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News

Happy birthday, Uniting Church in Australia!

Today the Uniting Church in Australia celebrates its 39th anniversary. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer reflects on the Church’s life and ministry.

News

Council backslides on baking inspections

The One Tree Hill Fellowship group was concerned when the council decided their fundraising bakers' home kitchens would be subject to regular inspections. The group is relieved that this decision has been reviewed!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him."

News

On the Orlando hate attack

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has released a statement about the attack that took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday 12 June.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection has been created for Refugee Week (19-25 June) and reflects on how we think about people seeking refuge, particularly in Australia.

Culture

Active responses to asylum seekers

Three Uniting Church communities share their stories of supporting, learning from and celebrating with refugees and asylum seekers.

Publications

New Times - June/July 2016

The June/July 2016 print edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. It includes articles on the Uniting Leaders 2016 conference, justice issues to be aware of in the lead up to the July election, stories from churches actively engaging with asylum seekers and refugees, and much more!

News

Progressing claim for retired ministers

Superannuation changes made by the Federal Government in January 2016 had a financial impact on many retired Uniting Church ministers. UCA General Secretary Colleen Geyer provides information on the progress that has been made to address this issue.

Family

Found faith

The first three Live Life Loud 2016 events were transformative for the 650 young people from 20 churches and five denominations who gathered at locations across SA. Read more - and get involved with the next three events on Friday 18 June, 2016!

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on the coming of winter and the words of Psalm 5:3.

Publications

Dollars & Sense - May 2016

Dollars & Sense is a quarterly newsletter produced by the Uniting Church SA Resources team and seeks to provide helpful articles to congregations and church office bearers. The May 2016 edition of the newsletter is now available online.

Faith

Paul and the People's Patrol

Pastor Paul Glazbrook reflects on a recent patrol in remote South Australia, which concluded with a service at Wudinna Uniting Church.

Faith

For the sake of the planet: a prayer

Congregations and individuals in the Uniting Church are encouraged to reflect and pray on World Environment Day (Sunday 5 June).

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on verses about creation from Genesis 1:1-3, Psalm 104:24 and Revelation 4:10-11.

News

Calls to halve homelessness by 2025

On any given night over 100,000 Australians are homeless. Each year more than 200,000 people seek help from homelessness services. And these numbers are growing.