News, Notices & Prayer points - 11 September 2019

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News & notices – 11 September 2019
Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 11 September edition of UC e-News.

Prayer Points for the week

  • For the Spirit-led guidance of the newly-formed Generate and Transitional Presbyteries of South Australia.
  • For the Restructuring Task Groups and the Transitional Presbytery consultative sessions which are continuing into September.
  • For those grieving the lives and innocence lost on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
  • For the upcoming Lost/Found Youth Festival, that young adults will have a transformative experience and their faith in Christ grows as a result of attending.


New publishing day for UC e-News

As from next week, UC e-News will be published on Tuesdays (as supposed to Wednesdays - as it is currently the practice). This shift of publication days will also affect News and Notices, Reflection of the Week and New Times Online.

The next publication date of these communication pieces will therefore be Tuesday 17 September. If you have any notices that you wish to have published in News and Notices please send them to the team by 10:00am on Tuesdays, by emailing


Upcoming Transitional Presbytery meeting

The Transitional Presbytery meeting will be held on Saturday 21 September, at Burnside Uniting Church. Registration opens at 8:45am with the meeting commencing at 9:30am.

Meeting reports, program and other documents can be located here. Members and visitors are very welcome.


Exciting new position at The Corner Uniting Church

The Corner Uniting Church is seeking a suitable person to establish new communities of belonging, faith and worship, centred around food and hospitality. This person would need to initiate new community partnerships, building upon what have already been established amongst the community and local schools. This pastor position is funded half time for one year starting as soon as possible. For more information contact Mark Hewitt on


Vale Rev Bob MacIntosh

Rev Bob MacIntosh sadly passed away on Tuesday 3 September at the age of 90 years. Pastoral note was sent by the Moderator Rev Sue Ellis on Thursday 4 September. If you have not read the note already, you can read it here.


Reminder: Conversations and explorations conference

The Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts (CLMA) has released the program planned for their upcoming conference (8-10 October): Conversations and explorations with Friends by the Sea – Worship in the 21st Century.

View the program here.

The CLMA also announced that the Uniting College for Leadership and Theology will offer credit at VET, undergraduate and graduate level if the conference is taken as an Intensive or part of an existing educational program. For more information on this, please contact Sean Gilbert on Attending the conference will be credited as Continuing Education.


SURRENDER Adelaide19

SURRENDER Adelaide19 is a gathering of diverse people living out the radical call of Jesus amongst the margins in ways that are relevant, connected and transformative. The gathering will happen over the weekend (Friday and Saturday) of 11 & 12 October at the Marion Church of Christ. Featured speakers include Brooke Prentis, Eileen Glass and Charissa Suli.

The event organisers have offered a special ‘church ticket’ of $99 (for the full conference – use promo code ChurchA19) or $50 (day pass for either day – use promo code DayA19). This offer is open to all Uniting Church members.

More information about the conference and the program is available on the website: or contact Cyrus Kung on 0432 019 539 or


Spiritual Care - Moment to Moment

Responding to spiritual needs is well recognised in government policy and best practice guidelines as part of a holistic approach to palliative care. But what do we mean by spiritual needs and what do they look like in the unpredictable and fluctuating environments of palliative care? This presentation will reflect upon these questions from both a philosophical and practical perspective. The forum will consider the individual nature of spirituality and its implications for providing care for those with a life-limiting illness.

Thursday 5 September, 6:00pm-7:30pm. Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke Building, UniSA City West campus, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide. Read more here.


2019 Governor’s Multicultural Awards

These important awards recognise and celebrate South Australians who promote multiculturalism and increase the understanding of the benefits of cultural diversity in our community. South Australians are encouraged to nominate an individual or organisation that is passionate about making a positive contribution and promoting our culturally diverse state.

Nominations are open until Friday 11 October, 5:00pm. Read more here.




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


State Mission Fellowship Gathering

UCA State Mission Fellowship met at Scots Church Adelaide on Tuesday 27 July. Rev Anne Hewitt, as guest speaker, shared the journey of ecumenism over the last hundred years through the beginning of World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches and SACC. Memories were shared about the significant service offered by so many of the people present, through their missional work across our state, with the Christmas Bowl and in support of overseas mission (schools, hospitals, villages and individuals).


Little Women winners

Thanks to all those who entered the draw to win Little Women movie tickets. Congratulations to the winners: John, Geoff, Barb, Mike & Glenys. The winners have all been notified and received their tickets in the mail.





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