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26th October 2021

Synod Expo Update

The next Synod Expo will be held in Millicent this Saturday, October 30th. We again look forward to a day of connecting and sharing, incorporating workshops about Praying the Psalms in disruptive times; Missional use of Property; Healthy Church Councils; Covenanting Together; and Intergenerational Ministry. Book now!

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Presbytery Restructure Review

We are consulting with all the presbyteries and various groups across the Synod about the Presbytery Re-structure Review and value the input of congregations, ministry agents and individuals as to your experience of the restructure. You are invited to participate in the review by completing a survey. 

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2022 Calendar Orders Now Open!

Each year the Uniting Church in SA produces a Calendar with important dates and lectionary readings related to the life of the church. Orders for the 2022 Calendar are now open with 'earlybird' pricing available until the 8th November 2021. Details are available on the Synod website.

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Christmas Postcard Orders Now Open!

Postcards are a great way to inform congregations and your wider local communities about Christmas service times. Postcards and accompanying posters can be ordered from now until the 8th November 2021 with details available on the Synod website.


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Christmas Worship Services

As you prepare for the coming Christmas season, please email through your congregation's service times to Engagement so they can be listed on the 'Uniting Church Christmas Services 2021' page of 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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Event Highlight

Accidental counsellors often find themselves in a counselling role by accident, as a result of conversations or requests from customers, colleagues or others. Facilitated by experienced Lifeline mental health trainers, this workshop provides practical and effective skills to step into the shoes of a counsellor. 

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In Memoriam

It is with deep sadness that the Synod staff share the news that our dear friend and colleague, Suzie Hodson, passed away last Thursday. Suzie has been a valued member of the Financial Services Team since October 2014. She was a trusted ally and friend to many in the Resources Team and the wider Synod team

Her unassuming style, sense of fun and no-fuss attitude will be truly missed. 

Suzie was diagnosed with cancer in April of this year, and despite extensive treatment, she passed away peacefully, with her husband Martin, and children Georgia and Mitchell at her bedside.

May she rest in peace.

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:

  • Facing the Big Questions of 2021: Panel discussion with Sean Gilbert, Mario Trinidad, Vicky Balabbanski, Norm Habel >>>
  • Wimala Presbytery Meeting >>>
  • Service of Remembrance >>>
  • All Saints Day Remembrance Service >>>
  • Tarooki's 60th Celebrations >>>
  • Relax into Christmas >>>
  • Amicus Strings - Live arts at Newland >>>
  • Journeying ... beyond belief >>>

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 Martin, Georgia and Mitchell Hodson at the recent loss of their wife and mother Suzie Hodson
  • For the Synod staff who are grieving the loss of their friend and co-worker Suzie.
  • For all that may be coming to terms with loss and grief at this time.


In the midst of confusion, and the bustling and babbling of life around me, I, too, have cried out in anxiety, then courage, seeking direction, connection, and help. And Jesus heard. My fear, disquiet, confusion, lack of insight and procrastination were resolved. I had to admit when I could not see, nor understand.

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