Dollars & Sense

Dollars & Sense seeks to provide useful information and updates to better equip Church office bearers in their roles within the life of the Uniting Church.

Articles are produced by the Synod Resources Team which includes Financial Services, Human Resources, Information Technology & Telecommunications, Insurance Services, Property Services, UC Invest, Uniting Venues SA and WHS.

For more information regarding any of these articles please contact the relevant department of the Resources Team on 1300 766 956.

 

Uniting Venues

Adare House Conversation Restoration Continues

At the time, the roof cladding and gutters were replaced, all of the fascia boards and scotias were repaired and painted and two, damaged chimney were repaired. The results speak for themselves.

Property services

Taking Care of Our Properties

We encourage congregations to safely undertake a walk-around of their properties weekly (or at least every 30 days), to ensure they are kept in good condition.

Human Resources

Changes in Work Arrangements

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we recognise there may be implications and challenges in relation to the working arrangements of staff currently employed within congregations.

WHS

Safe-Tea Break: COVID-19 - Working from Home

Remember, a home workplace is different for everyone. Whether it’s working around childcare commitments, working alone or coming to terms with a new way of working.

Finance

Mission & Service Fund Contributions

Each year congregations are asked to provide funding towards the wider mission of the Uniting Church through the Mission & Service Fund (MSF).

Finance

Financial Housekeeping

2019 Financial Statements, 2020 Budgets & Australian Charities & Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Property services

Property Review Project Update

The Property Review Project was established in 2018, and involves a visit to every church property in SA to answer 2 questions:

Insurance services

South Australia Bushfires

Given the recent bushfires in South Australia over the Christmas and New Year period, if you have suffered any...

Safe Church

New screening requirements are now in effect

New legislation in South Australia requires volunteers and employees, who may have contact with children, to hold a valid child-related screening authority.

Finance

Financial Housekeeping

Annual Information Statement – ACNC, Financial scams, and Audited 2018 Financial Statements

WHS

Safe-Tea Break- Asbestos and Churches

Despite what is now known about the dangers from this once hailed wonder material, there is still some confusion around how to deal with asbestos.

Property services

Who to contact about property matters

Under the new Presbytery structure, oversight of property matters remains with Synod of SA Property Services team. The Property Services team can assist congregations to navigate property transactions and projects to deliver successful outcomes.