News & notices - 1 November 2017

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Below are the news and notices from congregations, the SA Synod and the wider Uniting Church submitted for the Wednesday 1 November edition of UC e-News.


November Presbytery & Synod meeting

It’s now only three weeks until the November Presbytery & Synod meeting, which will be held at Adelaide West Uniting Church from 23-25 November. Reports and other information continue to be added to the website on a regular basis, and can be accessed here.

Congregations and individuals are also invited to submit proposals for consideration at the meeting. The deadline date for proposal submission is Thursday 9 November. Members are asked to ensure they have returned their Intention to Attend.

For more information, please visit the meeting page here or email


Prayers for safety and peace

With the recent attack in Manhattan, the 600 refugees who remain on Manus Island without power or supplies, the Rohingya crisis, and the many people dealing with the aftermath of natural disasters, there are many people all over the world struggling with loss, trauma and grief. We pray for safety and peace – safety for those who are in dangerous situations, and peace for war torn regions and families torn apart.


2018 calendar – orders close next week!

Orders for the 2018 Uniting Church SA calendar are still open. Online ordering is the preferred process this year – please click here to be taken to the online ordering page. Orders close on Wednesday 8 November at 5pm. For more information, please contact the Communications team on 8236 4230 or email


Christmas service details

All congregations and faith communities are invited to share their Christmas service and event details on the Uniting Church SA website. Please list the service dates, times, locations and titles (e.g. Blue Christmas, Carols Service, etc.) and email them to the Communications team at


Prayers and reflections

Would you like to share prayers and reflections with the wider Uniting Church SA community? New Times online and UC e-News include a “Reflection of the week” published each Wednesday. The Communications team are fortunate to have several writers who have loyally written reflections in the past, including the insightful Linda Sutton who continues to provide us with new reflections on a regular basis.

The Communications team is currently seeking new writers to provide ad hoc or regular reflections and prayers to be published as the “Reflection of the week”. Items connected to current events within the church or wider community, or those that drawn on a particular Bible passage, will be favoured. For more information or to contribute, please email or call 8236 4230.


Armistice Centenary Grants Program

Expressions of interest are sought for the Armistice Centenary Grants Program, which will support local, community-based projects and activities that commemorate the end of World War I, remember Australian service members from all conflicts, and celebrate peace. Grant funding up to $3,000 may be available to organisations with eligible projects. For more information, please click here or contact Kate Ellis’ office on 8269 2433.


Upcoming events

The majority of Uniting Church SA events are listed on the upcoming events list here.

Some of the events coming up this week are:

Check out the full list to see other exciting events happening in the coming weeks! Events can be submitted to the list here.



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

Seeking op shop volunteers

Goodies 2U, the op shop based at Scots Church Adelaide, is seeking volunteers to assist with their day-to-day operations. Tuesdays and Thursdays, morning and afternoon shifts, are available. Goodies 2U wishes to build a welcoming, inclusive environment for outreach in the op shop. All proceeds go towards community assistance. All volunteers are welcome, including those on work-for-the-dole programs. Training will be provided to all volunteers. For more information, please call Elferaan on 0420 844 771.


Ecumenical Lenten resource for 2018

The South Australian Council of Churches’ (SACC) 2018 ecumenical Lenten resource, “A Lenten Pilgrimage to the Heart”, is now available on the SACC website. This resource has been prepared by a team from the SACC’s Community for Ecumenical Learning.


Port Wakefield seeking memorabilia

Port Wakefield Uniting (Methodist) Church will celebrate its 150th Anniversary on Sunday 12 August, 2018. The organising committee is seeking old photos and memorabilia from people with past and present connections to the congregation. The congregation is planning to have a special display on the day, of weddings that have taken place in the Port Wakefield church and would like to hear from anyone with photos of weddings at the church. 

Please contact Dianne Correll (08) 8827 3213 or 0428 273 213 or Jan Higgs 0428 811 015 with information or photos.


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