Whilst the situation with the spread of COVID-19 is concerning, there are simple and sensible actions we can take to help reduce the spread and help allay fears in our community. This is also an opportunity to take a fresh look at some of our practices and consider if there are more suitable alternatives that will help to maintain a safe church.
New Times - Leadership
Assembly General Secretary Colleen Geyer has delivered a wide-ranging reflection on the future of the Church at the Uniting Leadership and Theology Symposium in Adelaide. In a speech traversing sustainability, diversity, structure and identity Colleen asks can we as the Uniting Church be bold enough to listen to our history, step away from what has always been, be open to where God is leading us and step aside for the leaders who'll take us there?
All dates and venues have been finalised in the consultation rounds for what future Presbyteries in South Australia might look like.
In less than three weeks the Uniting Church SA will split the title Presbytery and Synod and just become ‘a’ Synod with multiple Presbyteries. But why is this happening?
The Uniting Church in South Australia has launched a weekly, live video series through Facebook this week, where Associate General Secretary, Rev Sue Page, talks about the restructuring process.
If you have a view on South Australia’s proposed abortion law reform, now is the time to speak up.
Hearts are a little heavier with the loss of Jean Vanier and Rachel Held Evans this past week.
The Uniting Church in Australia has articulated its vision for a just, compassionate and inclusive nation in a new statement and resource.
New Times published the article “How retired ministers are losing thousands“ on Wednesday 26 March. this article referred to two retired ministers who are campaigning the government to consider exempting other retired Uniting Church minister from tax laws that were meant to reign in public service 'fat cats'. The Synod decided this article was not appropriate to publish at this time as enough had been done by the Uniting Church Assembly in the past regarding this matter.
Last Friday, 15 March 2019, more than an estimated one million students worldwide protested government inaction on climate change. We investigate eight questions about climate change and Christianity.
Launching a National Appeal, President of the Uniting Church Dr Deidre Palmer urged Uniting Church members to give generously to the National Disaster Relief Fund. This fund supports the work of disaster relief in every state and territory.
Lay Preachers' Sunday celebrates and officially recognises the efforts that lay preachers and people contribute to the community and to the church. Read about Lay Preachers' Sunday and how it will be celebrated this Sunday 5 August.
Ric Thorpe from the Church of England will lead a church planting and revitalisation training day on 27 July at Hope Valley Uniting Church. Uniting Church members are encouraged to attend.
In his final national message, the 14th President of the Uniting Church in Australia Stuart McMillan is urging Church members to address the “unfinished business” of sovereignty and treaty for First Peoples.
Canadian pastor, author and blogger Carey Nieuwhof will visit Seeds Uniting Church on Monday 7 May for GLS+ 2018. In this article, Carey writes about how some spiritual-sounding lines from leaders can be barriers to moving forward.
As a child, Rev Sunil “Sunny” Kadaparambil dreamed of becoming a missionary. He has followed this calling from India to remote ministry in Australia, with his second placement bringing him to the Parkin-Sturt Patrol in SA.
Mark Schultz was recently announced as the new Team Leader for Mission Resourcing; he is also due to be ordained as a Minister of the Word in February. New Times spoke to Mark about leadership and the Uniting Church.
Westminster School, a Uniting Church coeducational day and boarding school established in 1961, has welcomed Simon Shepherd as its sixth principal. In this article, Simon shares his hopes for Westminster students and graduates.
Proposals presented at Presbytery & Synod meetings provide a way for individuals and congregations to help shape the future of the Uniting Church SA. The deadline for proposals submissions for the November 2017 meeting is Thursday 9 November.
Elizabeth Megaw is an emerging leader in the Uniting Church, holding leadership positions in her congregation and in the wider Uniting Church SA. New Times spoke to Elizabeth about the challenges and rewards of church leadership as a young person.