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Press Release Andrew Dutney Resignation

It is with mixed feelings and deep regret that the Synod Standing Committee of South Australia accepted the resignation of the Reverend Professor Andrew Dutney from his roles as Executive Officer and Principal with Uniting College for Leadership and Theology on Friday, October 15th, 2021.

News,Safe Church

Code of Ethics Update

As you will be well aware this has been a disturbing year regarding the reporting of issues around power, sexual harassment and bullying.

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 19 October 2021

In Mark 10:35-45, James and John’s sense of entitlement seems quite extraordinary. They may have listened to Jesus’ teachings, but not ‘heard’ the truth deep in their souls.

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Lenswood Uniting hero remembered

Relatives of World War II hero, Hartley Graham Norton, honoured his memory at a special outreach service held at Lenswood Uniting Church on Sunday 3rd October.

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 12 October 2021

Paul uses several different words for love, but for the Great Love we fall into, the Great Self with the big S, the God Self, he uses the word ‘agape.’

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 5 October 2021

Why are some times better than others? Why do some yearn for the ‘good old days’ or look forward to the ‘green pastures’ that lie ahead? Isn’t today enough?

Faith

A Resilient Theology

Recently, Kirsty Bucknell, an organisational psychologist and doctoral student at Macquarie University, released some of her and her colleagues’ research on resilience.[1] As part of it they surveyed 277 ‘ministry workers’ from across Australia measuring the relationship between self-reflection, insight, ruminations, resilience and well-being.

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 28 September 2021

There is an extremely powerful force that, so far, science has not found a formal explanation to. It is a force that includes and governs all others, and is even behind any phenomenon operating in the universe and has not yet been identified by us. This universal force is LOVE.

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An Invitation to Covenant with Adelaide Congress

Parishioners of the Adelaide Congress in Salisbury North are currently experiencing hardships. Whilst the Congress is located on Kaurna land, predominately Aṉangu people worship at the Congress.

Safe Church

Principle 5 Recruiting and Support

I remember the first time I attended a Called to Care program, one of the take home messages that struck me was to not put someone in a leadership or volunteer position for at least six months.

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