E-News edition 16 January 2019 from South Australian Council of Churches
SA Council of Churches

Relationships, Renewal and Reform
on the Ecumenical Journey

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For Prayer, Reflection...

…love beyond anything we can grasp or comprehend
love without limit and without end
love that is unearned and unearnable
love that has within it the ever-present possibility of forgiveness, healing, of new beginnings
love that is for all, yet leans especially towards the despised, the broken, the forgotten
love that holds each one of us, even when – especially when - we can no longer hold anything
love that broke its own silence, that uttered its own Word,
that came among us full of grace and truth…
[from a Christmas card]

SACC Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer Appointment
I am pleased to let you know that Reverend Anne Hewitt has accepted the offer of appointment as SACC Ecumenical Facilitator/Executive Officer.
Anne’s appointment is the result of a recruitment process late last year, which included interviews with a number of applicants, all of whom demonstrated a strong ecumenical disposition expressed through their past experience and current engagement in ministry and their understanding of the role.  
I am confident that Anne will bring many gifts to this role as we continue the journey in unity in Christ, and I invite your prayers as she prepares for her ministry with SACC.
Anne will commence on Tuesday 29 January 2019.  A brief introduction to Anne is available here, and copy of the EF/EO Position Description is also available at http://www.sacc.asn.au/_data/EFEOPD.pdf.
Your sincerely in Christ,
Marie Loller
President of SA Council of Churches
WCC General Secretary
The Moderator of the World Council of Churches Dr Agnes Abuom has written to Member Churches to solicit nominations for the WCC's next General Secretary.  Current General Secretary, Rev. Dr Olav Fykse Tveit, has indicated he will not be seeking a third term. A Search Committee was elected by the WCC Central Committee and had its first organising meeting in November 2018.  The deadline for submitting an application with the nomination form from the member church is 1 May 2019.

Promotion & Fundraising Officer: L'Arche Adelaide
L'Arche Adelaide seeks  part-time, volunteer Promotion & Fundraising Officer to bolster funding base prior to activating first community home. Position includes promotion & networking across disability and church sectors, organising fundraising events, regular contact with Board. Position initially for 12 month period commencing January 2019. Honorarium  offered to cover expenses.
Interested? Contact Rev Dr Trevor Whitney, M: 0403 711 653 e: ltwhitney@adam.com.au
L'Arche Adelaide is part of an international federation of faith communities where people with & without intellectual disability share life together.
An Invitation: Celebrating the Journey Together and Farewell to Geraldine Hawkes
The President and Executive of the South Australian Council of Churches, invites you to a Celebration of the Journey Together and an opportunity to farewell Geraldine Hawkes as she moves on from the position of Ecumenical Facilitator/ Executive Officer.
To be held Thursday 31 January 2019, 4.30pm—6pm, at St Francis Xavier Cathedral Hall, Wakefield Street Adelaide.  Please RSVP to Melanie by Wednesday 23 January 2019, [ sacc@picknowl.com.au or Ph: 08 8215 0300]. More information here.

Apology Breakfast - Reconciliation SA
Wednesday, 13 February, 7-9am, at Adelaide Convention Centre.
Presenting Jack Charles.  A member of the Stolen Generations, Uncle Jack Charles is an actor, musician, potter and gifted performer and is acknowledged as the grandfather of Aboriginal theatre in Australia. Tickets: www.trybooking.com/ZOWR

Please note: the above may include some items from organisations other than from the Member Churches of SA Council of Churches. We include them in good faith, trusting that they will be of interest to you and your networks as we journey towards greater recognition of our unity in Christ.

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Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Adelaide www.adelaideanglicans.com
Anglican Church of Australia, Diocese of Willochra www.diowillochra.org.au
Catholic Archdiocese of Adelaide www.adelaide.catholic.org.au
Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie www.pp.catholic.org.au
Churches of Christ in SA/NT www.churchesofchrist-sa.org.au
Coptic Orthodox Church-Diocese of Melbourne and Affiliated Regions www.melbcopts.org.au
Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia – District of SA and NT www.greekorthodox.org.au
Lutheran Church of Australia - SA/NT District www.sa.lca.org.au
Religious Society of Friends SA/NT Regional Meeting www.quakers.org.au
Romanian Orthodox Episcopate of Australia and New Zealand – SA Parish www.roeanz.com.au
Salvation Army South Australia Division www.salvationarmy.org.au/sa
St Urael Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahdo Church in South Australia Inc.
Uniting Church SA www.sa.uca.org.au


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World Council of Churches www.oikoumene.org

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