News & notices - 6 September 2017

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Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 6 September edition of UC e-News.


SAYCO merchandise

Orders for SAYCO 2017 merchandise close on Thursday 7 September. Merchandise can only be purchased during the registration process. Contact your church’s Group Coordinator for more information. Registrations will fully close on Sunday 17 September.


Western Mission Network Gathering

The Western Mission Network will meet together at Elliston Uniting Church on Saturday 9 September, 11am-4pm, for a day of fellowship, worship, teaching and congregational sharing. Pastor Robert Dunn will lead the gathering on the topic "Dynamics for Spiritual Growth". For more information, please contact Avriel Barnett on 0429 678 292 or email


Mission & Leadership Development subcommittees

The Mission & Leadership Development (MLD) Board has developed subcommittees to oversee some of the work that the ministry centre undertakes – “Formation Education & Discipleship”, “Public Theology and Mission”, and “MLD Operations”. The MLD Board seeks expressions of interest from church members who would like to be part of one of these committees.

For further information, or to submit an expression of interest, please email MLD Executive Officer Rev Prof Andrew Dutney at


Transforming Worship conference videos

Videos of the main sessions of the 2017 Transforming Worship conference are now available online. These include the three addresses given by each of the two keynote speakers, Ruth Duck and Stephen Burns. View the videos online here.


Upcoming events

Apologies for the lack of list here last week, folks! We hope you clicked through the link to the full list to see what was coming up.

The majority of Uniting Church SA events are listed on the upcoming events list here.

Some of the events coming up this week are a plant sale and sausage sizzle at Angaston Uniting Church, A Thin Place Day Retreat at The Corner Uniting Church, a Western Mission Network Gathering at Elliston Uniting Church, a special pipe organ concert at Clayton Wesley Uniting Church, Supporting Transition with Older Australians at Trinity Baptist Church, and two gatherings of children and family ministry leaders at Salisbury Uniting Church and Adelaide West Uniting Church.

Check out the full list to see other exciting events happening in the coming weeks! Events can be submitted to the list here.



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Small grants available

Australian Church Women SA Unit Inc advises that small grants are available through Jubilee 150 Trust for women who, through lack of funds, are unable to undertake a course, attend training programs or purchase equipment to benefit them and their families. The applicant needs to be sponsored by a Christian Church body or individual office bearer of a Christian group. The applicant herself is not necessarily a church attendee. Sponsors are asked to apply in writing by the last Friday in September; grants will be presented in November. Enquiries and leaflets are available from the Trust Convenor, Lynne Hook, who can be contacted on 0419 835 882 or via email at


Fourth International Receptive Ecumenism Conference: Leaning into the Spirit – discernment, decision-making and reception 

This 2017 conference runs from Monday 6 to Thursday 9 November at University House, Australian National University, Canberra. There are numerous speakers, including the Uniting Church SA’s Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski (Flinders University Co-Director, and Biblical Studies Uniting College for Leadership & Theology). To register or find out more, please visit: 


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