From the ‘South Australian Methodist’ – 11 November 1947 70 years ago Plympton Methodist Church was getting ready to celebrate its centenary… Now known as All Saints Uniting Church regular worship (and many other groups) still happen at the site. Happy 170th anniversary!
From the South Australian Methodist – 03 November 1967 Dowlingville Uniting (then Methodist) Church was built in 1879, so 50 years ago would have celebrated its 88th birthday. Another 50 years on, and the church still has regular worship services attended by people from the surrounding farming communities (some of whom are descendants of the […]
> From The South Australian Methodist – 20 October, 1957 Sixty years ago the Spicer Uniting Church (then Methodist) Sunday School celebrated its 74th anniversary.
From The South Australian Methodist – 13 October, 1957 Times have changed – in 1957, the state Methodist Conference had papers and proceedings published in a bound book. Now, as we get ready for the SA Presbytery & Synod meeting next month, we will be downloading our papers from the Synod website, and most of […]
From The South Australian Methodist – Friday 4 October 1957… 60 years ago, Naracoorte Uniting Church (then Methodist) were getting ready to move into their brand new building. The photos are from documents in the History Centre’s collection – the ‘new’ church shown in the early 1960s from a Stewardship information […]
From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – July 28, 1916 A snippet from the report of the Gawler Circuit Quarterly meeting (held on July 1) “Number of members, 431 full, 36 junior… Sunday schools were reported on as satisfactory, special mention being made of Williamstown and Gawler West, the latter school being in need of increased […]
From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 21, 1916… A poem from the Rev. O. Lake (seemingly inspired by Acts 26:12-13 and his own conversion) “To my distracted life there came a calm Like that upon the sea at Christ’s rebuke; I seemed to breathe the sunshine, all the world Was changed to share the rapturous […]
From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 14, 1916… A report from the Conference Executive on Evangelism “The Conference Executive, at is meeting on Friday evening last, decided upon an AUGUST EVANGELISTIC MISSION, along the following lines :- (1) That during the month of August all our Sunday evening services be made distinctly Gospel services, […]
From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – July 7, 1916… Letters from the Front “Smith Street in Egypt.” by Chaplain Rev. T. C. Rentoul Captain Gault and I are in neighbouring training battalions in this great canvas city. We unite as far as possible in our work, and our combined efforts are being blessed. In order […]
From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – front page, June 30 1916… (so the language is not what we would use today) “The Bible leads its student into God’s great out-of-doors. It enables him to find the symbols of spiritual truths in things material. The works of God and the word of god are interpretative of […]