News, Notices & Prayer points - 20 October 2020

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News & Notices – 20 October 2020

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church for the Tuesday 20 October edition of UC e-News



Prayer Points for the week

  • Amidst COVID-19 here in Australia and overseas, we pray for those in need of healing
  • We pray for your peace with those who are anxious or grieving
  • For everyone to continue being careful and wise in taking whatever precautions are necessary to limit and contain the spread of the COVID-19 virus. May God strengthen us to remain calm while vigilant and responsible in seeking the welfare of all.



Facebook Live with Rev Sue Page

We invite you to join Associate General Secretary, Sue Page who will be live on Facebook this Friday, October 23rd, 2020 at 11.00 am. Sue will provide a COVID-19 update and will be available to answer your questions.





COVID-19 Update: Roadmap


Next week’s UC-enews will provide you with further information about COVID-19, including an updated Roadmap which can be downloaded for your use.




Mount Pleasant closing service

You are invited to attend the Mount Pleasant Uniting Church Closing Service, Sunday 22nd November at 10am. Weather permitting, please gather afterwards at the CWA Gardens (next to the Soldiers Memorial Hall) to share memories and fellowship. Bring your own chairs, food, drinks etc. The invitation can be viewed here. RSVP required to Chris on 0428 102 477.




2021 Calendar available now


Each year, the Uniting Church in South Australia provides congregations and individuals with lectionary readings, important dates and an overview of the Mission and Service Fund Budget via its annual Calendar publication. The 2021 calendar is now available for purchase here:

All congregations and organisations wishing to purchase printed calendars can do so by ordering by 9th November 2020. Printed calendars are priced at $4 each. (All orders received after 9th November, will be priced at $8 per calendar).

For more information, please contact Engagement on 8236 4230 or email





Christmas postcard and poster orders open

This Christmas, the Synod of SA will offer resources (postcards, posters and PowerPoint templates) to encourage congregations to invite their immediate community and to provide a place of welcome where all can share in the companionship of the season.

Postcards and accompanying posters can now be ordered from this link: Orders are open through to 9th November 2020 and can be delivered to your door or picked up from MediaCom Education (2/382 South Road, Richmond SA 5033). We will also provide a set of free, downloadable PowerPoint templates for your use.

For more information, please contact Engagement on 8236 4230 or email





Staying Safe Online

In the lead up to Children's Week 2020, the National Safe Church Unit will stream a webinar on Wednesday 21 October to support people across the Uniting Church who are engaging with children and young people online.

Read more here




Webinar on Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse is a social ill that exists outside and inside the church.

You are invited to join a webinar which seeks to examine the increasing risk of domestic and family violence through the pandemic. This webinar is part of the ‘Webinar Church and COVID-19 Series,’ delivered by the Assembly Resourcing Unit of the Uniting Church.

On Thursday 29 October 2020, 7.00 – 8.30 pm (AEST)

Register here:





RAW - Hope Lunch in the garden at Hope's Café (Random Acts of Welcome)

Come for lunch and chat to a new or old friend, pop into Goodies or garden here. A great opportunity to meet people from many walks of life and to share life-stories.

27th October, 12 - 2 pm at Hope's Cafe, cnr Portrush Road and The Parade Norwood.

Registrations essential. Contact Liellie at 0437794410. COVID protocols apply. Gold coin donation.


If you didn’t get to read the last ‘News & Notices?’

Click here for the News, Notices & Prayer points – 13 October 2020, which includes updates about:


  • October/November New Times available now
  • Anti-Poverty Week at the Spire Community
  • Federal Budget Response
  • Choral Evensong at Pilgrim Uniting Church in the City
  • Worship that Connects 3: Finding our way now


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



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