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.



JobKeeper 2.0

On 21st July 2020, the Government announced that the JobKeeper Payment will be extended until 28th March 2021. It will be targeted to support those businesses and not-for-profits who continue to be significantly impacted by COVID-19.

Uniting Venues

Uniting Venues SA has reopened!

The forced closure presented an opportunity for the team members at Uniting Venues to attend to some long overdue maintenance.


Cyber Fraud and Cyber Attacks

During 2020, more of us have increased our online presences than we ever would have imagined. As a result, scammers are taking advantage of individuals through technology, attempting to infiltrate individuals and organisations to scam and access financial and as well as other personal details.

Property services

Property Services

Many congregations are now meeting together in person and have opened their buildings again. This presents a great opportunity to re-visit the maintenance matters of your building.

Human Resources

Developing a Position Description for Positions within Uniting Church SA Congregations

It is vital that prior to advertising a position vacant, that a Position Description & Person Specification (PD&PS) is developed, outlining the key requirements of the position. This should be a document that is reviewed periodically (at least annually, during a performance appraisal) to ensure that changes to an employee’s role are captured.

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.


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.


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).


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.