News & notices - 12 September 2018

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News & notices – 12 September 2018

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 12 September edition of UC e-News.


Have you appointed  your Congregational representatives for the Presbytery and Synod meeting yet?

The Presbytery and Synod meeting will be held on 15 -17 November 2018. Initial information will be sent to those who were registered members at the November 2017 meeting. Please ensure that you have notified the Secreteriat of your elected congregational representative(s) via" data-cke-saved-href="">email. Each congregation can elect one confirmed lay representative.

  • If Congregation membership is greater than 150, two confirmed lay representatives can be elected.
  • If Congregation membership is greater than 250, three confirmed lay representatives can be elected.

Ordination of Linda Forsyth

Linda Forsyth’s ordination will now be held at Kadina Uniting Church on Saturday 15 September at 3pm. All are welcome to attend.

Celebrating 50 Years of Ordination

Rev Dr Tony Nancarrow is celebrating 50 years of ordination in a service at Rosefield Uniting Church on Sunday 7 October. Tony’s distinguished ministry spans the Uniting Church SA Synod, wider church and international arenas through pastoral and preaching ministries, communications, providing resources for church life and serving on numerous boards. There will be a morning tea beginning at 9.15am followed by the service. Tony's celebration service will be held at Rosefield Uniting Church, 2-6 Carlton street, Highgate.

Resignation of South Australian Council of Churches Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer

Geraldine Hawkes tendered her resignation effective 31 January 2019. Geraldine has made a significant contribution to the ecumenical movement in South Australia and beyond. There will be an opportunity to express appreciation of her leadership and to say farewell. When this opportunity has been arranged, it will be communicated through UC e-News and New Times.


Upcoming events

The majority of Uniting Church SA events are listed on the upcoming events list here.

Events coming up in the next week include:

Plus many others!

Check out the full list to see other exciting events happening in the coming weeks! Events can be submitted to the list here.


Didn’t read the last “News & notices”? The items below are ones you might want to catch up on. 

Ministers of the Word - Enfield Uniting Church

Applications/Expressions of Interest are invited from Ministers of the Word to fill a full-time placement with Enfield Uniting Church in Adelaide, South Australia. The congregation seeks a transformational leader excited by the prospect of developing a regional ministry working from a church surrounded by three shopping centres in Adelaide’s inner North.
The successful applicant will be a team player, able to embrace generation change and to communicate the gospel with enthusiasm, relevance, and integrity. They will be keen to support and grow the congregation’s week-day programs of community engagement. The diverse nature of the congregation requires intercultural competence, whole-congregation pastoral care, and a commitment to growing the discipleship of people at all levels of faith development.
The Minister will need to be an effective administrator who has strategic planning skills and experience in recruiting and building leadership teams. This single-ministry placement is supported by a committed team of lay leaders, lay preachers, and volunteers. A comfortable manse is available.
Expressions of interest closing date is Friday 19 October 2018. Further information is available from Rev Sue Page, Pastoral Relations & Mission Planning Team,">, 0410584322.

Register for SAYCO!

SAYCO participants will be exploring worry and peace at the upcoming camp from 29 September to 1 October. If we let them, small worries can build into something bigger– the multitude of commitments, sport, work and study, responding to an avalanche of social media notifications, navigating friendships, family, partners and potential partners. It can be difficult to look beyond the many things that cause us stress and to listen to those who tell us not to worry.

We can take time to breathe. Breathe again.

SAYCO speakers, Jake Toogood and Jordan Harris will be exploring the above theme with our Uniting Church youth. For more information visit the SAYCO webpage.
Don’t forget to download our Yapp App!

Additional Marriage Liturgy 2018

President Dr Deidre Palmer has announced the release of an additional marriage liturgy. The Additional Marriage Liturgy 2018 was created after the decision to allow ministers to marry same-gender couples was made at the 15th Assembly. If you are still concerned about the position of the Uniting Church in relation to same-gender marriage, Dr Deidre Palmer encourages you to talk to your Presbytery and Synod leader. The Additional Marriage Liturgy 2018 can be found here.

Somewhere over the rainbow – songs for every season

Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of music with the MiniM choir and guest artists Jacob Wilson and Lewis Hoffman. Singing sacred and secular music, MiniM expresses the joys, sadness, love and hope that life brings. The concert will be followed with an afternoon tea. This event will be held at Rosefield Uniting Church (2 Carlton St, Highgate) on Sunday 23 September at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $10 (children get in for free). For more information, please click here.



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