News, Notices & Prayer points - 4 September 2019

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News & notices – 4 September 2019
Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 4 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 Restructuring Task Groups and the Transitional Presbytery consultative sessions which are continuing into September.
  • For the upcoming Lost/Found Youth Festival, that young adults have a transformative experience and their faith in Christ grows as a result of attending.


State Mission Fellowship Gathering

UCA State Mission Fellowship met at Scots Church Adelaide on Tues 27th July. Rev Anne Hewitt, as guest speaker, shared the journey of ecumenism over the last hundred years, through the beginning of World Council of Churches, National Council of Churches and SACC. Memories were shared about the significant service offered by so many of the people present, through their missional work across our state, with the Christmas Bowl and in support of overseas mission (schools, hospitals, villages and individuals).


Training Session – Reporting Child Abuse and Neglect

A refresher training session for reporting Child Abuse and Neglect is being hosted by Uniting Venues Adare, Wattle Drive, Victor Harbour, next Tuesday 10 September from  1:30 – 4:30pm .
This session is in collaboration with Beyond Limits and Uniting Venues. Please email your intention to attend by COB Monday, 9 September at


Little Women winners

Thanks to all those who entered the draw to win Little Women movie tickets. Congratulations to the winners: John, Geoff, Barb, Mike & Glenys. The winners have all been notified and received their tickets in the mail.


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


SAYCO presents: Lost/Found Youth Festival 

12 October 3-9pm at Adelaide West Uniting Church 
"Everyone wants to know where they stand. We can all feel a little lost in the world. What does it look like to be found? To find where we truly belong? To find home? What does that even look like? And is it even possible for me?"
Lost//Found is a 1 day festival of games, art, food trucks, 3 on 3 basketball, worship, live music, a marketplace and a message about being found from Pastor Mike Wardrop of Encounter Church. $20 per  ticket.
Tickets are now open for youth here and leaders here.


Sally Stamp

Sally Stamp are thankful to all church groups and individuals for sending stamps to the Uniting Church Synod office. Once again, Sally Stamp is seeking more stamps as stocks are getting low. Asking at doctor's surgeries to save their envelopes is worthwhile. Recently the group has helped pay freight for South Pacific School Aid Inc to send pallets of books etc. to Vanuatu. Photos sent back to South Pacific School Aid Inc show children and adults eagerly accepting the shipments. Pick-up of stamps can sometimes be arranged. The committee Convenor is Maxine Haines and she can be contacted by phone: 0427 972417 or email:


World Week for Peace in Palestine and Israel, 15 - 22 September 2019 Worldwide

During this week, which includes the International Day of Prayer for Peace on 21 September, church organisations, congregations, and people of faith are encouraged to bear a common witness by participating in worship services, educational events, and acts of support in favour of peace and justice for Israelis and Palestinians. For more information please visit


Craft Fair & Exhibition

The Blackwood Community Classes presents a craft fair and exhibition on Saturday 9 November – from 9am to 4pm. The fair and exhibition will occur at the Blackwood Uniting Church (The Church at the Roundabout), 266 Main Road, Blackwood. There are handmade crafts for sale, workshops, an art exhibition & community café. For more information, phone Jacqui 8278 7699 or email: or visit


Calling South Australia's nature champions!

Each year, the SA Environment Awards acknowledge South Australians who give their time, expertise and passion on behalf of our precious natural environment. Find out more about the 2019 Awards.and nominate.




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