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News

A missed opportunity?

Leaders from the Uniting Church in Australia Assembly, UnitingWorld and UnitingCare Australia respond to the 2016-17 Federal Budget, sharing their worries about the effect it may have on vulnerable communities in Australia and overseas.

News

News & notices - 4 May 2016

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

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focusses on families, discussing how easy it is to get caught up in daily activities and forget to appreciate these important relationships.

Family

A reflection on Mother’s Day

In the lead up to Mother's Day (Sunday 8 May), Rev Tony Nancarrow shares a reflection on the importance of mothers.

News

Manus detainees face uncertain future

Uniting Church leaders call for detainees to be brought to Australia after a PNG Supreme Court ruling found detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is unconstitutional and illegal.

Family

"Six locations, two nights, one God"

Live Life Loud is a dynamic youth initiative run annually by the Uniting Church SA. This year, Live Life Loud events will be held at six locations over two nights, providing opportunities for teens across the state to engage and grow.

Faith

Forgiveness

Intergenerational Discipleship Developer Mike Wardrop shares his thoughts and reflections on forgiveness.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is centred on Ecclesiastes 3:1 - "For everything there is a season; a time for every matter under heaven."

Culture

Evensong reaches beyond the base

Pilgrim Uniting Church will hold an evensong service at 6pm on ANZAC Day this year, providing space for reflection, prayer and the sharing of choral music. New Times spoke to the organisers of the service.

Faith

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection is a prayer focussed on God and creation that has been specially prepared for Earth Day (Friday 22 April).

Culture

Reflecting on God’s wonderful creation

This Friday 22 April is Earth Day, providing an avenue for Uniting Church SA members to thoughtfully reflect on God's creation and how to better care for it.

Culture

Lest we forget

Rev Sue Page, a minister and a reserve RAAF Chaplain serving at RAAF Edinburgh, reflects on ANZAC Day, which will be commemorated on Monday 25 April, 2016.

News

Offering prayer for Ecuador and Japan

Over the past week, several earthquakes of varying magnitudes have hit different parts of the world, with the most severe affecting vast numbers of people in Japan and Ecuador. Moderator Dr Deidre Palmer urges members of the Uniting Church SA to join her in praying for those affected.

News

A new church for old Mapoon

Established as a Presbyterian mission in 1891, Mapoon was forced to close in 1963, when the Qld Government burned homes and demolished the church. Former residents eventually resettled in the area, and are now seeking to build a new church home.

Faith

A hunger to study the Bible

On two evenings each week, Parafield Uniting Church becomes a site for new arrivals to Adelaide to study the Bible together in easy English. Bindy Taylor talks to coordinator Karen Vanlint and others about this exciting project.

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