News, Notices & Prayer points - 12 July 2022

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News & Notices – 12 July 2022

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church for Tuesday, 12th July 2022 edition of UC e-News

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Prayer Points

We pray:

  • For the people of Sri-Lanka during this time of uncertainty and unrest as they face instability in their government
  • For those effected by the flooding in New South Wales, who have lost their houses, their businesses, and their livelihoods
  • For those who have been impacted by Covid-19 and who are isolating away from friends and family, or struggling with long-Covid symptoms

 


 

The Uluru Statement from the Heart and Covenanting

27 July 2022
7:30 – 9:30PM
Brougham Pace Uniting Church
193 Brougham Pl, North Adelaide

The Uluru statement calls for a First Nations voice in the Constitution & a Makarrata Commission to supervise agreement-making & truth-telling. Come along to learn more about the Uluru Statement from First Nations as well as Uniting Church leaders.

RSVP attendance: covenanting@sa.uca.org.au or (08) 8236 4264

Organised by the UCA Synod SA Mission Resourcing and Brougham Pace Uniting Church.

 

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2022 Intercultural Neighbouring Sunday

At its 2022 meeting, SA Synod resolved to acknowledge the 16th Assembly resolution on “Moving forward in Being a Multicultural Church,” including adopting the 3rd Sunday in July as an ‘Intercultural Neighbouring Sunday’, to celebrate UCA being a Multicultural Church and to create an opportunity for congregations and faith communities to connect and build relationships with culturally and linguistically diverse communities in their neighbourhoods. Synod CALD Officer, Rev Dr Paul Goh, has put together a two-page sheet of worship resources for congregations.

View the resource

 

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Safe Church Update

It is 3 years since the changes to legislation required a change in the screenings types that ‘persons with roles of responsibilities within the church community’ are expected to have. Working with Children Checks are valid for 5 years – so any done post 1 July 2019 still have another couple of years before that needs to be renewed.  However the other screening types of General Probity and Vulnerable Persons are valid for 3 years.  Renewals can only be commenced of a previous screening no more than 6 months prior to the “expiry” date.

Thank you to those who are diligently seeking renewals for these screenings.  Reminders will be sent to the contact details given by individuals at the initial check request. 

For all screening requests and more information:
Safe Church Resources – Safe Church (ucasa.org.au)

 

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Dollars & Sense

The July edition of Dollars and Sense is now available. The newsletter produced by the Synod Resources team seeks to provide useful information and updates to better equip Church office bearers in their roles within the life of the Uniting Church.

Read the newsletter

 

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 Volunteer opportunities at the Red Dove Café

The Red Dove café is looking for people to sign up as volunteers for shifts at this year’s Royal Adelaide show from Saturday 3rd September through to Sunday 11th September with free entry to the Show is included. The rostered times are 6.30am – 11.00 am, 11am – 3.30 pm and 3.30 pm – 8.30 pm. Students from Pedare, Westminster, Seymour and Immanuel Colleges are signed up to help too. To register for a shift, contact Janet Woodward at jwoodward@sa.uca.org.au or 82364275 / 0432271757.

 

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Food for the Soul

A SALA Exhibition at the Red Dove Cafe ... 

Uniting Church Fellowship and Mission Support (UCFAMS), Red Dove Cafe and the Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts (CMLA) are pleased to bring you the 'Food for the Soul Exhibition.' The cafe walls are usually bare except for a large menu board and a few show photos. The aim of this exhibition is to beautify the cafe space and in doing so engage with patrons in ways that describe and promote the resilience of rural people and their lifestyle, and also that embodies spiritual hope to bring wellness and peace to all. 

 

UCFAMS seeks art-works to place on the walls that may be a point of conversation and a ministry to patrons. More information and how to submit art-works can be found here.

 

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Celebration of Ministry Service

The Presbytery of Southern SA and the Uniting Aboriginal Islander Christian Congress recognise the conclusion of Rev Felicity Amery in the role of General Secretary and invite you to a celebration of Felicity's ministry within South Australia and beyond.

Sunday 31st July 2022 6pm,  Blackwood Uniting Church, please RSVP for catering purposes by clicking on this link.

 

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COVID-19 Update

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information in regards to COVID-19 guidelines can be found here: https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/emergency-declarations.

If you would like further assistance, please contact your presbytery or:

              Sue Page spage@sa.uca.org.au or phone (08) 8236 4217 or 0430 666 959

              Philip Gardner pgardner@sa.uca.org.au or phone (08) 8236 4268 or 0409 077 076.

 

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Climate Report: ‘They Shall Inherit the Earth’

A new Climate Report entitled They Shall Inherit the Earth for a new conversation about climate change in Christian communities is available now.

An essential report for all those involved in Church leadership, this study and its findings show:

  • How Christians aged 18-40 years are engaging with climate change
  • What they think about the role of the Church in taking action
  • The attitudes and practices of church leaders towards this issue
  • How we can take steps to heal division and, together, bring a voice of hope.

For details and a social media toolkit please refer to this link: https://assets.tearfund.org.au/files/Tearfund_Climate-Report.pdf

 

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Yamaha E75 electronic organ for sale

A top of the range Yamaha E75 electronic organ is full sale. It includes two full keyboards, foot-pedals and multiple stops and is in perfect condition with a beautiful tone. Work manuals and two cartons of music books included (deceased estate). $1000 or nearest offer. Contact Janet on 0422 217 486. CDs and vinyl records of organ music also available give away/donation.

 

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Help UnitingWorld create ripples of change

UnitingWorld has launched its annual fundraising drive that can make up to six times the impact for people in poverty thanks to a partnership with the Australian government. Your donation can help UnitingWorld’s church partners provide critical training, employment opportunities, clean water, education and hope to people in India and across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. This is the church at work in the world.

Donate now: https://donate.unitingworld.org.au/donate-now

 

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Uniting Conversations: A good climate for change

You are invited to join a public conversation about climate change at Seacliff Uniting Church. The panellists are Ariella Helfgott, Nina Keath and Holger Maier. The date is Sunday, July 3rd at 7.00 pm at Seacliff UC. Register your interest at this link. For more information call 0418 841 476.

 

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2022 Uniting Foundation Grant Round Opens

Congregations, Faith Communities and individuals are invited to apply for funding to assist with missional projects which will build vibrant church communities leading the Church into the future.

The projects need to be able to demonstrate how the missional effectiveness of the applying body will be enhanced. The amount of available funds impacts the Committee’s ability to fund projects. Accordingly, applications need to meet the established criteria. The applying body’s Mission and Service Fund contribution status is also considered when assessing applications.

Property upgrade and maintenance are not eligible for Uniting Foundation funding. An applicant cannot have more than one concurrent active grant.

Please note. Applications close 30th July 2022.

Application forms, eligibility criteria and other related information can be located at

https://sa.uca.org.au/uniting-foundation/applying-for-a-grant

Additional information is available by contacting Malcolm Wilson, Uniting Foundation Manager, Email: mwilson@sa.uca.org.au and phone: 0414 520 140.

 

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Support Sri Lanka – An Emergency Appeal for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently facing its worst economic crisis since independence due to political instability and foreign fund deficit. The people of Sri Lanka are struggling with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices for basic necessities, and a shortage of emergency medical supplies affecting a large number of the citizens around the country. The Lanka Vision Foundation has set up a funding page to assist in this crisis. Donations can be made at this link: https://gofund.me/2dca896f

 

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Click here for the News, Notices & Prayer points – 5th July 2022

Check out last week’s UC eNews here to keep you updated.

 


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