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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

This month – March 2015

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 4 & 18, 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, March 14 & 28, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, March 8 and 22. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, March 8. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, March 8. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, March 15. 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.

Lent 1, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
February 22, 2015

Mark 1:9-15

‘Wisdom in the wilderness’

“Abbot Pastor said: There are two things which a monk ought to hate above all, for by hating them he can become free in this world. And a brother asked: What are these things? The elder replied: An easy life and vain glory.”

Today’s homily includes several fourth-century sayings from the desert fathers and mothers believers who, like Jesus, sought Wisdom in the wilderness (beyond imperial Rome, beyond the compromises of state religion, or what we might call “Christendom”).

The twentieth-century monk, Thomas Merton, greatly inspired by their counter-cultural example, sought to learn from them “how to ignore prejudice, defy compulsion and strike out fearlessly into the unknown” (The Wisdom of the Desert, 1960). God be with you …

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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

Ooooby Food Image: Temptation of Jesus (http://st-takla.org/Gallery/Art-Portraits-Paintings/Christian/Artists/M/Mina-Anton/Art/trial.html).