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

Feb 15, 2017

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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Last week was International Women's Day. Rachel reminded us that the theme was "be bold for change" so this Sunday, we held a service lead entirely by women. It was a wonderful celebration of the leadership of women in our church and across the Uniting Church. It was a chance to pray for women across our country and our world who are still struggling against injustice and call for equity, in the church and outside it. It was a chance to reflect on inspiring women in our Biblical Heritage. The reflection was on Ruth chapter 1. Here it is:
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For International Women's Day this year, Dr Jill Tabart reflects on her experience in leadership as the first female President of the Uniting Church in Australia. #IWD2017 “I came into the role of President of the UCA in the mid-90s on the shoulders of some very brave, bold and beautiful women - trailblazers in church and society toward recognition of women’s leadership capacities. There were, of course, initial raised eyebrows amongst some church members, and some of the national Heads of Churches at the time, because I was a woman (and a layperson!). "But I’d stood my ground as a Medical Practitioner for decades before that in my chosen profession (still predominantly male), and I knew that when patients are helped towards healing, the gender of the doctor providing the care becomes immaterial. So some boldness in doing my best in exercising leadership was already ingrained in me! "Similarly in leadership roles in the church – we each are called to use our gifts to the best of our abilities, and where those gifts are recognised by others as matching a leadership role, we honour God by fulfilling that responsibility with confidence. "I’m aware of emerging young leaders in the church today showing much more intrinsic boldness in their poise and self-confidence, and willingness to be accountable for the decisions they make. Perhaps the times, ‘they are a-changing’ at last!

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.