News, Notices & Prayer points - 31 July 2019

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News & notices – 31 July 2019

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 31 July 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 Transitional Presbytery consultative sessions which are continuing into September.
  • For loved ones and the Payneham Road congregation who are grieving the loss of Rev Lindsay Faulkner (OAM). May they know God’s peace and comfort at this time.


Vale Rev Lindsay Faulkner (OAM)

Rev Lindsay Faulkner (retired) passed away on Saturday evening, 27 July. The Moderator prepared a pastoral note which can be viewed here. The funeral will be held at Payneham Road Uniting Church, 343 Payneham Road, Marden, on Monday August 5, 2019 at 10am.


Music Afternoon and more

The Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts (CMLA) is hosting an upcoming music afternoon at Brougham Place Uniting Church on Sunday 4 August. For more information about this event and upcoming events, view the CMLA planner and read the July newsletter here.


Visiting organist series - Benjamin Sheen

As part of its ongoing commitment to the finest quality sacred music, Pilgrim Uniting Church presents an International Organist Series. Hosting the largest organ in South Australia, Pilgrim has become a favourite for many organists around the world. On Sunday August 11, renowned organist Benjamin Sheen will be at the 11am service at Pilgrim Uniting Church. At 3pm he will be playing a recital. Cost: $30 full price ($25 concession, $10 student/under30). Payment at the door or online via TryBooking. Contact:"> or phone: 8212 3295.


Speaker Vannak Anan Prum - Modern Day Slavery

July 30 is the UN World Day Against Trafficking in Persons. Vannak Anan Prum is a Cambodian survivor of human trafficking and modern slavery, and has recently published a book with his illustrations recounting his experiences, The Dead Eye and the Deep Blue Sea. He will be the guest at the 9.30am service on Sunday August 4 at Pilgrim Uniting Church, 12 Flinders St, Adelaide. All welcome.


UnitingSA - Save the date

Help UnitingSA celebrate their centenary with a free sausage sizzle, bouncy castle, footy clinics, live music, games and much more on 19 October, 11:00am – 2.00pm, at Alberton Oval, Port Adelaide Football Club.
Save the date: UnitingSA Birthday Party

UnitingSA will also be unveiling the artwork of accomplished artist and UnitingSA Mental Health Coordinator, Robert Habel, who has created a series of 100 oil paintings commemorating their centenary year. To find out more about the UnitingSA centenary celebrations, click here.


Creation Care Seminar

This ecumenical seminar exploring the theme, "for the beauty of the earth,” will see talks given by Rev Dr Theo McCall, Rev Dr Vicky Balabanski, Rev Dr Graeme Garrett, and Dr Jan Morgan. The seminar will be held from 9:00am on Saturday, 21 September in the Cynthia Poulton Hall at St Peter's Cathedral. It is sponsored by the Anglican Creation Care Network.

Tickets: $12 adult and $8 concession, including morning tea and a Cathedral 150 hessian shopping bag. Book here.


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


Commissioning of Olly Ponsonby

Oliver (Olly) Ponsonby (MOP), Candidate for Deacon within the UCA, has been appointed as a UCA Correctional Services Chaplain, as from 1 August 2019. Olly’s Commissioning Service will be held at Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide, on Sunday, 4 August, at 6:15pm. All are welcome to attend.


Induction of Rev Judi Hartwig

Rev Judy Hartwig will be inducted at Belair UC on 4 August at 2.30pm.


Morialta Uniting Church Quiz Night

As a fundraiser to support the Church and Community Centre Projects, Morialta Uniting Church is hosting a quiz night on Saturday, 24 August, at 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start. BYO nibbles and drinks. Tea & coffee provided. Make up a table (max 8 people) or let us arrange one for you!

Tickets $10 per person from the church office on 8331 9344, or online here.


Regenerating Places of Faith Conference 2019

The third annual Regenerating Places of Faith Conference in Adelaide will continue the ongoing exploration of how church congregations and their neighbourhood communities can be strengthened by adapting church buildings as innovative places to participate in worship and other activities.

Friday, 16 August at Burnside City Uniting Church. More information and registration facilities are on the website here and through the Regenerating Places of Faith Facebook page. Registration $55 includes lunch and more.


Grants SA is now open for 2019/20

Grants SA provides one-off funding for projects that respond to local community needs, and contribute to strong and inclusive communities. In 2019-20, approximately $3 million in funding will be available through the Grants SA program for projects supporting people and/or communities experiencing disadvantage, and volunteers.

More information, including updated funding guidelines and grant opening dates, is available at If you would like to apply, please advise Malcolm Wilson, Grants and Historical Records officer, of your intentions. Malcolm can be contacted on 8236 4206 or">


Other funding sources for community projects:

Australia Post

Australia Post is offering grants for projects that provide positive benefits for the community by helping to expand social and community networks and prevent barriers to participation in community life. Incorporated not-for-profit Australian organisations that provide community benefit are encouraged to apply. Apply for a grant of up to $10,000, grant round closes midnight 4 August 2019 (AEST). Find out more


Sunsuper's Dream of a Better World is offering not-for profit organisations or community groups to deliver programs or initiatives that help create more active and health Australian communities. Apply for a grant of up to $50,000, grant round closes 13 September 2019. Find out more

Creativity Australia

Creativity Australia is offering grants to people or groups who are wanting to start their own With One Voice Choir. Apply for a grant of up $10,000, grant round closes 5pm 30 August 2019. Find out more.

City of Adelaide

Round one of the City of Adelaide’s Community Development Grants opens on Monday, 5 August. Minor grants of up to $10,000 can be applied for in this round, with a similar round scheduled to open on 11 November. There are also quick response grants of up to $2,000 available all year round. Find out more here.

City of Tea Tree Gully

This council's community grants program consists of one-off financial grants for community groups and not-for-profit organisations. Grants are provided for all activities, programs, events and initiatives that provide clear benefits for our community. The next round of community grants will open on Thursday 1 August 2019. View more information here.

City of Holdfast Bay

The current round of 2019-2020 Community Donations Program can now be applied for through SmartyGrants, an online tool. Grants under Arts and Culture, Community Recreation and Wellbeing, and Events and Festivals closes on Wednesday, 31 July. Find out more here.

City of Marion

Round one of the City of Marion Community Grants Program are currently open for application. It will close on Tuesday, 6 August. Grants of up to $5,000 and one per round of up to $10,000 are available with a total pool of $100,000 of funding per financial year. More information here.

Alexandrina Council

Applications for grants up to $3,000 per application are now open and closes on Friday, 9 August. More information is available here.

Barunga West Council

The 2019/20 round of Community Grants have opened on 1 July and will close on Friday, 16 August. A maximum of $5,000 per project is available. More information available here.

Campbelltown City Council

The grant application window for round one of the City of Campbeltown’s Community Grants opened on 1 July and closes on 4 September. Find guidelines and categories on their website here.

Copper Coast Council

The 2019 Community Grants are now open until 16 August for organisations that fall under the Copper Coast Council. Find more information here.

District Council of Elliston

The District Council of Elliston is now seeking applications from community organisations, groups and individuals for projects to be funded under the First Round of its Community Grants Program. Applications must be submitted before 5:00pm Friday 30 August 2019. Find out more here.

Didn’t see your City or Council listed here? Visit their website and search for ‘grants’ to look for information on when their community funding rounds will open, what the criteria is and how much you can apply for.

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