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News

News & notices - 2 May 2018

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

Faith

Youth encouraged to “think small”

Live Life Loud, the ecumenical youth worship evening run annually at venues across South Australia, continues to grow each year. In 2018, the event will include seven huge regional events in June - all focussed on the theme "Think Small".

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Philippians 4:4-7 and finding peaceful moments with God.

Culture

A must-read for ministry leaders

Rev Phil Gardner (Executive Officer, Pastoral Relations and Mission Planning) has written a review of Tim Hein’s new book, “Understanding sexual abuse: a guide for ministry leaders and survivors”, which was officially launched on Monday 30 April.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on Anzac Day (Wednesday 25 April, 2018).

Faith

The call of God comes into your life like…

In this reflective piece, Rev Prof Andrew Dutney uses the occurrence of Leadership Formation Day as an opportunity to explore the Annunciation and how the call of God enters people's lives.

News

Standing Committee Meeting – April 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 April 2018 meeting.

News

News & notices - 25 April 2018

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

Culture

Older people thriving at Walkerville

Earlier this year, Walkerville Uniting Church successfully applied for a grant to fund a comprehensive series of events and programs to be run throughout 2018 with the motto “Don’t just survive: thrive with age”.

Culture

It all started with a pumpkin seed

Over two huge days on 2 & 3 June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for The Great Pumpkin Party. Bindy Taylor spoke to organiser Stef Teague from Hawker Uniting Church to find out more about this exciting, pumpkin-filled event.

Leadership

Three leadership cop outs that sound spiritual, but aren’t

Canadian pastor, author and blogger Carey Nieuwhof will visit Seeds Uniting Church on Monday 7 May for GLS+ 2018. In this article, Carey writes about how some spiritual-sounding lines from leaders can be barriers to moving forward.

News

News & notices - 18 April 2018

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

News

Aged care commission announced

Minister for Aged Care Ken Wyatt has announced a plan to establish a new Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission by 1 January, 2019. UnitingCare Australia has congratulated the Turnbull Government for creating the commission.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on changing seasons, Psalm 23, and the sustenance provided by God and through Scripture.

Faith

Journeying along the Murray

Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis talks about her plans for the Living Water Tour, which will focus on eco-theology, intentional discipleship and Ngarrindjeri spirituality. The tour is geared towards Baby Boomers, but all people are invited.

News

News & notices - 11 April 2018

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

Culture

The story behind the song

“I Can Only Imagine” is one of several Christian films currently showing in Australian cinemas. Bindy Taylor went to see the film and offers her insights and opinions in the following review.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on witnessing, scepticism and John 20:29b: Blessed are those who have not seen, yet have come to believe.

Culture

Serving those in need over Easter

Over Easter and Christmas, when many of us are gathering at the homes of family and friends, others find little to celebrate. On Easter Day in 2018, Pilgrim Uniting Church hosted a special meal for homeless and disadvantaged people in Adelaide.

News

News & notices - 4 April 2018

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