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4 JUNE 2023


Just a reminder that we have a Members Meeting this Sunday after the morning service. The main point of discussion will be around the budget for the coming year.  We would love to have you all there to participate in the discussions around this important.


The SALA Team are looking for some items to use in this year’s SALA Exhibition – if you have any mirrors, picture frames or CDs / DVDs that you no longer need, we would be very happy to take them off your hands  – please see Miranda. Please note, items may not be returnable or useable afterwards.

“Operation Christmas Child” Thanks

Alison Ellis passed on Samaritan’s Purse thanks for those who provided shoeboxes at Christmas time.

“Our sincere thanks to those at Unley Park Baptist Church who packed and sent 17 beautiful shoeboxes to children last year! From South Australia and the Northern Territory, we sent 18,673 shoeboxes to children in the Philippines. They were absolutely thrilled to receive their first ever gift! From Australia we sent and blessed 288,104 children with shoebox gifts.

A container of shoeboxes was also sent along with containers from other countries to bless the Children in Ukraine, where Samaritan’s Purse has established a Field Hospital and sent in medical staff and other needed workers to assist them.

Worldwide in 2022, 10,599,907 children received shoeboxes! They also learned about Jesus and his love for them for the first time, with 4.4 million children enrolled in “The Greatest Journey Programme”. At this point 2.4 million children after completing TGJ, made decisions to follow Jesus! Praise God for this wonderful blessing for these children and their families who are able to attend local Churches that have been built in their areas for the first time!”

Are you interested to help organise this year’s Shoebox appeal? It is a simple, short project. If so, speak with Jason. 

M&M Camp 2023 – Regos are open!

We are excited to announce that registrations for M&M Kids Camp have officially opened!

We recommend that before you do anything else, jump on over and register HERE, as there are a limited number of spots available this year and we’d hate for you to miss out.


This Friday, we’re diving into with Ep 3 in our Youth Alpha series as we explore faith together in our small groups. Fun + food also on the night’s menu!! 

  • Drop off/pick up: UPBC
  • 6:30pm-9pm (including dinner)
  • $5 donation/person (per night or per term – whatever works best for you!)

Upcoming Events + News

  • Next Week: Duck Night @ Glenunga High School…more details to come.


Can you make a soup and bring it in on the morning of the 18th?  Please let Alice or Bronwyn know if you can help.

Plan to stay around after the service and enjoy some yummy soups and time together.

Support Unley High Staff – Morning Tea

On Fri June 9 our local churches will provide morning tea for the Unley High staff.  If you are able to help with morning tea food, please let Jason know.

SAVE THE DATE – Kids Quest 17 JULY

Kids Quest is back! It’s a fun holiday program for 4-11 year old. It will be held on Monday, 17th July as an all-day event (9am-3pm). More information to come!

Family Seminar

“7 Principles for great couples relationships” Seminar – 7.30pm Mon 5 June

Each year our church provides free seminars with quality speakers on themes which build relationship and family capacity. This year our seminar is: “7 Principles for great couples relationships”.

This is a free seminar where experienced relationships therapist Robyn Lingard gives insight for couples to build great relationships. If would be a great event to invite people to.

For further information and to register click here.


We will be hosting a Seniors lunch on Friday 7th July from 12pm.  If you are over the age of retirement and would like to come and share in a special lunch, please let Bronwyn or Alice in the church office know. Cost $20 pp.

6 Week Seminary

6 Week Seminary is happening again!  Our topic this year is The Good Life: Wisdom, Worship and Love – looking at Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Job and Song of Songs. We have a stellar line-up of great lecturers who will take us deeper into these fascinating books. Dates are 19th June 26th June, 3rd July, (2 week break) 24th July, 31st July, August 7th.

You can take part in person – Mondays 7:00pm-9:00pm at UPB, by livestream, or in your own time with recordings. Registrations will be available soon online at the UPB website.

