provide a clear and accessible introduction to understanding the complex trauma resulting from sexual abuse” for both survivors and Christian ministry leaders. This blog post includes information about where to purchase the book, how to access the audio book version, and endorsements for the book.


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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.


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.


Pumpkins galore for Hawker

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.


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