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16th November 2021

Synod Expo - Have your say!

The recent round of Synod Expos were well-received by congregations. We now seek your input as to your experience of the expos. The survey will remain open till COB, Monday, 22nd November, 2021. If you would like to provide your feedback, it will take about 10 minutes to complete.

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2022 Stipends Update

The latest edition of the Dollars and Sense enews was sent out last week from the Resources team. Since that edition was published, there has been an update to the 2022 Stipends information that will be important for congregations to be aware of as they set their budgets for 2022.

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Community Connections Program

Uniting Communities is one of the lead organisations that can support you to connect with the most appropriate Community Connections Partner. Community Connections supports people to increase their independence in the home and to build stronger social and community connections. 

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2022 Calendar Orders

The Synod's 2022 Calendar features more than 20 art-works, including the theological inspiration behind each piece. Although the early-bird pricing period has closed, Calendar orders can still be placed online and are priced at $10 per Calendar. Details are available on the Synod website.

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Event Highlight

The Morialta Uniting Church and Community Centre will be hosting its 'Mighty Magill Christmas Market & Exhibition,' this Saturday, 20th November from 9.00 am to 2.00 pm at 26 Chapel Street, Magill. The market will include Christmas goodies, books, gifts and crafts, plants, bric-a-brac and a sausage sizzle.

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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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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:

  • Circle of Friends >>>
  • Mighty Magill Christmas Market & Exhibition >>>
  • Relax into Christmas >>>
  • Amicus Strings - Live arts at Newland >>>
  • Double Act: Robin & Dorothy Mann and Sue Baker >>>
  • Journeying ... beyond belief >>>
  • Poets Corner with Martin Christmas >>>
  • Palestine Israel Ecumenical Network - Cuisine & Culture in Conversation >>>
  • 16 Days against Sexual and Gender-Based Violence >>>
  • Gingerbread Event >>>
  • Payneham Road Uniting Church Organ Concert >>>
  • Cutting of the Ties >>>

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 rural and remote communities as borders re-open
  • For our Bush Chaplains in supporting rural communities
  • For all people to have access to vaccines and on-going healthcare support.



Jesus’ message of ‘full and final participation’ was periodically enjoyed and taught by many unknown saints and mystics. It must be admitted, though, that the vast majority of Christians made Christianity into a set of morals and rituals instead of an all-embracing mysticism of the present moment. 

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