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South Sydney Uniting Church is ecumenical (e.g. supporting the National and World Council of Churches) and inclusive,
affirming the gifts of people of all ages, cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations and identities. We seek peace with justice,
and the integrity of creation. We celebrate a service of Word and Sacrament (Eucharist) each Sunday at 10am.

"We acknowledge the traditional owners of this land: the Gadigal people of the Eora nation."

56a Raglan Street
Waterloo NSW 2017

Phone/Fax: 02 9319 1373


Rev. Andrew Collis
Mobile: 0438 719 470

Easter 6, Year C
South Sydney Uniting Church
May 1, 2016

Acts 16:9-15; Revelation 21:10,22 - 22:5; John 14:23-29

‘She Who Inspires Vision’

A fellow runner advised me one time: "Keep your head up and your eyes looking ahead." She explained the importance of runners keeping their vision long. When runners get tired, they tend to drop their shoulders and look down at their feet, she said, which only makes them more tired. "Where you look is where you'll go." Out on the road, prescription sunglasses sliding down my nose, I am often reminded of this, and I think on her words in the light of lections from the Book of Acts, Revelation and John's Gospel. God be with you ...

Paul's vision is about Paul seeing further than his immediate surrounds/assumptions. His vision opens to new opportunities for ministry, new understanding of God's mission, and a new relationship/friendship - with someone called Lydia, a witness and leader ready to begin a congregation in her home. We could also say, then, that Paul's vision leads, in some sections of the church in recent times, to reappraisal of Paul's thought and work, renewed appreciation for the diversity of early Christian faith and ministry, and to renewed calls for the ordination of women (it seems shocking that we still need to mention this).

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The church, hall and garden are accessible by way of paths and ramps. The toilets, sinks and shower, located in the hall, are wheelchair accessible. Please ask if further assistance is required.

The Orchard Gallery (artist run space) invites applications for exhibitions

Local healthy food. Subscribe & Pick Up Right Here At The Church
Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

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This month – May 2016

Prayer Meeting: Heather and Miriam meet at 7.30am in the church most Saturday mornings for prayer. Please let them know if you’d like to join them or have a prayer offered on your behalf.

Wordplay: Thursdays, May 5 & 19, 6-8pm. Creative Writing Group. Club Redfern (2/159 Redfern Street). Phone Adrian on 9690 1427 for more details. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Art Class: Saturdays, May 14 & 28, 12-4pm in church hall. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, Fortnightly. During worship, activities for children. Contact Blair for more details on 0425 297 765.

Evening Prayer: Sunday, May 8, 6-7pm in the church.

Food Donations: Sunday, May 8. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, May 8. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, May 15. Meet after church for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a “lunch box” for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated. Contact Naomi for details.

Orchard Gallery Exhibition Opening: Saturday April 9,
5-6:30pm. Mud, Paper, Glue

Exhibition: Mud, Paper, Glue Design by Jovana Terzic; colour by Noah Patterson