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
Easter: Ash Wednesday is March 5, with Season of Lent to follow. Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday (April 13) and Easter Day is April 20.
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, March 5 & 19, 6-
Art Class: Saturdays, March 8 and 22, 12-
Children’s Activities: Sundays, March 9 and 24. During worship, activities for children.
Food Donations: Sunday, March 9. Donations of non-
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, March 9. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.
Informal Lunch: Sunday, March 16. 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.
Spirit of the desert,
you drove Jesus
to the edge of the world
to find his truth and calling:
scour our hearts
and awaken our hunger
that freed from empty clinging
we might find ourselves in you;
through Jesus Christ, the Lord of the wilds.
‘The power to choose'’
The Last Temptation of Christ, directed by Martin Scorcese (1988), was met with fervent opposition on the part of some Christians unable to tolerate the thought of Jesus tempted away from his calling as God’s Chosen. Perhaps these were Christians unable to tolerate the thought (visualised in dream sequence) of Jesus as a sexual being – which is another way of saying human being. The film is based on a novel by a Greek Orthodox writer, Nikos Kazantzakis (1960). And this accounts, perhaps, for another intolerance – a Western Christian intolerance for the Eastern Christian doctrine of salvation as divinisation. God be with you ...
I need to say more about that. For Orthodox Christians human beings are saved by a process of divinisation, a being drawn into the Godhead. In Christ, humanity and divinity do not stand/pull apart but inform and infuse one another – the faithful human response of Jesus – the “obedience” of Christ – the faithful response of one reliant on Love alone – reveals both humanity in its depths and divinity in its fullness.
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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