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
The Sermon on the Mount is both inspiring and disturbing. With a gesture toward Moses at Mount Sinai, Jesus interprets Torah for a Galilean people fragmented and hurting. In the Spirit, Jesus addresses us. God be with you …
Beatitude is presented in images of non-
Today’s reading centres on authenticity as integration of word and deed, behaviour and desire; integration of habits and rituals, public and private identities. A perjorative utterance (raca/reca/idiot/fool/nobody/nothing!), Jesus says, reveals a disrespectful heart. Murder and adultery are powered by unchecked anger, objectifying lust. Long-
Authenticity, or integrity, unmasks …
Scholars Norrie and Heather remind us the Greek word “hypocrite” refers to a masked performer. Not to denigrate the noble art of acting (artistic performance entails real courage and honesty), but to emphasise a major theme of the Sermon: authentic faith, authentic faithfulness builds consistency, dependable virtue, safe community, right relationship; authentic faithfulness embodies the wisdom of Sophia herself (freedom “to keep the commandments”), the very wisdom of Jesus who builds a house/church upon the rock of divine love for the world.
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.
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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
Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, February 1, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.
Children's Activities: Sunday, February 2 & 16, 10am. During church services, activities for children.
Gospel Conversation: Sunday, February 2, 12-
Art Class: Saturday, February 8 & 22, 12-
Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, February 9, 12-
Bible Study: Thursday, February 13, 7-
Pastoral Care: Saturday, February 15 for Elders.
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, February 16, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month.
Liturgy Resource / Worship Planning: Sunday, February 16, 12pm at the Church.
Music Jam: Friday, February 21, 3-
Choir Practice: Sunday, February 23, 12-
Children's Activities: Sunday, March 1 & 15, 10am. During church services, activities for children.
Gospel Conversation: Sunday, March 1, 12-
Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, March 7, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.
Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, March 8, 12-
Bible Study: Thursday, March 12, 7-
Art Class: Saturday, March 14 & 28, 12-
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, March 15, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month.
Liturgy Resource / Worship Planning: Sunday, March 15, 12pm at the Church.
Music Jam: Friday, March 20, 3-
Pastoral Care: Saturday, March 21 for Elders.
Choir Practice: Sunday, March 22, 12-