News, Notices & Prayer points - 6 February 2019

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News & notices – 6 February 2019

Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 6 February edition of UC e-News. 


Prayer Points for the week

  • For the Synod, as they gather to hear the General Secretary JNC report and recommendation for a new General Secretary
  • For the Moderator-elect process 
  • For the people of Townsville in the midst of flooding
  • Give thanks for the cultural diversity that we share with others and for opportunities to show a  welcoming spirit to migrants
  • For members of Congress and Regional Council as we journey together as a church

An Evening with Jake Mulder – RSVP’s for catering needed

16 February 2019, 7:30pm - 9pm
As those who seek to encourage others in ministry, being aware of up-to-date evidence-based research on how churches are effectively engaging 15-29 year olds can be really helpful. Add to this, an opportunity to hear from, and ask questions, of one of the researchers and the Director of Strategic Initiatives at Fuller Youth Institute, and you’ve got a recipe for a fascinating evening.

Commencing at 7.30pm at Uniting College, this evening is presented by Mission Resourcing and is freely available to anyone working with youth. For catering purposes, RSVP by12 Feb to 8236 4243 or">email Mission Resourcing. For more information, contact Bev Freeman on (08) 8236 4243 or via">email. 

A Year to Empower

A Year to Empower is a 4 day program over 12 months that is consciously and specifically designed with spaciousness in mind for busy lives. With one Saturday dedicated for each session, this unique program, presented by Rev Sarah Williamson, provides a supportive community for women to learn, share and grow together. Spaces are limited. For more information on dates, cost and location, call 0403 172 517 or 0417 848 263,">email, or visit the A Year to Empower website.

Making Church Decisions: Understanding and Responding to Conflict

Terence Corkin (former UCA Assembly General Secretary) and Julia Kuhn Wallace (UMC USA) will facilitate a day long workshop taking participants through skills and resources for dealing with, and understanding conflict. 
The workshop will be held Tuesday 26 February, 10am - 4pm at Adelaide West Uniting Church (312 Sir Donald Bradman Drive, Brooklyn Park). Tickets are $40 per person. Light lunch and refreshments will be supplied to all attendees. If you have dietary restrictions, please list when you register.

For more information about the workshop please email the">Pastoral Relations Team. To purchase tickets to this event, click here.

Life Matters- Hope Valley Program

As a part of the Ageing and Wellness Grants, Hope Valley Church are again presenting the program 'Life Matters' throughout the first quarter of the year. There are several events of interest such as Patchwork, Friendship Circle, Technology Friday and more. To find out more head to their website or download the flyer.

Visit of the Grand Mufti to Noarlunga Uniting Church

A delegation from Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Australia will be visiting Noarlunga Uniting Church on Sunday 10 February. The visit will include a presentation by their Grand Mufti to thank Noarlunga Uniting Church for selling the Hillier Road building to them. The President of the Uniting Church, Dr Deidre Palmer and the South Australian Moderator, Rev Sue Ellis will be in attendance to receive and welcome the Grand Mufti. Lunch is provided afterwards. All members of the Parish Mission are welcome to attend. Service begins at 9.30am, presentation begins at 10.30am and is expected to finish by 11.

Friendship Club

Celebrating 25 years! The Western Link Friendship Club (93 Crittenden Road, Findon) will begin its 2019 programme on Thursday 21 February at 1:30pm with entertainment by the SA Police Dixieland Band. What a way to start off the New Year! Donation $5.00 includes afternoon tea. Everyone is welcome to attend. Enquiries 8445 2332 or 8443 8145.

Twilight Market – registration for stall holders

Noarlunga Uniting Church will be holding a Twilight Market on Saturday 23 February from 4pm – 8pm.  Those wanting to hold a stall need to register before Friday 8 February with Velvy Holden on 0415 728 457 or Don Hopgood on 8186 1782. For more information on holding a stall or on the event please contact Velvy or Don (as listed above) or visit the Noarlunga Uniting Church website. Registering a stall is free but donations would be appreciated.

50th Anniversary of Ordination

Rev Robin Trebilcock was ordained to the ministry on February 24 1969 in the Alexandria Congregational church, South Sydney. The 50th anniversary of his ordination will be celebrated in the South Sydney Uniting Church at 10am on Sunday 24 February and at Port Adelaide Uniting Church (169 Commercial Rd, Port Adelaide) at 9am on Sunday 3 March.

Songs of Faith

A concert of uplifting 'Songs of Faith' featuring your favourite hymns, anthems, and sacred classics presented with the power and beauty of the Metropolitan Male Choir of South Australia. The choir will be performing on Sunday 7 April 2019 at 2pm with an orchestra, Andrew Georg on the organ and mezzo soprano Naomi Heded. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the choirs website or call Lynton Nicholas on 0401 204 634. 


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

KCO: Welcome – A Place to Belong

KCO registrations are currently open and ready to receive registrations for campers and leaders. For more information about the event, click here


UnitingWorld seeks board members with fundraising skills

The UnitingWorld Board is a skill-based body drawn from various sectors of the Uniting Church and beyond which is responsible for the governance of the agency. We’re seeking a person with professional fundraising experience to join the Board. Roles are also open on the Finance, Audit and Risk committee and International Programs committee.

For more information, or to express interest, contact Dr Andrew Glenn by">email.


Life@Death 2019 Exhibition

The 2019 Life@Death exhibition is now in its seventh year. This year's theme is "Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus”. Artists are invited to submit work in response to the theme which explores an act of kindness in the face of injustice. The Life@Death Exhibition will run from Friday 25 January until Sunday 14 April 2019.

For more information or to obtain entry details, please visit the Gallery One website or contact Dieter Engler on 0426 813 538.


Worship Leaders & Pastoral Care Needed in SA Prisons

There is an opportunity for a suitably gifted persons to join the team of workers who lead worship services and provide pastoral care in the state’s prisons.  The positions are all voluntary and bring with them the benefits of fulfilling the request of Jesus that we “visit people in prison.”

There are a number of positions open in both country and metropolitan areas.  Both men and women are welcome to apply.  The services and care are all tailored to the prison and the prisoners.  Workers will receive an introduction to the prison and help with service preparations. Worship leaders will need the skills of public speaking and be willing to use the designated reading for the day.  Pastoral Carers will need pastoral experience and CPE training.

Those interested should email or call Rev Ian Schneider, Principal Chaplain for more details on 8343 0469 or by">email.  


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