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 Wednesday of the month (except January) at 7.45pm during summer and every Third Thursday at 9.45am during winter.  Every Fifth Wednesday of the month is a “Bonus Night”.

FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM 2017

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

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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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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 MISSION PROJECTS TEAM!

We would like to thank you all for the support and generosity you have given for 2016.  A total of $3660 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, who raised a best ever total of $1210. We so much appreciate this wonderful service you offer to Mission Projects each year.

MISSION PROJECTS FOR 2017

Tuvalu:
This island is being impacted by climate change and suffering from severe drought, destructive storms, salt in the water table, changes in water temperature and spiritual crisis fearing God has abandoned them.
The future of the island is uncertain as 80% of houses lie between 1.5-2m above sea level. Many experts believe that Tuvalu will be uninhabitable within 50 years.
United World is funding a coordinator to help people learn from each other with expert guidance, running workshops from a Christian perspective to assist people to discern what God is saying about land, identity and responding to cataclysmic change.  Resourcing communities to adapt, reduce risk and keep preparing for the consequences of climate change.  This will involve sea wall construction, planting methods and waste management.
Zimbabwe
Livelihood initiatives projects that support families to supplement income so that they can support orphaned children.  One million children in Zimbabwe are orphaned by AIDS.  Communities that are left to support these children are mostly very poor

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Uniting Aboriginal and Islander Christian Congress is our third project.

For more information about international mission from Uniting World please click here.

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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 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.

Another group has recently started playing on Thursday mornings at the Church courts, commencing 10.30 & finishing around 12.30

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