Any questions, ask your Growth Group Facilitator or Miranda.

Dying to know? Rosefield Uniting Church

16 June 10:00am – 30 June  12:30pm

How do we deal with the ever-present fear of our own mortality?  How do mental health experts, cultural leaders and scientist explore the meaning of death and how to live without fear?

Join us in a Cafe style atmosphere where frank and open discussion is encouraged.  Held over 3 sessions, 10 – 12.30pm Fridays June 16, 23 and 30th $20 per person for the 3 sessions (or part thereof).   


During May Mission Month we choose a ‘project’ to support financially.

This year we will raise support for the Indigenous Australian Ministry by partnering with the Aboriginal Berean Community Church and improving their church facilities.

Our support will partner with the Big Week Out (BWO) July Program for the maintenance and improvement of the ABCC site. This facility is used for Sunday worship, church and community mid-week programs. Our Church will contribute towards the materials, BWO will supply the labour.

Our funds will contribute towards:

  • Site clean up and skip bins
  • Site painting maintenance
  • Storage Improvement
  • Electrical Work
  • AV upgrades
  • Light bulb installation
  • Children’s ministry area improvement
  • Signage and Mural installation

To support this project

  • DIRECT DEPOSIT: Direct transfer an amount with the description “MMM”
  • OFFERING BAG: Come prepared to give to the special offering over the next two weekend services.

Upcoming dates:

Sunday 4th June:          Members Meeting

Monday 5th June:         Family Seminar

Sunday 18th June:        Family Service & Soup Lunch

19th June:                     6-Week Seminary

Friday 7th July:            Seniors Luncheon

8-10 July:                     M&M Camp

Friday 14th July:            Big Week Out

Monday 17th July:        Kids Quest!

Sunday 23rd July:         Unley Park Kids Team Meeting


Thank you to those who collected used stamps and placed in the STAMP BOX located on the table just inside the door from the car park.  Your stamps contributed $15,000 to Baptist Missions Australia fund – October to December.  Another significant amount will be sent owing to the January, February and March 2023 sales.  Contact Allan Stanley-Smith for further information 0400150569.


Miranda is interested in hearing from anyone who is currently thinking about joining, starting  or facilitating a growth group in 2023. Some plans are in the pipeline for a few new groups and now is the time to be part of the conversation!

Growth Groups are a vital way of sharing our lives, building relationships, and growing in faith together. Now is a great time to join! We have a wide range of Growth Groups to suit different needs.


  • Young Adults Group – 7pm. Speak to Jason Hoet
  • Monday Men’s Group – 7:30pm. Speak to Kristin Lewis
  • Retirees Group – fortnightly 10:00 am. Speak to Helen Flavel.


  • The 3D’s “Deliberately Digging Deeper” 7:30pm. Speak to Tim Badger
  • Forty Niners – Second of month 1:30pm. Speak to Laurie Lucas
  • Coffee & Connect – First of month 9:30am. Speak to Marg Humphrys
  • Women’s Prayer Group –fortnightly 6:30pm. Speak to Debra Vinecombe


  • Weeknight Women’s Group – 7pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon


  • Men’s Group –fortnightly 7:30pm. Speak to Jason Hoet
  • KYB Women’s Group –fortnightly 9:30am. Speak to Miranda Dixon


  • Saturday Night Live – First Saturday of the month 6pm. Speak to Chris Graves


  • Sunday Women’s Group – 9am. Speak to Tara Kimber
  • Sunday Internationals Group – 10am speak to Alan Stanley-Smith
  • Young Families Group – lunch / afternoon monthly. Speak to Ben Schultz
  • Girls Prayer Group – fortnightly 5:30pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon
  • Junior Girls Prayer Group –fortnightly 4:30pm. Speak to Miranda Dixon

If you are interested in a group, speak to the listed facilitator – they would love to talk with you.

If you are unsure what group might suit you or can’t find the right group, please speak to Miranda.