Turning Hard Times into Good Times
“I’m creating new heavens and a new earth. All the earlier troubles, chaos, and pain are things of the past, to be forgotten. Look ahead with joy. Anticipate what I’m creating: I’ll create Jerusalem as sheer joy, create my people as pure delight.” – Isaiah 65:17a & 18 (MSG)
We welcome you to join us this Easter and experience the Joy that Easter promises.
There is so much happening in today’s world, at times it can make us feel despondent and lose hope. Natural disasters such as droughts and bushfires are becoming more frequent. There is war and widespread oppression that has misplaced millions of people, in the process placing immense financial and cultural pressure on all the nations of earth.
Easter is a time when we can pause and reflect on the selfless act of Jesus dying for our sins on the cross. With this act, Christ has taken upon himself everything that is bad and dark and turned it into the purest hope of everything that is good.
With every selfless act that we show towards others, whether they face adversity or not, we too can bring hope and help them flourish. As members of the Uniting Church in South Australia and as sisters and brothers in Christ, our ministry to others should be one of upliftment, joy and flourishing. This Easter, this is the message that our congregations will reflect and act upon.
The Uniting Church SA Easter campaign helps our congregations and faith communities to communicate service and event details, to share in the Easter story, and to raise awareness of the Uniting Church in the wider community.
Orders must be placed by Friday, 1 March are now closed.
The front of this year’s Easter postcard features a cross budding and flourishing with new growth and greenery against a backdrop of dry, cracked soil. This symbolises new life sprouting forth from the desolate – a chance to flourish – which points to Isaiah 65:17-18 and the hope brought by Jesus’ death on the cross.
The back of the postcard provides space for Easter service details and dates, and a quote from Isaiah 65:17-18.