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Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on excess baggage and travelling lightly.


Prayers in the shadow of violence

The past month has seen violent attacks occur in locations across the world, many of which have been tied to the Islamic State - most recently, the attack in Baghdad, Iraq. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer offers a reflection on these recent acts of violence. Updated 05/07/16.


A place to humble yourself

NAIDOC Week (3-10 July) is a time to celebrate Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, and the contributions and achievements of Indigenous Australians. This article reflects on a Spirituality Pilgrimage in Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges) country that took place in May 2016.


A prayer for Turkey

Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer shares a prayer in the wake of the recent attack at Ataturk airport in Turkey.


Five things to consider as you serve in a local church

Reflecting on Carey Nieuwhof's recent visit to Adelaide, International Discipleship Developer Mike Wardrop looks at five things for people to consider when leading or serving in a local church community.


Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Psalm 83:1a - "O God, do not keep silence, nor hold your peace or be still, O God."


Do Christianity and politics mix?

With the July 2016 Federal Election approaching, Transforming Justice Coordinator Adrian Nippress shares his thoughts on why and how Christians are called to engage with justice issues and politics.


Aged care cuts more severe than expected

The UnitingCare Australia Aged Care Network has released independent modelling that demonstrates the full extent of the impact of aged care budget cuts on sick and frail older people in residential aged care.


Happy birthday, Uniting Church in Australia!

Today the Uniting Church in Australia celebrates its 39th anniversary. Uniting Church SA Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer reflects on the Church’s life and ministry.


Council backslides on baking inspections

The One Tree Hill Fellowship group was concerned when the council decided their fundraising bakers' home kitchens would be subject to regular inspections. The group is relieved that this decision has been reviewed!


Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on Psalm 37:7 - "Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him."


On the Orlando hate attack

Uniting Church President Stuart McMillan has released a statement about the attack that took place at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, on Sunday 12 June.


Reflection of the week

This week's reflection has been created for Refugee Week (19-25 June) and reflects on how we think about people seeking refuge, particularly in Australia.


Active responses to asylum seekers

Three Uniting Church communities share their stories of supporting, learning from and celebrating with refugees and asylum seekers.


Progressing claim for retired ministers

Superannuation changes made by the Federal Government in January 2016 had a financial impact on many retired Uniting Church ministers. UCA General Secretary Colleen Geyer provides information on the progress that has been made to address this issue.


Found faith

The first three Live Life Loud 2016 events were transformative for the 650 young people from 20 churches and five denominations who gathered at locations across SA. Read more - and get involved with the next three events on Friday 18 June, 2016!

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