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Why establish multiple Presbyteries in SA?

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?

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Our Vision for a Just Australia

The Uniting Church in Australia has articulated its vision for a just, compassionate and inclusive nation in a new statement and resource.

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Editorial comment

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.

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Eight questions that might awaken you to action

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.

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President launches Disaster Relief Appeal

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.

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The Importance of Lay Preachers

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.

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Growing and revitalising the Church with Ric Thorpe

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.

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Keep your hearts burning for sovereignty and treaty

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.

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Three leadership cop outs that sound spiritual, but aren’t

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.

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Sunny’s call to service

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.

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A focus on the future

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.

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Taking the reins at Westminster

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.

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Last chance for proposals

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.

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Learning to lead

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.

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What we can learn from Nancy Beach

New Times speaks to Nancy Beach about the importance of empowering women in leadership within the church. A US author and artist, Nancy will be one of the keynote speakers at the 2017 Uniting Leaders conference.

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Seeking guidance about God’s call

On Monday 29 May, a free mentoring training day was held at Uniting College. Reflecting on the event, one of the trainees shares their own thoughts and insights about the importance of mentors in the life of the Uniting Church.