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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

Advent 1, Year C
South Sydney Uniting Church
November 29, 2015

Psalm 25:1-10; 1 Thessalonians 3:12-4:2; Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

‘It's about hope’

Advent is all about the promise of God that a time of salvation is at hand. A great gift is about to be given. And it will transform life and it will herald the coming of the kindom of peace and justice. Advent, most obviously, is about hope.

However, unlike many social New Year celebrations, Advent has its roots firmly planted in the soil of struggle. Its hope is no blind optimism. It knows the deep darkness, it knows the long waiting, it knows terror and anguish and it cries out, “Come, Jesus!” Come to our world and put right everything that is wrong.

Lutheran theologian Jurgen Moltmann wrote an essay entitled, ‘Why am I a Christian?’. Moltmann talks about his own unique experience of coming to faith as a German soldier in a British Prisoner Of War camp at the end of World War II. He talks about utter desolation … and finding hope there.

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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.

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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Current Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Second Life.

Exhibition: Second Life Artwork: Tree of Jesse Icon (templegallery.com).

This month – December 2015

Orchard Gallery Exhibition: Second Life: Details here.

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, December 2 & 16, 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, December 12 & 26, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, December 13 and 27. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, December 13. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, December 13. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, December 20. 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.