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 […]

29Jun

Looking Back – 100 years ago

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 […]

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