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."
All Welcome 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.
Donations in support of our ministries are gratefully received UCA South Sydney BSB: 634 634 Acc: 100048727
Church and hall bookings On Sundays, the church, hall and garden are used exclusively for the worship and ministry activities of South Sydney Uniting Church. From Monday to Saturday we offer our church and hall for the use of others. Read More
WELCOME BACK. With the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, and the development of safety plans that minimise the risks of transmission, in-person activities are resuming at the church. We welcome participation both in-person and via Zoom. Please be assured of our commitment to maintaining connection, following safety protocols and providing pastoral care. Click here for specific guidelines.
Lent 2, Year B South Sydney Uniting Church February 28, 2021
‘Deep-down affirmation of the world’
Who wants to be a follower of a Christ who is willing to endure rather than inflict suffering? Who can watch and pray with such a Christ? Indeed, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is shattered, afraid.
And yet in prayer Jesus discovers another kind of courage and assurance; to go on loving, and to trust the One he calls Abba, despite the darkness of the situation. “Salvation is not making it all better,” writes one theologian. “It is the grace of finding a way to live that keeps faith with the importance of goodness and love …” (Mark Johnston).