IMG_6339Fellowship Group

Wanting to relax, wind down?  Have a breather?

IMG_6338Anyone, (men and ladies these days), is very welcome to come to Fellowship which meets in the church hall every  Third Thursday at 9.45am. 

Every Fifth Wednesday of the month is a “Bonus Night”.

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Contact the church office for more information!

Social Justice Mission Ministry Team

Members of the Social Justice Mission Ministry Team (SJMMT) work to promote and advocate the ideals of social justice within our church family, and the wider community. This is in response to Christ’s call to stand with the powerless and marginalised and to care for the creation in a responsible and sustainable way.

We promote

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which is about better prices, decent working conditions, local sustainability, and fair terms of trade for farmers and workers in the developing world.

 

How you can help: You can help by purchasing free trade goods and asking your supermarket to stock them.

 

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Each year on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day Services and on any Sunday during January a closing offering is taken up. Envelopes are also distributed. We provide volunteers for the Christmas Bowl Street Appeal.

We support and advocate

Refugee Week Kids don’t belong in detention centres

Refugee Week
Kids don’t belong in detention centres

 

A Refugee’s or Asylum Seeker’s right to a just treatment under law and for Australia to accept its responsibilities as a signatory to the UN Refugee Convention. We are particularly concerned about mandatory detention of children in detention and that the policy of turning back boats only prevents entry to Australia, rather than provide a just outcome for those seeking shelter – it merely shifts the responsibility of care to our neighbors.

 

 

 


Human Rights

Social Justice Forum Sunday 5 July

Social Justice Forum Sunday 5 July

is a major issue in Australia. SJMMT hosts forums and discussion groups to help inform people so that they can make a reasoned decision about the need to enshrine human rights in law.

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Reconciliation and Recognise are important issues in bridging the gulf that exists between the original peoples of Australia and those who have arrived over the last 3 centuries. We observe Reconciliation Sunday and promote public awareness of issues relating to Aboriginal culture and life, such as the Recognise Movement.

Interfaith relations and understanding are as important as ecumenical discussions in helping each of us to understand our own traditions and culture, as well as the traditions and culture of others. We promote interfaith and ecumenical understanding by hosting public forums and inviting representatives of other faiths to come and share their traditions and belief systems with us.

How you can help

If there are any social justice issues you want to know about, or an issue you feel should be promoted or investigated, please contact us at office@morialtauca.org.au or telephone 8331 3241.

Links:

Uniting Justice Australia

UCA Assembly media releases

Professor Bob Douglas
Talk presented at Morialta UCA on Saturday 8 October
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Beyond Morialta Mission Projects

We work in partnership with Uniting World who are committed to connecting church communities and people world wide to partner in God’s mission with International partner churches.

 FUNDRAISING
Everyone is welcome to come to our fundraising events and keep in mind the many ways in which you can help us support our mission projects

  • Pot Luck Teas are held on the last Sunday of the month, 4:45pm – 7:30pm where we share a meal followed by a talk about the travel experiences of our guest speaker.
  • At Congregational meetings we provide Muffin Morning Tea,with proceeds to benefit Mission funds.
  • Please collect a mission can from the church foyer in which to put your loose change.
  • On Mission Sunday this year there will be an additional offering which will go towards our mission projects.
  • Come along on the Saturday before Mothers Day, and support our Netball Teams and while you’re there buy a cake and/or some flowers! The Netball Teams run the stall to raise funds for mission projects. You may like to bake a cake to donate.

THANK YOU FROM THE BEYOND MORIALTA MISSION PROJECTS TEAM!

We would like to thank you all for the support and generosity you have given for 2017.  A total of $3153 was raised and distributed to the three projects we have supported: Irisan Project in the Philippines; Sturt Parkin Patrol (Frontier Services); and Women’s Leadership in the Pacific.

A particular thank you to the Morialta Netball Club, for their contribution from their Mothers Day cake stall. We so much appreciate this wonderful service you offer to Mission Projects each year.

