SERVICES

Worship Services

All are welcome to attend our Sunday morning worship at Woodside, and to share in morning tea and conversation after the service. Communion is held once a month and Sunday School is available.

Sunday Mornings
9.30am

WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH

The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.

The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.

MISSION & VISION

Mission

‘To share God’s love through word and deed.’

Vision

‘To see a world where all know and share God’s love.’

MEET THE MINISTER & TEAM

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Rev Naomi Rosenberg
Minister

minister@woodside.ucasa.org.au

As a young Christian I imagined myself possibly working for the church as a deaconess, but this dream did not happen as I married young, became a registered nurse and as soon as I graduated I had a family. I have three married children and ten grandchildren. My nursing career spanned 30 years of general nursing and in the later years I specialised in paediatrics and asthma education.

In 2003, I began studying theology with my husband, who was studying to be a Minister of the Word at Parkin Wesley College (SA). After completing our degrees we began our ministry in the southern part of the Yorke Peninsula in 2008. I was placed as a lay pastor assisting my husband in serving in the 10 churches in this area. After working a few months in this role, I attended a Ladies Fellowship Rally and Mrs Kath Stringer (the then SA President) talked on fulfilling your God-given dreams and visions, and this got me thinking about my earlier call (dream or vision) as a young person to be a deaconess (deacon), so that’s when I seriously started praying about a next step in my “faith journey”.

I then decided do a spiritual retreat to seek God on this call to the specified Ministry of Deacon. During this retreat one text that jumped out at me was Esther 4, verse 14: “who knows that you were born for such a time as this”. The light bulb came on and my decision was made clearer.

All my life experiences, up to my current middle age, was God preparing me to the ministry of Deacon. So, in 2010 I was ordained, fulfilling a calling I believe I was born to take.

Why a Deacon you may ask? Well, Deacons are to, encourage people to live the gospel in daily work and recreation, supporting their commitments as servants of Christ, helping to make a positive difference to society, facing issues of justice, fostering peace and showing care, love and compassion to all people no matter what their circumstances.

My second placement was at Sunset Rock Uniting Church, Stirling for three years. Since September 2014 I have been serving at Nairne Uniting Church, and I started with Woodside in March 2016.

Church Council Representatives

ChairmanKim Baddams(08) 8389 9282churchcouncil@woodside.ucasa.org.au *
SecretaryDavid Smith(08) 8389 7258churchcouncil@woodside.ucasa.org.au *
TreasurerJill Smith(08) 8389 7258treasurer@woodside.ucasa.org.au

* Please state in your email subject line, which church councillor your email is intended for. Eg. Att: Chairman.