Keen to join a Life Group?

If you are not part of a Life Group and are keen to join one, please let us know by filling out this Google form. Alternately you could print the attached PDF and fill it in manually. Thank you!

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2022 Bible Reading Plan

2022 Bible Reading Plan

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Read more here to find out all the details, and suggestions for how you might take part in this on your own, or with others.

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Subscribe to our YouTube channel

Our YouTube channel is a one-stop-shop for all our worship services, kids sessions (during COVID-19 restrictions) and church video updates.

New videos will appear here as they are uploaded. Subscribe to the channel to be notified of any new content.

Current playlists (groupings of videos) include:

  • CoroUniting Sunday worship - weekly worship services
  • Kids @ home - weekly Kindy Kids and KBG sessions during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
  • mainly music @ home - weekly mainly music session during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
  • Community @ Coro - excerpts from the online worship services during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jun 2020)
  • COVID-19 (Coronavirus) updates - updates from leadership during COVID-19 restrictions (Mar-Jul 2020)
  • Kids Holiday Clubs - videos from our Kids Holiday Clubs
  • Leadership updates (incl. Elders Elections) - miscellaneous leadership updates
  • Pastoral Care and Mental Health - Rev Mark Boyce's 2016 series
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Online Worship - live stream or watch later

If you are unable to join us in person, we would love for you to join our live stream (10am Sunday mornings) or watch later on our various platforms.

Live stream

Engage with others and our online service host as you stream our worship service live at corouniting.online.church:

  • full chat functionality moderated by our service host
  • request online prayer
  • give online
  • engage with various menus and chat prompts

Watch later

Couldn't make the live stream? No worries - watch later on our various platforms once the video has been uploaded (a short while after the service):

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Online Giving via Redde

Redde allows people to easily and quickly make a gift or donation (or pay for an event, eg. church camp, mainly music) from within our web/app or from any browser session.

We acknowledge that giving cash or via envelopes is not always possible. This is a simple alternative and may also suit those with casual work better than setting up a regular amount via EFT.

You will need your credit/debit card and mobile phone (to receive a verification code). This Online Giving platform can be found at corouniting.org/give and on our app via the 'Give' menu option.

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Change in Office Hours

The Church Office hours have recently changed and effective immediately the Church Office will no longer be open on Mondays or Fridays.

The new hours are:

  • 9am-3pm Tuesday-Thursday

with staff and others in at other times as well.

Sue Laycock, our Office Manager, will now be in the office Tuesday to Thursday and no longer on Fridays.

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Historic News for SA PCWs

It's not every day we receive an email with a subject line heralding such significance, but after some heavy weeks for many local schools losing government funding for PCWs, this email came through from SMG late this week:

Dear Support Group members and local churches,
 A great announcement from Michael Chant (CEO) to our partners in school ministry:
“Today we received a phone call from the Minister for Education John Gardner informing us of the very exciting news that the Marshall Liberal Government will, for the first time, provide state funding towards the National School Chaplaincy Program in
South Australian public schools. This has the effect of reversing its earlier decision to remove chaplaincy funding from many SA schools, and provides funding to those schools for the next 3 years.  We are in the process of working through the consequences of this news at this late time of year and we want to assure you that we are working hard to maximise the benefit of this to the schools in your area. Please be patient with us as we contact all the stakeholders. Praise the Lord!”
This is historic news as this is the first time that the State Government has provided partner funding to supplement the NSCP (National Schools Chaplaincy Programme). A significant catalyst to this wonderful outcome is the passionate voices of support from schools, parents and churches. So thank you for speaking up!
If you or those you care about are directly affected and benefited by this news be assured all questions and negotiations will be attended to throughout January 2020 as we correspond with the Department for Education, Schools and Support Groups.
“Pastoral care workers are valuable members of our school communities, and play an important role in supporting the wellbeing of children and young people.” Minister for Education John Gardner, Dec 2019.
Once again, thank you so much for all you do to support the work of Pastoral Care Workers in your community. 
Kind Regards, 
Lorraine Poole
Chaplaincy Services Administrator 
Schools Ministry Group

Praise the Lord indeed!!

If you'd like to know more about our local PCWs, and the main reasons that students access support from their chaplains, have a look at this really interesting flyer that SMG recently published highlighting their incredible role in school communities!

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Communications Team for 2020

Communications Team for 2020

Get involved!

We’re moving to a monthly newssheet in the New Year with the view to a team taking on various avenues of communication in 2020.

This part of our church life is a space for fresh input, and an opportunity for a group of folk with complementary skills to use their creativity to serve in vibrant new ways among us!

Do you—or someone you know– have one or more of these skills: 

  • a way with words
  • managing websites and using CMS
  • enjoy graphic design
  • engaging with social media
  • enjoy connecting with a variety of people
  • want to learn some or any of the above?

We’re looking at training and equipping people to take on these roles, so if you’re a keen learner but lacking in experience this is a great opportunity to add some new tools to your belt (and your resume!).

Please chat to Simon, David or Nicole. We’re excited about where this is heading and look forward to hearing from you!

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Generate Presbytery Nominations

At our AGM on Sunday the 24 November we will be voting for two people to represent us at Generate Presbytery meetings for the next 3 years (until Dec 2023). A Presbytery is one of the inter-related councils of the church within the Uniting Church in SA who oversee the broader missional and pastoral care goals of the that Presbytery.

What is Generate Presbytery?

Generate oversees 115 congregations who have chosen to join it across the state as well as ministry agents in Chaplaincy and other roles. This includes the largest Uniting Churches in SA and some of the smallest. They have remote congregations and faith communities and congregations in urban cultural hubs, traditional and contemporary worship styles and everything in between, all working together to see every congregation strengthened in their mission to their community. Generate holds to an evangelical orthodox understanding of Scripture and the Basis of Union.

The four key goals of Generate Presbytery are:

  • Seeing people come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ
  • Growing passionate disciples
  • Raising courageous leaders for the future of the church
  • Seeing churches planted and renewed

For more information check out the Generate website.

What is the responsibility of the Generate Presbytery Rep?

  • The Presbytery Reps have the responsibility of representing Coro at Presbytery meetings (Probably up to 3 per year).
  • Read papers emailed to you prior to the meeting and vote on various proposals at the meetings.
  • Communicate back to the church and or/council relevant matters of the Presbytery.

Contact Simon is you have more questions.

Process

  1. Please pray and consider who you would like to nominate.
  2. Approach them and ask their permission to be nominated.
  3. Fill out the form and both sign it. Hard copies available at the Welcome desk, or see the accompanying PDF.
  4. Return nomination to the office by Thursday 21 November
  5. Voting will be by secret ballot at the end of the AGM on November 24. Elected nominees will be notified that day, and the congregation notified via e-news and at church the following Sunday.
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