Uniting Church Fellowship and Mission Support
New name, new committee structure
UCAF, Frontier Services volunteers and National World Mission have joined forces in 2018 to bring about a more focussed support for these three important mission areas.
This new committee coordinates Uniting Church Fellowship groups throughout the Presbytery Synod of South Australia. The committee promotes wider fellowship and mission and represents UC Fellowships on ecumenical and other occasions. The committee is accountable to the Standing Committee through the Team Leader of Mission Resourcing.
President - Lesley Williams
Secretary - Janet Woodward
Treasurer, Fellowships - Janet Woodward
Treasurer, National World Mission - Rae Cranwell
Treasurer, Frontier Services volunteers - Yvonne Windsor
Uniting Church Fellowships
Uniting Church Fellowships seeks to develop, encourage and strengthen its members in fellowship, knowledge and love of our Lord Jesus Christ, and through this to minister prayerfully and practically, in outreach to others.
Our objectives are to:
- Support and encourage city, suburban and rural groups
- Make effective contact with new and younger groups
- Increase participation of women and men
- Promote knowledge of, and support for the Mission work of UCA (e.g. The National and World Mission and Frontier Services)
Uniting Church Fellowships in South Australia is alive and well with approximately 100 affiliated groups and 1600 members across the State.
We are fortunate to have an office in the Uniting Church SA building at 212 Pirie St which is staffed three days a week; Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8:30am to 1:30pm.
God bless you all as you continue to love and serve the Lord.
Secretary, Uniting Church Fellowship and Mission Support
National and World Mission Support
The National and World Mission Support group encourages prayer support for, and personal interest in, people serving in mission. The National and World Mission Support group visit country church meetings and hold a monthly State Mission Fellowship Service.
The group organises the Uniting Church Red Dove Café (Facebook), oversees the Packing Day when second hand clothes and goods are packed to be sent to Aboriginal Mission areas in Northern Australia, and the Sally Stamp Group who prepare and sell of used stamps to raise funds for sending books to schools in the Pacific.
Frontier Services volunteers
The group promotes and supports the work of Frontier Services throughout remote Australia.
Frontier Services is a national charity working on behalf of people living in remote areas, which covers 85% of Australia. The primary purpose is to raise funds in order to support the Uniting Church in Australia, through its network of Patrol Ministers, in their pastoral work with Indigenous communities, isolated properties, mining sites and other remotely located communities.
Frontier Services mission statement: “To support, link and empower the people of Outback Australia by creating connections and mobilising resources”.
Frontier Services Chaplains