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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

This month – September 2014

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: Wednesdays, September 3 & 17, 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, September 13 and 27, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, September 14 and 28. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, September 14. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, September 14. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, September 21. 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.

God, our Creator, whose glory fills our planet,

help us to discern your vibrant presence among us,

especially in the riches of our rivers.

Help us empathise with your river creatures who are suffering.

Lift our spirits to rejoice with the vibrant world of the rivers.

We ask this in the name of Christ,

who reconciles and renews all things in creation.


Homily by
Rev. Dorothy McRae-McMahon
Celebrating The Outback,  Year A
South Sydney Uniting Church
September 21, 2014

Romans 8:18-27; Matthew 3:14-4:1

‘The Outback’

As part of our commitment to celebrating creation this month, today we are focussing on the Outback the wonder and grandeur of special parts of the land on which we live. I suspect there is nothing like this land anywhere else on earth and I say this as one who has visited the deserts of Africa all very amazing but nothing like the colour and endless beauty of our own outback country.

Nowhere else would you see something like Uluru in the centre of this wide red land and the smooth sands stretching out towards the horizons.

I remember when Ali and I were travelling from Katherine to Kakadu (with me, the “lead-foot” enjoying driving really fast on the straight road without any speed limits!) She suggested that we stop and simply experience the silence and beauty.

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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

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Help support Weave Youth & Community Services by sponsoring the recent Run by the Ravens.

Artwork: Helen McCarthy Tyalmuty, Ngalgin - Creation Story (http://www.japingka.com.au/collections/daly-river).