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News

COVID-19 Update

Following reports of positive COVID-19 cases in South Australia, Chief Public Health Officer, Professor Nicola Spurrier and Premier Steven Marshall provided an update yesterday in relation to the Parafield Gardens cluster.

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 17 November 2020

Faithful risking is scary. In Matthew 25:14-30 one servant didn’t know their Master very well because they hid their one talent rather than risk losing it.

Culture

The Art of Listening

A couple of years ago I was participating in a course which had a smattering of people from a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) background. I would have said that they were good participants in class discussions but not the most active ones, and I gave little thought to it.

News

New Times - Best Young Writer Award

New Times Intern Tasha Crumpler has been acknowledged by the Australasian Religious Press Association (ARPA) in their recent 2020 Awards announcement.

News

Rev Denise Champion Honoured

On Monday, 2nd November, 2020, Rev Denise Champion, the first South Australian Aboriginal woman to be ordained, was awarded the degree of Doctor of Divinity (Honoris Causa) in recognition of her accomplishments as a Christian scholar and leader.

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 3 November 2020

The alternate reading for All Saints Day, Matthew 5:1-12, The Beatitudes are a series of blessings declared by Jesus during his ‘Sermon on the Mount.’

News

South Sudan Crisis

In September, UnitingWorld published an article stating, ‘South Sudan is in the grip of the worst humanitarian crisis in its history. Seven million people are at risk of starvation as drought, lock-downs from COVID-19 and increased violence choke food supplies.’

Faith

The church of the future ... is now?

David Gardiner reflected on an article that he wrote back in 1995, which took a look (with a certain amount of humour) at his thoughts on the church of the future … given the year that we have experienced he was not far off the mark!

Faith

Reflection of the Week - 20 October 2020

What do I make of Jesus’ instructions regarding responsible stewardship? I meet my obligations. I pay my taxes, and pay for my utilities by the due date. I place my tithed offering in the collection plate each Sunday. I wonder what else I should be doing?

News

Urgent request for Refugee support

In South Australia, we now have 20 households (60 people) who are in extreme stress at having to find a job and rental accommodation within three weeks.

Faith,Family

The Journey of a Syrian Refugee

Three years ago, Mtanios (Tony) fled his home in Tartus, a seaside city in Syria, with his wife Suhair and their two sons. They arrived in Adelaide as refugees and tried to build a new life in Australia.

Safe Church

Safe Church Update

October 22nd will mark the second anniversary of the apology to the survivors of institutional abuse. This has not been an easy space for the Church.

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