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30th November 2021

Spotlight: Act2

The biggest conversation taking place in the Uniting Church right now is the Act2 project. Act 2 is a whole-of-church process and approach to discerning where God is calling us and how we move boldly and with faith into the future. If you haven’t yet heard about or engaged with Act2, you can find out more at the link below.:

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As we begin the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, a gift card from UnitingWorld's Everything in Common collection is a great way to support women’s leadership in our international partner churches. The gift helps provide training for women in the Pacific.

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Advent Reflections

Following on from the success of their Daily Reflections for Advent in 2020, Gartrell Church is again producing Reflections - for its own community and as a way of virtually walking beside those who are searching for God. The Reflections are posted online daily, and all are invited to share them.

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Closing Celebration

A celebratory church service to acknowledge the work and witness of members of the Wesleyan Methodist Church and the Uniting Church at Moonta Mines will be held on 5th December from 2.00 pm - 3.30 p.m. Special music will be played and the Moderator will also preach. COVID limits apply and masks musts be worn.

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2022 Calendar Orders now available!

The Synod's 2022 Calendar orders are now available. If you have opted to pick your calendar order up from the Synod office in Pirie Street, you can do so from Monday to Friday during normal office hours. Postal orders have been dispatched. Calendar orders can still be placed with details available on the Synod website.

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Postcard orders update

For those congregations that have ordered the 2021 Christmas promotional postcard and/or posters these are also now available for pick-up from the Synod office from Monday to Friday during normal office hours. If you elected to have your postcard/poster order delivered to you, they have now all been dispatched.


Christmas Worship Services

Thank you to those that have provided their Christmas Worship times. As you prepare for the coming Christmas season, please email through your service times to Engagement for inclusion on the Synod website. All other events (other than worship services) should be submitted via the Events form in the usual way.

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Upcoming Events

Please note, many gatherings of people in SA may be further impacted by recent COVID-19 restrictions. The list below is the most up-to-date information available at the time of publication and may be subject to change.

Upcoming events:

  • Christmas by the Sea Community Carols >>>
  • Closing Celebration: HIstoric Moonta Mines Church >>>
  • Nine Lessons and Carols -Victor Harbor >>>
  • The Christmas Story for Children >>>
  • Messy Church msg @ 5 Family Service >>>
  • Newland Community Christmas Concert >>>
  • Family Nativity Play >>>
  • Advent Cafe Church >>>

Want to share your event with the wider Uniting Church in SA? Complete the Events Form here.


Prayer Points

This week we pray for:

  • For all states in Australia as they come to terms with managing the latest COVID variant
  • For the people of the Solomon Islands that peace and harmony will soon be restored
  • For all displaced peoples whether from natural disasters, war or political unrest.



Some of the most exciting and fruitful thought in recent theology can be described as the ‘turn toward participation.’ Religion as participation is a rediscovery of the Perennial Tradition that so many saints and mystics have spoken of in their own ways recognising that we are part of something more.

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