This week's news, notices & prayer points from congregations, the SA Synod, and the wider Uniting Church.
News, Notices & Prayer points - 24 September 2019
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News & notices – 24 September 2019
Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Tuesday 24 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 exceptional work done by Frontier Services across regional and remote Australia, especially as the organisation celebrates its birthday on Thursday, 26 September.
Contemplation at the Royal Adelaide Hospital
UCA Members are invited to the Royal Adelaide Hospital for a time of silent prayer every Tuesday, 12:15 – 12:45pm, in the chapel on Level 3. This invitation is for Hospital staff, patients, and visitors, along with other who feel a calling to pray.
Come and go as you are able during this time of silent prayer for the hospital; Rev 8:1. For more information please contact Rev Nicholas Rundle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
U City now open on Franklin Street
Uniting Communities' U City development has officially opened in the heart of the CBD. Located on the corner of Franklin & Pitt Streets, the unique mixed-use building offers retirement living, specialist accessible accommodation, a function centre, commercial space, hospitality, retail and more.
U City is also home to the newly launched City View Uniting Church, as well as Uniting Communities' services including Lifeline Adelaide, legal services, aged care services, financial, personal & family counselling, mental health, and alcohol & drug support.
If you would like to access the U City Function centre as a venue to host your centrally-located meeting, conference or gathering, please contact Rev Andrew Robertson by email: email@example.com.
The Annual General Meeting of the General Council of the South Australian Council of Churches will be held on Saturday, 12 October, from 8:45am at Seaford Christian Churches. An agenda can be found here, and information needed for a significant part of the AGM can be found here. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 7 October.
The SACC’s offices have also moved to Unit 1, 76-80 Sturt Street, Adelaide.
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Calendar & Postcard orders
The 2019 Christmas postcards as well as the Uniting Church calendars for the 2020 calendar year, featuring lectionary readings for each Sunday, will be available for order from Tuesday, 1 October.
Postcards cost $82.50 per 1,000 or $44 per 500 (including GST). These will be personalised to reflect your congregation’s name and Christmas service times. Calendars cost $3 each.
Ordered calendars and postcards will be available for pickup from the Synod meeting in November or the Synod office in Pirie street. It can also be posted to congregations for an applicable postage fee.
Details of how to order will be made available in UC e-News in the coming weeks.
News from the Uniting Church in Australia
The Uniting Church in Australia’s weekly newsletter can be accessed here. The latest edition features articles on a new beginning for a Uniting First People’s voice as leaders from UnitingCare Australia and the UAICC met together in Canberra; the build-up to the Global Climate Strike on Friday; UCA chaplains who offer pastoral care to support bushfire-communities; the Youth Parliament of World Religions and more.
Gospel Yarning 2019
Gospel Yarning 2019 is for ministers, chaplains, deacons, presbytery-workers and leaders of ministries in the Uniting Church in Australia. With the theme “For such a time as this – How can we be the church of Jesus Christ in a secular world?” this event will significantly raise your understanding of how the context of secularism affects the church, and introduce tools for strengthening your ministry in that context.
This conference will take place on 17-20 November at the Centre for Ministry, North Parramatta.
Find out more and register online here.
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