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Updated 18 March 2013

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Below are current documents available on this site. Past documents and those of historical value appear under the Archives button to the left.
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UPCSA May 2014 Directory
Statements on Human Sexuality and Marriage
Manual of Faith and Order
Service Book and Ordinal
Documents related to the call of a minister
Congregation Status Changes
Constitutions of the Associations 
2013 Executive Commission Papers

UPCSA May 2014 Directory

The full UPCSA directory in paper form is published annually. Paper copies are available, but due to the high cost of printing, congregations are encouraged to request the electronic copy which is updated regularly. Contact the Central Office for a CD. Alternatively first phone the Central Office for a download password then clickhere The links work best in Adobe Acrobat reader


Clickhereto go to Finance page    Clickhereto go to Pension Fund page

The Subordinate Standards or Confessional Statements the UPCSA

All documents have been moved to the new website here

Doctrine for ordinationEssential Doctrine for Ordination as a Minister or Elder - revised 2012

Other Confessional Documents

All documents have been moved to the new website here

The Belhar Confession - contents and values approved by the 2010 General Assembly

Manual of Faith and Order 

The changes to the Manual of Faith and Order of the Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa were enacted at Assembly 2013 and are now available. 

Clickherefor the individual chapters OR adobe acrobat pdf iconComplete manual (3500)

Service Book and Ordinal

adobe acrobat pdf icon Order of Worship with Holy Communion
adobe acrobat pdf iconOrder for Reaffirmation of the Baptismal Covenant 
adobe acrobat pdf iconOrder for a Minister's Ordination

Documents related to the call of a minister

Call to a vacant chargeCall to a vacant charge
Call to a vacant chargeOrdination of Minister
docCall to a 'soon-to-be-vacant' charge
docCall to a Colleagueship
Attestation of Call - Designated Minister
Attestation of Call - Session
docEdict of Ordination of Asistant Minister

Congregation Status Changes

Edict of Admission of Congregation from another Church
docCall to Colleagueship
docStatement of intent - nuclear congregation
docStatement of intent - transitional congregation

Constitutions of the Associations

Men's Christian GuildMen's Christian Guild (MCG)
UPWFUniting Presbytyerian Women's Fellowship (UPWF)
Youth FellowshipYouth Fellowship
Youth FellowshipIYZA draft 


docCommission to Presbytery / Synod
docCommissions to Exec-Commission or General Assembly 


2010 General Assembly papers Catechism for Presbyterians - formatted for printing as phamphlet
Ten Questions about BaptismTen Questions on Baptism  - revised 2013 - formatted for printing as phamphlet
Confession of FaithThe Meaning and Challenge of Baptism
Case for Infant BaptismThe Case for Infant Baptism -revised 2013 - formatted for printing as phamphlet
Model for a United ChurchThe Model Constitution for a United Church

Clickhereto order resources from the Central Office on-line

2013 Executive Commission Papers

Executive Commission 2013 Papers, Supplementaries, Proceedings and Decisions. Emails removed
Decisions requre actionDecisions of Excom requiring action and response by Congregations and ministers
Remits Executive Commission 2013Remits from Excom
Decisions Executive Commission 2013Draft decisions of the Excom

Papers from previous years are available under the Archive pagehere

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