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.
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 email@example.com
This is a great week to check out the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) Facebook page. The UAICC National Conference started in Geelong a few days ago and the Facebook page has been updated with daily summaries and photos. It’s worth checking out!
Dr Louise Gosbell explores the challenges experienced by people with disability within church settings and communities. She draws on her own experiences seeing a family member excluded from church, and her 17 years of experience of writing and thinking about this topic. It’s a thought-provoking, insightful piece.
Easter is early this year so it’s time to start thinking about planning for Lent! Engage Together are intergenerational resources that cover different seasons in the life of the church and are founded in the Revised Common Lectionary. They’re prepare din partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including the SA Intergen team.
This particular edition, which covers the season of Lent, includes a range of suggestions to encourage greater participation by people of all ages and to help foster intentional intergenerational connections. It features six worship service outlines, additional music resources, interactive Lent activities and take-home ideas, and links to other resources for Lent and Easter.
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A panel show led by James Carleton, God Forbid began in 2017 and explores religion and belief in personal life and public life. It explores the role of different religions in modern Australia and includes guests with a wide variety of backgrounds.
In this blog entry, Mike Frost looks at how powerful speeches often share characteristics with sermons. He particularly explores at how these speeches use story-telling to inspire hope, referring particularly to Oprah’s 2018 Golden Globes speech, as well as talks from former leaders like Barack Obama and Winston Churchill. Mike believes there are things that preachers can learn from speeches such as these that resonate with people so deeply.
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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.