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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

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Rev. Andrew Collis
Mobile: 0438 719 470

Homily
Outback Sunday / Year in Review
South Sydney Uniting Church
September 17, 2017

Isaiah 42:11; Matthew 3:13 - 4:1

‘Worship, witness and service’

Today we have 100 or so photo slides as part of our Year in Review. The photos have been curated in three groups: Worship, Witness and Service – documenting our congregation’s striving to be the church God calls and empowers us to be. God be with you ...

“Worship, witness and service” is a common way to express the fullness of church as spiritual community, people of God, body of Christ. 

“Worship” describes a praying, praising, singing, meditating community. Loving God with hearts, minds, physical abilities ... loving God and receiving the love of God

Bearing “witness” is about showing love, being love – perhaps even being in love – which, of course, entails many emotions, from silly delight to groaning lament. Witness means living together honestly, graciously, creatively ...

And “service” denotes action – sharing the love of God by taking action for others, by taking risks in the name of love ... taking risks to change things for the better.

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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.

The South Sydney Herald Independent Newspaper

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This month – September

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, September 2, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Children's Activities: Sunday, September 3 & 17, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, September 3, 12-1pm at the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, September 14, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

Art Class: Saturday, September 9 & 23, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, September 10, 12-1pm in the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, September 16 for Elders.

Church Council: Tuesday, September 19, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, September 17, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month and then stay for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a "lunch box" for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated.

Worship Planning: Sunday, September 24, 12-1pm at the Church.


Next month – October

Children's Activities: Sunday, October 1 & 15, 10am. During church services, activities for children.

Gospel Conversation: Sunday, October 1 & 29, 12-1pm at the Church.

Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, October 7, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.

Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, October 8, 12-1pm in the Church.

Bible Study: Thursday, October 12, 7-9pm in the Church Hall. Topic: "Friends and Enemies". A light supper will be served, all welcome! Read More

Art Class: Saturday, October 14 & 28, 12-4pm in the Church Hall. Gold coin donation.

Birthday Celebrations and Informal Lunch: Sunday, October 15, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month and then stay for an informal and affordable lunch. There is a "lunch box" for donations to help facilitate – your contribution is much appreciated.

Church Council: Tuesday, October 17, 6 for 6:30pm at the Church.

Pastoral Care: Saturday, October 21 for Elders.

Worship Planning: Sunday, October 22, 12-1pm at the Church.



Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Fantastic Creatures. Opening, Saturday
August 26, 5-6:30pm

Exhibition: Fantastic Creatures Artwork by Kay Lanzky Jr., “Tree of Life”