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News

Standing Committee Meeting - June 2018 update

Standing Committee meeting updates are published to inform the wider Uniting Church SA community of the discussions, deliberations and decisions arising from each meeting of the Committee. This update refers to the recent June 2018 meeting.

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Uniting Church opts in to National Redress Scheme

The President of the Uniting Church in Australia announced on Monday 4 June that the Uniting Church will opt in to the Federal Government’s National Redress Scheme for people who have experienced institutional child sexual abuse.

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News & notices - 6 June 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the service of volunteers and the need to set aside time to care for others.

Culture

Man, what a meal!

Cooking is something of an art form – one that many people struggle to master. An initiative at Dernancourt Uniting Church aims to help men over the age of 50 who lack confidence in the kitchen.

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News & notices - 30 May 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

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Don't keep history a mystery

The Presidents of the Uniting Church in Australia and the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress have urged congregations to find out more about the history of Indigenous people in their area during Reconciliation Week.

Faith

Reflection of the week

On Tuesday 29 May, the Uniting Church in Australia started 40 days of prayer to lead up to the 15th Assembly meeting. This week’s reflection features the first and second of these prayers (29 & 30 May).

Culture

Being messy, being church

Messy Church is a phenomenon that has taken many by surprise. Local Messy Church practitioners Jenny Carver and Judyth Roberts spoke to New Times about Messy Church, its rewards and the Australasian Messy Church Conference.

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News & notices - 23 May 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

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Call for peace and unity in South Sudan

The South Sudanese Christian community in Australia united to call for harmony and reconciliation as the third round of peace talks to resolve the African conflict began last week.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on reconciliation as we approach National Sorry Day (26 May), Reconciliation Sunday (27 May or 3 June) and Reconciliation Week (27 May - 3 June).

News

Building support for a growing community

The Pilgrimage of Healing runs annually during Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June) and offers support for the development of Indigenous communities within the Uniting Church SA. In 2018, the focus will be on Oodnadatta Faith Community’s vision for a new church building.

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Prayers for Indonesia

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has expressed shock and sadness at suicide bombings targeting churches in the Indonesian city of Surabaya on Sunday 13 May.

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News & notices - 16 May 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on the changing of the seasons and discerning what God is inviting in this particular "season" of your life.

Faith

The fire living inside

Jesse Size will be ordained as a Deacon in the Uniting Church on Saturday 12 May, 2pm, at Port Augusta Uniting Church. In this article, Jesse shares his passion for breaking down barriers and his personal journey towards becoming a Deacon.

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Important initiatives but short on heart

Stuart McMillan (President, Uniting Church in Australia) and Claerwen Little (National Director, UnitingCare Australia) weigh in on the 2018 federal budget, which was announced on Tuesday 8 May.

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News & notices - 9 May 2018

This week's news and notices from congregations, the SA Presbytery and Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection includes a story from Betty, a member of a Uniting Church congregation in South Australia, and details the importance of following "nudges" from God.