News, Notices & Prayer points - 16 January 2019

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News & notices – 16 January 2019

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 16 January edition of UC e-News.


Prayer Points for the week

  • For God's blessing over 2019. For opportunities and ways to serve with purpose and love.
  • For the National Young Adult Leaders Conference happening this week.
  • For the upcoming Day of Mourning & Australia Day, may we reflect on the cost of the birth of a new nation, to the First Peoples.

Computer Giveaway

The Uniting Church SA has an opportunity to give congregations, faith communities or mission networks preloved computers (either Laptop or PC) to assist with realising their mission. The number of computers are limited, and there is an application process (download the form here). The applications will be assessed on the basis of the information provided in the form (and accompanying documentation).

Applications close Friday 1 March 2019. For more information please contact Marc Furmage, Manager IT&T on (08) 8236 4293 or via">email.

Growing Young Conference

Jake Mulder is the Director of Strategic Initiatives with the Fuller Youth Institute in USA and is in Adelaide for a 1 day Conference that will help churches to engage with 15-29 year olds and encourage them in their ministry. Held at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (388 Montague Road, Para Vista) the conference will be held on 16 February from 9am – 4pm.

Ticket cost $35 per person (or $25 each for a group booking of 5 or more). This is an opportunity not to be missed. There is a free evening session with Jake on the same day at the Uniting College from 7.30 -9pm. See below and click here for more details.

For more information click here for a flyer, or please contact Bev freeman on (08) 8236 4243 or by">email.

An Evening with Jake Mulder

As those who seek to encourage others in ministry, being aware of up-to-date evidence-based research on how churches are effectively engaging 15-29 year olds can be really helpful. Add to this the opportunity to hear from and ask questions of one of the authors of this research and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Fuller Youth Institute, and you’ve got a recipe for a fascinating evening.

Come and join us for an inspiring and encouraging invitation-only evening with Jake Mulder. Coffee/Cake included. This is a free event to anyone working with youth.

For more information or to RSVP by 12 February, please contact Bev freeman on (08) 8236 4243 or by">email or">email Mission Resources.

Expressions of Interest - VET Teachers

Uniting College for Leadership & Theology (UCLT) is launching a new program in the CALD area in 2019. It will be a Bible based English class, held on a Monday evening in the northern suburbs. We are looking for an experienced, Christian ESL teachers to work with a team in a weekly 2 hour class.

Please contact Karen Vanlint at">
Expressions of Interest close 31 January 2019.

Appointment of Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer

Uniting Church minister, Rev Anne Hewitt has been appointed as the SACC Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer. With over 10 years of experience in the SACC community and General Council, Anne find’s her ministry calling to be alongside communities and people in their daily journeys. Anne will commence her new role on Tuesday 29 January 2019.

Fundraising Asian and Indian inspired dinner for Leprosy Mission

Join The Leprosy Mission Australia in hearing from Dr Famkima Darlong about his powerful story of individuals having their lives changed, families reconciled and children set free from the stigma, fear and disadvantage that comes with a diagnosis of leprosy.

The event will be held at Mangosteen Restaurant (1362 North East Road, Tea Tree Gully) on Friday 8 February from 6:45pm. Cost of admission is $50, concession $45. All RSVPs and ticket purchases must be made from the Leprosy Mission Office by 25 January on 1800 537 767 or visit The Leprosy Mission Australia website.



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

Delivery opportunity in 2019

New Times magazine is currently seeking a new courier/delivery person/service to help distribute the magazine to our urban congregations and faith communities. New Times gets distributed bi-monthly in February, April, June, August, October and December. Remuneration for the service is available.

If you would be interested in fulfilling this service, or know someone who might be, please get in contact with New Times on 8236 4230 or by">email.

KCO - 23 & 24 March, 2019

To stay up to date with KCO news, install the Yapp app to your device (use +61 in your mobile number); check out the KCO website or Facebook page, or sign up for email updates">here.

UCA Report on Child Safety published

The Uniting Church of Australia’s first annual report to the National Office of Child Safety (a recommendation of the Royal Commission) have today been published on the agency’s website. Read the UCA report here.

P&S Bible Study recordings

The Bible Study sessions by Rev Charissa Suli, were presented as part of the proceedings at the Annual Meeting of the Presbytery and Synod on 15-17 November this year, is now available online for viewing. The Bible Study centered around John 4, where Jesus meets and converses with a Samaritan woman at a well.

Follow these links to view the recordings online:

SA Govt Grants for non-profits

The Office for the Ageing provides a range of Community Grants to fund initiatives that reflect the South Australian Government’s vision to bring the community together to create an all-ages-friendly state. Non-government, non-profit incorporated organisations can apply for Grants for Seniors and Positive Ageing Fellowship Grants.

Churches, congregations and faith communities may fall in this latter category and could apply to the Office for the Ageing Community Grants.  More information is available on their website, found here.

For more information about applying or queries, please contact Malcolm Wilson, Grants Officer, on 8236 4200.



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