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
‘Behold what is happening’
Last month I spent two weeks in a yurt, a Mongolian tent or hut on a hill in Fitzroy, Melbourne, so I can relate to Peter’s response …
Transfiguration might be my favourite feast day. I love the word “transfiguration” – I love the emphasis on a “showing” that precedes “telling”. I love the questions: What is God showing (ostende) us? What is God showing us in and through the Gospel of Jesus Christ? I love the possibility of our being shown the earth in light of heaven (a liturgical ideal!); I love the possibility of things appearing in a different light; of people appearing in a strange or startling or brilliant or entirely new light …
Something like that happened on the mountaintop (“high” or “thin” place of revelation) for Peter, James and John. It can happen for us, too – it can happen that our sense of what heals and saves us is transfigured, is altered. Sometimes, to see things in even slightly new ways is dazzling.
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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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, February 3 & 17, 6-
Art Class: Saturdays, February 13 & 27, 12-
Children’s Activities: Sundays, February 14 and 28. During worship, activities for children.
Food Donations: Sunday, February 14. Donations of non-
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, February 14. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.
Informal Lunch: Sunday, February 21. 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.