Journeying along the Murray

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Earlier this year, Uniting Church SA Moderator Rev Sue Ellis announced her plan to run an event titled the Living Water Tour.

“Living Water is about intentional discipleship in terms of all thing ecological – eco-theology, eco-mission and our own place in God’s creation,” Sue explains.

Besides the focus on eco-theology and discipleship, the tour will also look at Ngarrindjeri spirituality, and will include a Coorong boat cruise. It will be held from Tuesday 11 to Friday 14 September, 2018.

“I want to encourage those coming on the tour to think about how First Peoples saw themselves in relation to our waterways and as part of the ecology of the Murray River. I want us to ask how Jesus connected to his environment, and how we, as disciples, might do the same,” Sue says.

“This is about stewardship, but it’s more than that – it’s about how we see ourselves as part of the ecology, part of God’s gift to us, particularly in relation to the Murray River ecosystem.”

Riverland Uniting Church communities and Congress leaders have been invited to contribute to the event. While plans for speakers and locations on the tour are still being finalised, there will definitely be plenty of opportunity for learning, discussion, hospitality and sharing with one another.

People of all ages are invited to take part in the tour, but it is specifically geared towards Baby Boomers.

This project is supported by the 40th Anniversary Ageing & Wellness Grants, which were made available to Uniting Church SA congregations and mission networks through a generous donation from Resthaven.

Costs for the tour are dependent on numbers, but are expected to be $450 for single accommodation or $350 for shared accommodation. This cost is inclusive of all accommodation, transport, meals, the boat cruise and activities.

Expressions of interest for the Living Water Tour must be received by Friday 13 April.

Expressions of interest and enquiries should be directed to Tim Molineux: 8236 4200 or

Photo: Image of the River Murray taken in South Australia by Flickr user “anne in adelaide” ( Image has been cropped.

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