News, Notices & Prayer points - 5 July 2022

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News & Notices – 5 July 2022

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the Synod of South Australia and the wider Uniting Church for Tuesday, 5th July 2022 edition of UC e-News


Prayer Points

We pray:

  • For First Peoples in Australia. We give thanks for their achievements, their resilience, their spirituality and culture. May we all have the courage to 'Get up, stand up, show up' for genuine reconciliation
  • For Rev Peter Morel, newly elected Moderator-Elect of the Synod of South Australia, as he prepares for this important role in the life of the Church
  • For all people struggling to cope with violence, discrimination and persecution.



Synod 2022

The Synod ’22 meeting took place on Friday and Saturday, 24th and 25th June at the Adelaide Hills Convention Centre in Hahndorf.
For a summary of key decisions of the Synod meeting, please download Day 1 and Day 2 emails available at Day 1 and Day 2.




Uniting Church in South Australia elects Rev Peter Morel as Moderator-Elect

During its Synod Meeting on 25th June, 2022 members of the Synod voted Rev Peter Morel as the next Moderator of the Uniting Church in South Australia. He will be Moderator Elect until he is installed as Moderator in 12 months’ time. Read More




NAIDOC Week: Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

NAIDOC Week commenced on Sunday 3 July 2022 and runs until Sunday 10 July 2022.  
The 2022 NAIDOC Week theme calls for all Australians to Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up! To genuinely commit to actions that will achieve institutional, structural, collaborative, and cooperative reforms. Whilst at the same time celebrating Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people that have championed equity and equality for First Peoples over generations. Read More




Intergenerational Ministry Training Opportunities

For leaders (ministers, lay preachers, ministry agents, worship leaders) who are keen to explore more about intergenerational ministry in your church context.

  • A Gospel for All Ages: Zoom Book Launch – July 12 @ 10am AEST
    "A Gospel for All Ages: teaching and preaching with the whole church" will be launched online with author Rev. Dr. Dave Csinos. Dave will encourage your thinking provide practical examples about how preaching of the gospel in the worship context can be more engaging for young and old alike. More information
  • Intergenerate conference - Adelaide - July 25 - day/night sessions
    To create an intimate and personal environment where local people can gather, be inspired, & wrestle through the current questions of how we "Engage All Generations". Messages from international specialists, workshops with local leaders, and glasshouse experiences over meals to explore an intergenerational ministry. Bring your teams. More Information




Food for the Soul

A SALA Exhibition at the Red Dove Cafe ... 

Uniting Church Fellowship and Mission Support (UCFAMS), Red Dove Cafe and the Centre for Music, Liturgy and the Arts (CMLA) are pleased to bring you the 'Food for the Soul Exhibition.' The cafe walls are usually bare except for a large menu board and a few show photos. The aim of this exhibition is to beautify the cafe space and in doing so engage with patrons in ways that describe and promote the resilience of rural people and their lifestyle, and also that embodies spiritual hope to bring wellness and peace to all. 

UCFAMS seeks art-works to place on the walls that may be a point of conversation and a ministry to patrons. More information and how to submit art-works can be found here.




Playford Celebrates 10 years!

Playford Uniting Church will be celebrating 10 years as a Church community. If you have been a part of our story in any way we would love for you to join us at Playford Uniting Church, Corner of Curtis and Douglas Road, Munno Para, for a Celebration Service and Afternoon Tea on Sunday 31st July, 2:30pm - 5:00pm. Please RSVP by 27th July to




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 or phone (08) 8236 4217 or 0430 666 959

              Philip Gardner or phone (08) 8236 4268 or 0409 077 076.




Climate Report: ‘They Shall Inherit the Earth’

A new Climate Report entitled They Shall Inherit the Earth for a new conversation about climate change in Christian communities is available now.

An essential report for all those involved in Church leadership, this study and its findings show:

  • How Christians aged 18-40 years are engaging with climate change
  • What they think about the role of the Church in taking action
  • The attitudes and practices of church leaders towards this issue
  • How we can take steps to heal division and, together, bring a voice of hope.

For details and a social media toolkit please refer to this link:




Yamaha E75 electronic organ for sale

A top of the range Yamaha E75 electronic organ is full sale. It includes two full keyboards, foot-pedals and multiple stops and is in perfect condition with a beautiful tone. Work manuals and two cartons of music books included (deceased estate). $1000 or nearest offer. Contact Janet on 0422 217 486. CDs and vinyl records of organ music also available give away/donation.




Help UnitingWorld create ripples of change

UnitingWorld has launched its annual fundraising drive that can make up to six times the impact for people in poverty thanks to a partnership with the Australian government. Your donation can help UnitingWorld’s church partners provide critical training, employment opportunities, clean water, education and hope to people in India and across Asia, Africa and the Pacific. This is the church at work in the world.

Donate now:




Uniting Conversations: A good climate for change

You are invited to join a public conversation about climate change at Seacliff Uniting Church. The panellists are Ariella Helfgott, Nina Keath and Holger Maier. The date is Sunday, July 3rd at 7.00 pm at Seacliff UC. Register your interest at this link. For more information call 0418 841 476.




2022 Uniting Foundation Grant Round Opens

Congregations, Faith Communities and individuals are invited to apply for funding to assist with missional projects which will build vibrant church communities leading the Church into the future.

The projects need to be able to demonstrate how the missional effectiveness of the applying body will be enhanced. The amount of available funds impacts the Committee’s ability to fund projects. Accordingly, applications need to meet the established criteria. The applying body’s Mission and Service Fund contribution status is also considered when assessing applications.

Property upgrade and maintenance are not eligible for Uniting Foundation funding. An applicant cannot have more than one concurrent active grant.

Please note. Applications close 30th July 2022.

Application forms, eligibility criteria and other related information can be located at

Additional information is available by contacting Malcolm Wilson, Uniting Foundation Manager, Email: and phone: 0414 520 140.




Support Sri Lanka – An Emergency Appeal for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is currently facing its worst economic crisis since independence due to political instability and foreign fund deficit. The people of Sri Lanka are struggling with food and fuel shortages, soaring prices for basic necessities, and a shortage of emergency medical supplies affecting a large number of the citizens around the country. The Lanka Vision Foundation has set up a funding page to assist in this crisis. Donations can be made at this link:




Click here for the News, Notices & Prayer points – 21st June 2022

Check out last week’s UC eNews here to keep you updated.


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