11Apr

Looking back – 100 years ago… Curramulka

From the Australian Christian Commonwealth – 12 April 1918… Celebrating the anniversary of the new church building at Curramulka (Yorke Peninsula). The brief news snippet suggests this was the 6th anniversary of the new building. Looking back a little further, would suggest that the first services (and the first building) for the Curramulka Methodist Church (now […]

04Apr

Looking Back… 100 years ago – Gawler

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 5 April 1918… A special news article honouring the retiring choir leader at Tod Street Methodist Church (now Gawler Uniting Church). Mr Phillip Cheek had been the conductor of the church choir for 55 years (and a member of the choir for 5 years before that as well). He was […]

21Feb

Looking back… 100 years ago

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth—22 February 1918. The South Australian Methodist Conference was apparently drawing near. Other articles in this edition of the paper suggest preparations for the conference were well underway. This advertisement on the front page wants to make sure all representatives (ministry and lay) are dressed appropriately for the event. It is […]

13Dec

Looking back… 100 years ago – keeping cool in a SA summer

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth’ – 7 December 1917… One hundred years ago last week, the paper published advice on how to keep cool in hot weather. The article provided some interesting advice on how to keep cool – including bathing as often as possible (at least twice a day), and wearing “just as little […]

06Dec

Looking back… 100 years ago – Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church

From The Australian Christian Commonwealth – 7 December 1917… News of the celebration of the recent 3rd anniversary of the Rose Park Methodist Church now Gartrell Memorial Uniting Church Congratulations on your recent church anniversary 100 years on

28Nov

Looking Back… 100 years ago – Peterborough Uniting Church

From ‘The Australian Christian Commonwealth‘ – 30 November 1917… News of the celebration of the recent anniversary of the Petersburg Methodist Church. In July 1918, Petersburg became Peterborough when the South Australian Government changed names of many German sounding places. The Uniting Church still has an active congregation in Peterborough (http://peterborough.ucasa.org.au). Happy Anniversary Peterborough 

28Jul

Looking back… 100 years ago – Gawler Methodist Circuit

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 […]

21Jul

Looking back… 100 years ago

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 […]

14Jul

Looking Back… 100 years ago

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, […]

07Jul

Looking back – 100 years ago

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 […]

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