Not everyone is called to be a preacher or a missionary, but everyone is called to pray.
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With Easter just gone and the school holidays now started, for many it is a time when people take a break and spend time away from their usual commitments.
When confronted by what is hard to hear, shocking to consider, grieving to know, difficult to understand, it is often much easier to not believe it at all.
Thank you Jesus for dying for us, for giving your life that we might live, forgiven and free.
Easter is a time of hope, a time of new beginnings. As we approach Easter this year, our hearts go out to people, all over the world, who have been living in darkness and fear and uncertainty and continue to do so.
As the end of Lent draws near for Western Churches there are indeed many challenges to distract us this season.
As we acknowledge Harmony Week, perhaps it is timely to pause and reflect on the word ‘harmony’ and what it actually means – especially given the unrest around the world and also in many ways closer to home.
Our Lenten journey continues as we take our instructions from the Word of God.
In keeping with the recent National Day of Prayer which was held on 27th February and the World Day of Prayer which will be held this Friday 5th March it is timely to reflect on the power of prayer.
Psalm 25:1-10 expresses some central and important theological themes: dependence on God for protection from enemies; requests for God to direct and teach; confession of sin and cries for forgiveness; and confidence in God’s abiding presence and faithfulness.
Every so often, when you’re out in nature, you look up and notice something. Something that may have been there before, but your eyes have been focussed elsewhere and your mind is distracted -- jumping ahead to something else. All of a sudden you look up and see something remarkable.
The Celebration of Ministry event last Sunday was a time to come together and also a time to acknowledge and recognise ministry of service in the Uniting Church in South Australia.
The first session of the Synod Meeting took place last Saturday, January 30th. At the beginning of the meeting, the Moderator, Bronte Wilson drew on Psalm 111 as the lectionary reading for the week and which seemed so appropriate to the occasion.
A new year has once again begun and usually we look to starting afresh with the hope of a great year ahead.
The year 2021 has arrived – a new year with new opportunities. In January we often reflect on what has been and make plans for the coming year.
As the Advent season draws to a close, we are asked to contemplate the spiritual truth of this season: ‘Unto us a child is born.’
Christmas won’t be normal for many Australians this year, but for Ron and Mary, Christmas isn’t even on their minds.
Christmas is a time of expectation and preparation. It is also a time of waiting and watching.
On the Second Sunday of Advent, the Gospel reading (Mark 1:1-8) commences the story of Jesus Christ with the preaching of John the Baptist in the desert wilderness ...
Rev Kaye Ronalds, a member of the Uniting Church Defence Force Chaplains Committee and the Uniting Church Member Religious Advisory Committee to the Services has written in relation to the recent announcements by the Chief of the Defence Force relating to the Afghanistan Inquiry.