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29 November 2017

UC e-News is the weekly e-newsletter of the Uniting Church in SA. Submit events here and general notices here for inclusion in UC e-News and on the Uniting Church SA website. Items need to be submitted by 10am Wednesday for same day publication. Subscribe to UC e-News here or New Times online here. To subscribe to the Pastoral Note list please email UC e-News.

New Times online

Rallying against nuclear waste
Uniting Church and Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress leaders and members will gather with Indigenous peoples and other members of the community for the Don't Dump on SA Rally this Saturday 2 December. Those gathered at this family-friendly event will protest the Federal Government’s plans to explore establishing a nuclear waste facility at sites in the Kimba and Wallerberdina/Barndioota areas. Read more in the article here.

A gesture of solidarity
On Sunday 26 November, a number of Uniting Churches joined faith communities across Australia to stand in solidarity with refugees and asylum seekers on Manus Island following their forced removal from the decommissioned detention centre. Read more here.

Spotlight on...

Engage Together: intergenerational Advent resource

Engage Together resources are written and produced in partnership across three Uniting Church Synods, including South Australia’s Intergenerational Team. These resources are designed to inspire churches to adapt elements of worship services to be more intergenerational.

A new resource based on the lectionary readings has been created to offer ideas for use during Advent (3-24 December), and on the Sunday following Advent (Sunday 31 December). 

The Engage Together Advent resource is available to download online here.

Event highlight

Ecumenical Advent Prayer Workshop

Saturday 9 December, 10am-3pm // Woodville Uniting Church

Woodville Uniting Church are sponsoring a workshop on the art of listening prayer. How can Christ's ambassadors of grace practice discernment and encourage each other? Please BYO lunch and bring a Bible notebook desire to learn and donation.

For more information, please contact Nicholas Rundle on 0406 011 152 or email ministrysilence@gmail.com

View the full list of upcoming events here - there are lots of Christmas events happening the coming weeks!

Want to share your event with the wider Uniting Church SA? Complete the events form here.

News & notices

Click here to read this week's news & notices for information about:

  • Presbytery and Synod meeting - links to UC e-Updates and Bible studies
  • 2018 Mission & Service Fund - response forms due by Wednesday 20 December
  • Christmas services and events - submit your congregation's Christmas details to Communications
  • and links to upcoming events.

Positions/Placements Vacant

3Dnet Officer - 3Dnet Mission Network (part time, fixed term)

Interstate

Youth Ministry Facilitator / Coordinator - Lighthouse Uniting Church, Geraldton WA (full time, fixed term)

Positions are listed in UC e-News for two consecutive weeks. Read the full list of current positions vacant here.

Placements News is available here.

Reflection of the week

This week's reflection focuses Advent and what Christians mean when they talk about "hope". Read the full reflection here.