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Culture

'Tisn't the season to be stressful!

First appearing in a 1988 edition of New Times, this article by Dr Darryl Cross outlines ways to deal with stress over the Christmas season.

Faith

The gift of grace

Dr Tanya Wittwer reflects on the place of grief and grace during the busy Christmas season.

News

Christmas a time of crisis for many

At a time when many people look forward to celebrating and spending time with loved ones, there are also many in our community experiencing serious crisis.

Culture

Climate change and Christian responsibility

On Saturday 17 October, a symposium was held at Playford Uniting Church on the topic of climate change. Organised by the Uniting Church SA Environment Action Group, the event featured a number of keynote speakers. Heather Hill has the details.

Faith

An uncommon community

Rev Dr Trevor Whitney writes about the establishment and growth of the Adelaide L'Arche community, who aim to establish a faith-based community home for adults with intellectual disability in SA.

Publications

New Times - December 2015

The December 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Grace".

News

Helping bushfire-affected communities

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has joined SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer in calling for prayers and support for those devastated by the recent bushfires in SA’s Mid-North.

Culture

Love is...

Domestic violence is a pervasive issue in Australian culture. But what role can Uniting Church SA communities play in its prevention?

Publications

Dollars & Sense - November 2015

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 November 2015 edition of the newsletter is now available online.

Culture

Connecting on Country

Community groups, foundations and businesses join together to make the dream of "the Hub" a reality in Hawker, South Australia.

Culture

Australia: a compassionate country?

Australian aid, previously known as foreign aid, has done an immense amount of good for vulnerable people around the world and for Australia’s reputation as a trading partner. But significant reductions to the aid budget have limited Australia's ability to help.

News

Cultivating hope

The 2016 UnitingWomen conference continues to draw exciting speakers and presenters. Bindy Taylor writes about one of the workshop leaders, Katheryn Curnow, and what she will present to UnitingWomen attendees.

Leadership

Rev Rronang Garrawurra honoured

​Former national chairperson of the UAICC, Rev Rronang Garrawurra, was honoured on Wednesday 4 November as a finalist for the 2016 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year award.

Culture

An award-winning collaboration

A partnership between Resthaven Marion and Westminster School won the Intergenerational Award at the Council on the Ageing's "Every Generation Positive Ageing Awards".

Faith

Ecumenical encouragement

An ecumenical “Dinner of Light” was held in August, organised jointly by the Catholic parish of St Mark’s and Lighthouse Uniting Church, and promoted by the Uniting Church/Roman Catholic Dialogue of South Australia.

Publications

New Times - November 2015

The November 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Compassion".

Leadership

Great things, great love: a refugee story

“In South Sudan, too many mothers and babies die in childbirth,” Deborah says. “I have wanted to be a midwife since I was in primary school. I want to make sure that mothers don’t suffer.”

Publications

New Times - October 2015

The October 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Acknowledgement".