Welcome to the Effective Living Centre


The Effective Living Centre (ELC) is an ongoing community engagement project of Christ Church – Wayville Uniting Church, founded in 1998.

Our primary purpose is to promote living effectively in our present time and creating partnerships with members of the wider community who identify with achieving the aims of the ELC.

We seek to enlighten and empower people to take responsibility for advancing our society towards the common good. We are open to all people regardless of any social, political or religious persuasion.

The ELC is a recognised mission centre of Mission Resourcing, Uniting Church SA.

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville

Social Issues Forum – The Housing Crisis

This forum will bring together a panel of experts in various aspects of housing and homelessness, to discuss what is causing the current housing crisis and what we can do about it. Watch this space for further details and booking information. ...

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville

Progressive Christianity Forum – Jenni Hughes – Worship: The progressive edge of theology

Join us on 1 August to hear Rev Jenni Hughes speak about Worship: The progressive edge of theology. Jenni will explore how worship shapes our faith and vice versa. Jenni writes, “Worship shapes our faith, and our faith shapes our worship. Often the first place we articulate a new understanding – whether of God, ourselves,… ...

4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Trinity Sessions
318 Goodwood Road, Clarence Park SA

Hear me roar! – Annual ELC concert

Tickets are now on sale! Hear me roar! the annual Trinity Sessions and Effective Living Centre concert on Sunday 18 August 2024 will have a focus, as the title suggests, on women’s issues – following on from our Concert for Peace, Love and Understanding (2022) and Concert for the Voice (2023). We will have a… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville

Social Issues Forum – The Uniting Church goes Net-zero

The UCSA Synod Climate Action Plan aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions from UCSA sources by 2040. What are the keys to success and what strategies can we use to reach this ambitious target? Come and hear a presentation from the Environmental Action Group and join in the discussion about this important project. Tickets… ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville

Poets Corner with Friendly Street New Poets

Save the date! We will be joined by Megan Ford, Peter Mahoney, Helen Hutton for Poets Corner in September. And don’t forget the opportunity to share your own poem during our open mic session. ...

7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Effective Living Centre
26 King William Road, Wayville

Poets Corner with Mike Riddle

Save the date for our final Poets Corner of the year with Mike Riddle. More information coming soon! ...

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Social Issues: Justice and Equity

Our Social Issues events and activities seek to raise awareness and propose ways forward to respond to matters of inequality, injustice and threats to life on the planet.

Sacred & Creative

Our Sacred and Creative activities aim to foster the arts as a means of enhancing life, exploring spirituality and cultivating the search for meaning.

Progressive Christianity Network SA

Hosted by ELC, the Progressive Christianity Network of South Australia (PCNet SA) aims to bring together those who seek to explore and express a Christian faith relevant to the 21st century.

Wilks Oration

The annual Wilks Oration provides an opportunity for the community to hear from a prominent guest speaker on a current social concern. These events are held in honour of Graham Wilks, a founder of the ELC.

Environmental Action Group

From 2017, the ELC has been invited to act as a centre for the Uniting Church SA Environmental Action Group.

Poets Corner

A group for writers, readers and hearers.
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Seminary of the 3rd Age

The Seminary of the 3rd Age offers persons young and old, of any faith or no faith, the opportunity to explore and reflect on questions of faith and spirituality relevant in the 21st century.

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  • 26 King William Road

    Wayville, SA, 5034

  • Tuesday – Friday

    10:00am to 2:00pm