News, Notices & Prayer points - 23 January, 2019

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News & notices – 23 January 2019

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 23 January edition of UC e-News.


Prayer Points for the week

  • For First Peoples as the coming Australia Day weekend nears. This day brings a stark reminder of the invasion of Australia and the past and current impacts of colonisation

Overdue 2019 Mission and Service Fund (M&SF) Contribution Response Forms

Thank you to those congregations (over 50%) who have submitted their 2019 M&SF contribution response forms. If you are yet to submit your congregation’s form please action this request as soon as possible. Should you require assistance in completing this please contact the Finance team on 08 8236 4282 Country Callers 1300 766 956.  Forms can be downloaded from here.

KCO: Welcome – A Place to Belong

KCO registrations are currently open to receive registrations for campers and leaders. For more information about the event, click here

Thank you to those churches who have submitted their Church Council Response. Those who have not yet submitted the response, but are considering KCO 2019 are requested to let us know before next Monday 29 January. Find the response form here.

Apology Breakfast

Reconciliation SA is holding the 2019 Apology Breakfast to honour the Survivors of the Stolen Generations and to inform the non-Aboriginal community about their ongoing needs. Marking the 11th anniversary of the Apology to the Stolen Generation, the Apology Breakfast will feature keynote speaker, actor and Stolen Generations Survivor, Uncle Jack Charles. The breakfast will be held on Wednesday 13 February at the Adelaide Convention Centre. For more information about the event and to book tickets, visit Trybooking

Worship Leaders & Pastoral Care Needed in SA Prisons
There is an opportunity for a suitably gifted persons to join the team of workers who lead worship services and provide pastoral care in the state’s prisons. The positions are all voluntary and bring with them the benefits of fulfilling the request of Jesus that we “visit people in prison.”
There are a number of positions open in both country and metropolitan areas. Both men and women are welcome to apply. The services and care are all tailored to the prison and the prisoners and you will receive help with your introduction to the prison and your service preparations. Worship leaders will need the skills of public speaking and be willing to use the designated reading for the day.  Pastoral Carers will need pastoral experience and CPE training.Those interested should email or call Rev Ian Schneider, Principal Chaplain for more details on 8343 0469 or by">email.  

Tandanya Survival Day 2019

Under the theme of “Still SURVIVING, Still THRIVING”, Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute will host their annual Survival Day concert and community event at the Semaphore foreshore. With performances from Yorke Band, Of Desert & Sea, Eddie Peters, and Yellaka this free event will celebrate and acknowledge the past and present of Australia’s First People.

For more information, visit the Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute website.


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

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.

Tickets cost $35 per person (or $25 each for a group booking of 5 or more). This is an opportunity not to be missed. 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 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.

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