Event details

Port Adelaide UC is 170!

Port Adelaide Uniting Church

169 Commercial Rd Port Adelaide


24 November 2019 3:30pm - 5:30pm


Event details

Celebrating 170 Years of Witness and Service.
On Sunday 24th November 2019 Port Adelaide Uniting Church, formerly Congregational, will be celebrating 170 years since their beginning on the 4th November 1849. Twenty six members covenanted together to form the congregation and the first minister, the Rev Matthew Henry Hodge served for 28 years. During that time members worshipped in a sail loft and chapels on the corner of St Vincent St and Lipson Streets. As a result of a fire in April 1866 they set out to build on a new site 169 Commercial Rd, then on the edge of town. Over the years this two story 150 year old heritage listed building has been the home away from home for many generations. Committed members have expressed their faith in creative ways and adapted their community ministry in response to economic and social changes in the region.

This anniversary event will celebrate the church’s achievements, an affirmation and reminder of the way this church has been innovative and faithful in meeting contemporary challenges.

Former minister, the Rev Dr Dean Eland will outline the way members have been adventurous, engaged and have used their gifts and graces to create a future vision. The celebration will begin at 3.30pm with a time for prayer and praise to reflect on the way the past provides insights for a hope filled future. The service will be followed by a BBQ tea in the new Bent Pine community garden.


For more information

Contact Office Adminstrator
Phone 8240 0200 or email pauc@chariot.net.au

Visit portadelaide.unitingchurch.org.au (opens in a new window)



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