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Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses on seeds, cycles and John 12:24: “Jesus said to his disciples: ‘Very truly, I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains just a single grain; but if it dies, it bears much fruit.’”

News

Kicking goals for older South Australians

UnitingSA, is excited to unveil plans for a five-storey development in Adelaide’s west, which will put aged care at the heart of the community. UnitingSA West Lakes will incorporate residential aged care, retirement living apartments, retail spaces and more.

Faith

Don't be fooled: be full of life

Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis has prepared an Easter video for Uniting Church members and others to view. This is a longer version of the message from the Easter video.

News

News & notices - 28 March 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 comes from Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis. It focuses on Easter and 1 Corinthians 1:27.

Faith

Alive to the presence of God

Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kapandarabil was inducted into the Parkin-Sturt Patrol on Friday 9 March at Quorn Uniting Church. Rev Phil Gardner shared this reflective message as part of the induction service.

News

Support needed after disasters

Uniting Church in Australia President Stuart McMillan has asked church members to give generously to Australian communities affected by bushfires and cyclones.

News

News & notices - 21 March 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 remembering the story of Palm Sunday, which falls on 25 March this year.

Faith

Is it OK to punch a Nazi?

Uniting Church chaplain Liam Miller draws on the work of James H. Cone to explore the question of the acceptability of violence and whether it is "OK" to punch a Nazi.

Culture

Five things to click this week

New and interesting articles, videos, photos and other items are posted online every day. These five recent items address volunteer fees, an exciting new Easter initiative from the Bible Society, writing grant applications, National Close the Gap Day (Thursday 15 March) and Tim Hein's new book on understanding sexual assault.

News

News & notices - 14 March 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 John 3:16: For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him may not perish but have eternal life.

Culture

Pumpkins galore for Hawker

Over two huge days in June, members of the Hawker community and beyond will gather for the Great Pumpkin Party. Discover more about the vision behind this unique event - and how you can get involved! - in this short article.

Faith

How to (and how not to) vote

With the South Australian state election looming, this article aims to assist Christians in applying Biblical principles in order to make their vote count. The election will be held on Saturday 17 March, 2018.

News

News & notices - 7 March 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 continuing Lenten journey - the small sacrifices we make and the bigger sacrifice made by God at Easter.

News

Meeting the experts

On Tuesday 27 February, local Christian leaders met with members of the expert panel conducting the Religious Freedom Review. This meeting was called to continue discussions that took place at a round table gathering earlier in the year.

News

UC Invest welcomes a new era

On Wednesday 24 January, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission approved UC Invest’s application for an Australian Financial Services License.