News, Notices & Prayer points - 31st October 2023

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News & Notices – 31st October 2023

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church for Tuesday, 31st October 2023 edition of UC e-News


Prayer Points

We pray:

  • For an end to the ongoing violence in Palestine and Israel
  • For those in our community who have experienced domestic violence, may they know God’s healing love
  • For those in our community experiencing mental health issues, as we mark the end of Mental Health Awareness month.




2024 Calendars

2024 Uniting Church Calendar orders are now open! But hurry, as early bird pricing ends on the 13th of November. This year's Calendar celebrates food from different congregations, faith communities and organisations all around the Uniting Church in South Australia. We extend our sincere thanks to all those involved who submitted photos for the Calendar this year. If you would like to order the 2024 Calendar, please visit this link:




Limitless Church

Be Strong and Courageous for God (Joshua 1:9)

Wanted!!! … Worship Leaders, Musicians, and Tech Savvy youth and young adults to come on board as ‘Limitless Church’ prepares for launching in 2024, at 4.00 pm on Sundays at Salisbury Uniting Church. Also, the church would appreciate hearing from you if you are interested in starting a kids ministry program alongside the Limitless Church. This initiative is starting from the ground up, so if you feel God calling you into a new church team in Salisbury, come along and join in!

Contact Pastor Justin Gutteridge at Turn on Javascript! or on 0433 181 858 for further information.



Give Away – 40 Stacking Chairs and an office chair

Scots Church Adelaide have 40 stacking chairs and one office chair which need new homes. Do you have a project or group that may need them? Please contact the church and let them know how you could make use of them by emailing: Turn on Javascript!




Being an Intergenerational Church : Practices to Bring the Generations Back Together

On-line Book Launch    November 8 ACDT 7.00pm 

Join with other ministry leaders from around Australia and beyond at the on-line launch of Being an Intergenerational Church: Practices to Bring the Generations Back Together. Connect with the authors, Suzi Farrant and Darren Philip from the Church of Scotland, as they introduce the content, expand on the key themes and answer your questions around being an intergenerational church. For more information and registration, please click here.




Being an Intergenerational Church Papers

Recently the Uniting Church released its vision for an Intergenerational Church, a Church where every generation is engaged together in active discipleship, growing and sharing faith in Jesus, a Church for all ages where faith and discipleship is encouraged, equipped, and expressed intergenerationally. 

Part of an ongoing project, this series of twelve short, free, downloadable papers has emerged to assist the church in being and becoming more intentionally intergenerational. They are available for all those who share the dream of a more intergenerational church – a church comprised of lifelong followers of Jesus, of all ages, caring, praying, celebrating, learning and serving faith-fully together. Titles include…

Intergenerational Discipleship
Intergenerational Worship
Intergenerational Mission
Recommended Reading

Download ALL the papers here




Planting a New Future

UnitingWorld is conducting a campaign to help families in Maluku and Timor-Leste to support communities to grow their own food. UnitingWorld is currently seeking donations to support a project to end hunger in Maluku and Timor-Leste. So far $40,000 has been raised in just over a month, they are halfway to their goal. For further information and to donate click here: Food crisis in Maluku and Timor-Leste (




Care for Creation: A Wellspring and Iona Listening Pilgrimage

The Wellspring Community, Australia and the Iona Community, Scotland are enabling dialogue between First Nations and Celtic voices on the issue of Caring for Creation. The events are taking place on Country from Boorooloo (Perth) to Meanjin (Brisbane), across most states and territories from late September to the end of October. Several Uniting Churches are involved. For all details go to Enquiries to: Turn on Javascript!.




Grant Opportunity

Alexandrina Council Grants Program

The Alexandrina Council Grants Program has opened a round of grants from 1st August 2023 – 30th April 2024 and categories include: Youth Sponsorship Program; Community Events Grant; Heritage Grant; and Creative Community Grant. Information sessions and grant details are available at this link: Alexandrina Grants Program | Alexandrina Council.



COVID-19 Update

All existing directions, frequently asked questions and other information in regards to COVID-19 guidelines can be found here: If you would like further assistance, please contact your presbytery or:

              Sue Page Turn on Javascript! or phone (08) 8236 4217 or 0430 666 959

              Philip Gardner Turn on Javascript! or phone (08) 8236 4268 or 0409 077 076.




Code of Ethics Dates 2023

The dates for both face-to-face and online refreshers of the Code of Ethics in 2023 have now been set as follows:

All ministry agents who are either in placement, awaiting placement or providing supply are expected to complete a refresher session each year.

Bookings for the first 3 courses can be accessed at this link: Events Calendar – Safe Church (

Bookings opening soon:

30 November      Rosefield UC - 1.00pm to 4.00pm.





MediaCom invites your response to the availability of the popular Advent: A Calendar of Devotions 2023

Due to increased freight costs and sourcing from the USA, MediaCom has arranged to print this much-loved resource in Australia. However, this still means the cost is significantly higher than last year. To proceed, and to keep the cost as low as possible, MediaCom needs a guaranteed number of orders before proceeding.

The price will be $39.00 for a pack of 10 + postage and handling.

Please register your interest along with number of packs you would likely order by November 4 to Turn on Javascript!




Clavinova for sale

Yamaha Clavinova CVP-305/30 for sale $1,200 -Has not been used for 10 years.

It was purchased by Newland UCA at Victor Harbor as an interim instrument during rebuilding of the pipe organ and has not been used since. In near new condition.

The price includes the stool and manual. Contact Wayne Colebatch on 0431 663560 or email Turn on Javascript!




Anniversary of 'The Temple,' Henley Beach

Temple worship centre - Henley Fulham UC
214 Military Road, Henley Beach 5022
5 November 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm

You are invited to join the Henley-Fulham Uniting Church as we celebrate the Anniversary -140 years of the (Congregational/Uniting Church) congregation and 100 years of the Henley Beach Temple Building. The Moderator, Rev Peter Morel will be preaching the message.

A lunch will follow in the church hall, and to assist with catering, could those attending please email Bonny at Turn on Javascript! by the 20th October.

Also please advise of any dietary requirements.

Alternatively ring Rev Christa Megaw on 0400 830 483.

A book has been published about the 140 years of the congregation and will be available for sale for $35. Credit card facilities will be available.




Synod Ecumenical Relations Committee (Serc)

SERC is delighted to have presented to the South-West Fleurieu Congregations at the Synod 2023 the Ecumenical Award of $600 and congratulate them on the various activities they are involved in with other denominations in their region. The award is given to a congregation each year that has done most to foster ecumenical relations within their local community and SERC is grateful to the Synod for the continued funding of the Award. SERC is now calling for submissions for the 2024 award, either in writing or electronically which should be received by the secretary, Don Hopgood 19 Ray Ave, Morphett Vale 5162. Turn on Javascript!. No later than April 30th 2024. Use words and pictures (if possible) to make clear what you have undertaken and the measure of your success.




Mighty Magill Christmas Market

Morialta Uniting Church will be holding a Christmas Market and sausage sizzle on 11th November from 9am - 12:00pm. The market will include homemade biscuits, cakes and other gourmet goodies, Gift boxes of love, Christmas gifts and crafts, plants, bric-a-brac, books, and toys. For more information contact Turn on Javascript!


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