BEYOND MORIALTA MISSION PROJECTS FOR 2018

We plan to support the Northern Suburbs Dinka Speaking Faith Community. This community is led by Rev. Amel Manyon, the first Sudanese person to be trained and ordained as a Minister of the Word in the Uniting Church. Many in this faith community have refugee backgrounds and are finding a place of support, hope and worship within this community.  Worship is in the Dinka language as well as some Arabic and English.  This community serves a growing South Sudanese population at their new premises at St. Stephens Uniting Church at Elizabeth North.  We would like to assist them in their task of refurbishing St. Stephens and supporting the ministry there.

The second project, from Uniting World, is Milne Bay Papua.  We assisted with a project here several years ago when a clean water supply was needed for the people there.  Uniting World has advised the following re Papua.  “For almost 20 years the United Church in PNG has been providing water tanks, gravity fed systems and taps close to homes. But hardware wasn’t enough.  People’s behaviour needs to change. The “Rait Mama” campaign in Milne Bay targets women as change agents who encourage their families and community to wash their hands with soap, taking care with food preparation and toilet use.  Finally we‘re seeing a decrease in water-borne disease as a result of the campaign.”  We consider this to complete our interest in providing clean water and a healthy environment for the people of Milne Bay.

Uniting World has asked us to support Community Health and Nutrition in Timor Leste.  This area has one of the highest children’s malnutrition rates in the world. The major cause of death here is tuberculosis and diarrhoea is the sixth leading cause.  Uniting World are supporting their partner church to provide health and nutrition education as well as access to clean water, latrines and healthy food.

 

Faith Education

Gateways  Group
Do you have any questions about faith?

Do you want to explore these issues with others?

“Gateways” is a group within Morialta Uniting Church which provides an opportunity to explore issues of faith in a safe and welcoming environment.

The group, which meets on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month offers friendship, acceptance and encouragement as, through books, DVD’s and discussion we explore ideas and challenges of contemporary Christian scholars.

Come and see!

For further information please contact office@morialtauca.org.au

Please contact the office or our minister if you are wanting to know more about any of these possibilities, or if you would like to talk about faith education in general.

Children and Youth

muc childrenMorialta Uniting Church has a regular Sunday program for children & youth during school term times.  Children come to 9.30am worship and go out to their own programs after a short time.

We also take part in a number of Uniting Church programs such as: KUCA Campout & SAYCO

Netball

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“Morialta has a very friendly netball club.  The people are always helpful and it is fun to be there. We like playing for Morialta because we enjoy catching up with friends and it is not overly competitive.

We really like how proud we feel when they announce our results and how we played in church on Sunday and when everyone asks us how the season is going.

Morialta Uniting Netball Club is special because it is run by friends and family, and is netball 24052015-Development Squadvery community based. Everyone there knows everyone else and people are always saying hello. At the club home games, it is fun to help out in the canteen and sell yummy food and drinks to team mates and the other visiting teams and their supporters.

The main thing we love about Morialta Uniting Netball Club is how everyone there helps us to develop and improve our skills.”

Georgia and Kathryn

Our netball club caters for players aged 5 to adult in the
South Australian United Churches Netball Association.

We have summer and winter competitions with experienced coaches and umpires.  Uniform costs and registration fees are comparatively low.

For more information visit http://morialtanetball.com Or contact
Jude Johnson at Morialtanetball@internode.on.net
Or call 0417 881 036

Social Tennis

Rob TennisAnyone for Tennis?

The Tennis Group continues to play each Saturday over in Kensington Gardens from April 7, while the courts at the Church are used for Netball.  Court 6 on the Parade next to the Kindy is where you will find us weather permitting.  Attendances are good on a regular basis & rostered afternoon duties makes for a pleasant & relaxing afternoon.

For further enquiries contact Rob Cheel (0438 337480) or the church office (8331 9344)