News & notices - 15 August 2018

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News & notices – 15 August 2018

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 15 August edition of UC e-News.


Corrected Dates: Disaster and Recovery Ministries SA training opportunity

Disaster and Recovery Ministries chaplains provide pastoral and spiritual care for communities who are recovering from disasters, particularly natural disasters such as bushfires. Disaster and Recovery Ministries encourage those who feel called to chaplaincy in this area to prayerfully consider attending the next two-day training session, which will be held on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 September, from 9.30am-4.30pm each day. The training will be held at The Corner Uniting Church (93 Oaklands Rd, Warradale), all refreshments are provided. Register for this course online at TryBooking.
For more information about Disaster and Recovery chaplaincy or the upcoming training opportunity, please contact Disaster and Recovery Ministries Coordinator Wendy Perkins on 8236 4284 or by email (

Order your Seasons of the Spirit material

Seasons of the Spirit is an international curriculum providing lectionary resources for worship, faith formations and services. Season of the Spirit link Sunday worship to small group studies and provide educational material for all ages. Available in 3 different formats (print, CD and online), the early discount saves around 15%. This offer expires on Friday 17 August 2018. For more information visit the Mediacom website.

Mid North Regional Rumble

Balaklava Uniting Church will host a Regional Rumble event on Sunday 9 September at 5:30pm. Regional Rumble is an initiative of some Uniting Church leaders who want to encourage the local churches across the Mid-North of South Australia. This event will be an evening of worship, the Word, testimony and prayer. The night will feature local churches involved in mission overseas. Balaklava Uniting Church invites you to bring some finger food to share and come along for some mutual encouragement and friendship across the churches. For more information contact:

Red Dove Café

The Red Dove Cafe team would love to hear from any church/group who could assist during Show week by washing aprons and tea towels either on a roster or daily. Arrangements can be made for collection and pickup from showgrounds. If interested, please call Lesley Williams on 0402 006 629.

Frontier Services fundraiser

For the first time in love one hundred years, Frontier services are calling on the community for help. There is a growing need to provide critical support to farmers ‘doing it tough’ through this ‘silent’ drought. Frontier Services are asking for churches to participate in ‘The Great Outback BBQ’ this September to raise money and awareness. This is a fantastic opportunity to lend your support to those people living in the most isolated parts of our country. All proceeds go towards Frontier Services programs to help Aussie farmers. For more information or to register your BBQ, click here. Tap the link in the bio or visit to register your own Great Outback BBQ and you can help make a difference for our farmers.

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.

New role for past President Stuart McMillan

Stuart McMillan will begin a new role with the National Assembly as Assembly Consultant Covenanting on 1 September 2018. Mr McMillan will provide advice, support and leadership about honouring the church’s covenant with the Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress (UAICC) to the Assembly and across the councils of the Uniting Church. For more information, please visit the Assembly website.

15th Assembly: marriage decision FAQ

A resource has been created of the frequently asked questions (FAQ) regarding the decision on marriage made at the 15th Assembly. To access this resource this, visit the Assembly website.

Filipino National Conference

The 4th Filipino National Conference will be held at St. Albans Uniting Church in Melbourne from the 19-21 October 2018. With President Dr Deidre Palmer and Bishop Coadjutor Rex Reys, Jr. as key speakers, the conference will focus on the theme of ‘Gods Mission in the Filipino Diaspora’. This is a great opportunity to invite and meet many Filipino members of the Uniting church and be inspired by their stories of migration to Australia and their active participation in the church as Filipino Christians.

Adelaide Christian Singles Facebook page

A Facebook page has been created for Adelaide Christian singles between the ages of 40-60. This page aims to provide a central place where people can find information on church events or church single events around Adelaide and where they can meet like-minded people in safe environments. This page is a chance for people to encourage each other and explore opportunities to create relationships in accordance with Christian values. To join the Adelaide Christian Singles (40-60) closed Facebook group, click here.

Sudanese community day of prayer for reconciliation

The National Council of Churches has extended an invitation for all Church Sudanese communities to organise a Day of Prayer for Reconciliation across the country. In response, the Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide has invited Church Leaders in the Sudanese Community to join with Sudanese Leaders from other Christian Church community’s to begin to plan for this shared Day of Prayer together. This meeting will be held at Centacare Catholic Family Services (45 Wakefield Street, Adelaide) on Thursday 23 August at 5:30pm-8pm. For more information or to RSVP please contact Clement Kuek by email ( by Thursday 16 August.

World Council of Churches 70th anniversary resources

The 70th anniversary of the opening of the first assembly in Amsterdam and the formal constitution of the World Council of Churches (WCC) will be on Thursday 23 August. A number of prayers are available and are encouraged by the WCC fellowship and friends/ partners to be used for anniversary celebrations. To access the anniversary prayers and songs click here. For more information about the WCC 70th Anniversary click here.

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