Reflections on NAIDOC Week, the recent Kirribilli House summit and a proposal being presented by the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress at the upcoming 14th Triennial Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.
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From Sunday 12 July Stuart McMillan will become president of the Uniting Church - only the third lay person to ever hold the position. Matt Pulford writes about Stuart's life, ministry and work. Photo courtesy of Louisa Sams.
NAIDOC Week celebrates the history, culture and accomplishments of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Pilgrim Uniting Church held an ecumenical service on Sunday 5 July to mark the start of NAIDOC Week for 2015. Trevor Hayley reflects on his experience of the service.
The new Resthaven Port Elliot facility is providing necessary local aged care and offering job opportunities.
Have you heard about A Thin Place, the innovative worship service held at The Corner Uniting Church? Rosalie Upton talks about the service, and explores how and why people engage with it.
The July 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Discipleship".
Deciphering the 60+ Assembly proposals and reports before the meeting is a challenge even for the Assembly’s members. Check out some of the highlights here and get the jump on the meeting.
The new Pastoral Relations team has made great strides under its new name, Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning, since its launch in March. If you haven’t heard about this new team, then this article is for you.
Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer has officially launched the 2016 UnitingWomen conference, announcing opening speaker Khadija Gbla.
Rev Prof Andrew Dutney and Rev Elenie Poulos have welcomed Pope Francis’s encyclical letter on the environment, Laudato Si.
Uniting College for Leadership & Theology is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Uniting Church SA Historical Society.
Hang it up for Poverty raises awareness about homelessness in South Australia and provides practical ways for people to help.
Refugee Week is an opportunity to recognise the great contributions that so many refugees have made to the vibrant and diverse Australian community.
UnitingWorld shares an important update on giving this month – your donations will have six times the usual impact!
Ben Clarke from TEAR Australia talks about an Adelaide pilgrimage on country held in May this year.
Rev Dean Whittaker discusses the role of tradition in the life of Adelaide Congress in Salisbury North. (A shorter, edited version appeared in the June edition of New Times.)
The June 2015 edition of New Times is now available to view online or pick up in churches. The theme for the edition is "Tradition".
My thinking about ecotheology has brought me to a deep sense of “r and r” – not rest and recreation, but reverence and respect. It wasn’t always that way for me.
In 2015, the Effective Living Centre has invited Tanya Hosch, the Joint Campaign Director for the Recognise campaign, to give the Wilks Oration on Friday 12 June.
Life for Than and the many others like him is tough. Confined to the refugee camp without an official way to earn a living, he relies on food rations to survive.