Welcome...

Join us every Sunday for our weekly 9:30am service.

We are a community of faith seeking to live out the radical good news of Jesus. We open up our land, buildings and resources in the heart of town with the hope of creating a 'meeting place' for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church was built for the people of the outback and was inspired by the life works of the Reverend John Flynn.

Follow this link for our other regular activities and groups.

Congregation

Welcome...

Join us every Sunday for our weekly 9:30am service.

We are a community of faith seeking to live out the radical good news of Jesus. We open up our land, buildings and resources in the heart of town with the hope of creating a 'meeting place' for people of diverse cultural backgrounds.

The John Flynn Memorial Uniting Church was built for the people of the outback and was inspired by the life works of the Reverend John Flynn.

Follow this link for our other regular activities and groups.

Adelaide House

Adelaide House

Adelaide House was designed by John Flynn in 1920 and built by the Australian Inland Mission in 1926. One of the earliest buildings in town, this ‘bush nursing hostel’ offered health services and hospitality to those living in the tiny town of Stuart.

Museum features outback nurses stories, Flynn’s story, Pedal Radio invention and passive outback architectural design.

Anangu Connections

Anangu Connections

The relationship between Christian people in the APY lands and the Uniting Church in Alice Springs goes back more than 80 years. It is founded in the history of the church’s involvement with the Ernabella Mission at Pukatja in the Musgrave ranges of South Australia.

Throughout the Northern Synod, urban congregations have entered into partnership relationships with indigenous congregations in their area. Anangu and other First Nations people attend our services on Sunday morning. Components of our service are in both English and Pitjantjatjara.

Meeting Place

Anangu Connections

The Meeting Place: that is what we hope and dream to be. Our land and buildings are located on the Todd Mall in Alice Springs, and many people pass through or stop by on our lawns each day. It is our vision to help people connect: visitors and locals, across cultures and ages; to be the beating heart of our town. In collaboration with volunteers from across the community we run a drop-in centre, an Op Shop, and the Adelaide House tourist centre. In all of these activities we want to welcome people in a safe and inclusive manner, and play our part in helping revitalise the centre of this wonderful town and region.

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Silence is Deafening over Digital Shortwave Radio

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The glaring omission in public discussions following shortwave broadcast termination in Central Australia is a viable alternative, like Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM). DRM is a [&hel

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Dr Steve Bevis reflects on our vision of being a Sanctuary for Travellers

Feb 13, 2017

In this three part series, Steve Bevis reflects on our vision statement as a congregation to be a sanctuary for travellers, a reconciling community, and […]

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Rachel Neary reflects on experiencing God in the hard places

Feb 13, 2017

In late 2016, during Advent, our congregational member Rachel Neary reflected on her experiences working in addressing domestic violence in the NT. In particular, Rachel […]

Steve Bevis interviewed by BillCrewsTV

Feb 13, 2017

In 2016 Steve was interviewed by the Rev. Bill Crews for his online TV channel. They discussed the issues that exist in Central Australia and […]

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This year, Alice Springs Uniting Church will again be hosting our popular “Desert Intensive” and “Spirit Journey” cultural exchange program. The desert intensive program is a 2 night learning and reflection experience in Alice Springs. The program includes opportunities to learn about language, culture, land and spirituality from local Aboriginal elders and reflect on these things as we prepare for the Spirit journey.
The Spirit Journey is a 5 night, 4WD desert journey led by John Cavanagh, an Eastern Arrernte elder and traditional healer, traveling across his ancestral lands. We will travel in a small convoy of 4WD’s meandering through breathtaking East McDonnell Ranges and stopping to experience the deep tranquility and spiritual connections that this remarkable country offers all Australians. John will open the country to us, sharing stories of both the Dreaming and of his families experience growing up and working on land that has been incorporated into settler Australia but which remains Aboriginal. We will sit under the stars, camp in creek beds and around the campfire share our stories and reflect on our experiences. Together we will experience the gift that this land presents to us and find a new sense of community as we travel its ancient paths.
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Spirit Journey

May 27, 2017, 11:00am - June 3, 2017, 2:00pm

This year, Alice Springs Uniting Church will again be hosting our popular “Desert Intensive” and “Spirit Journey” cultural exchange program. The desert intensive program is a 2 night learning and reflection experience in Alice Springs. The program includes opportunities to learn about language, culture, land and spirituality from local Aboriginal elders and reflect on these things as we prepare for the Spirit journey. The Spirit Journey is a 5 night, 4WD desert journey led by John Cavanagh, an Eastern Arrernte elder and traditional healer, traveling across his ancestral lands. We will travel in a small convoy of 4WD’s meandering through breathtaking East McDonnell Ranges and stopping to experience the deep tranquility and spiritual connections that this remarkable country offers all Australians. John will open the country to us, sharing stories of both the Dreaming and of his families experience growing up and working on land that has been incorporated into settler Australia but which remains Aboriginal. We will sit under the stars, camp in creek beds and around the campfire share our stories and reflect on our experiences. Together we will experience the gift that this land presents to us and find a new sense of community as we travel its ancient paths.

Facts & Figures

  • 2,500 Uniting Church congregations across Australia each week
  • 777 Congregation 2016
  • 3120 Sundays since Church opened
  • 1 Number of persons it takes to bring god into your life.