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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

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Rev. Andrew Collis
Mobile: 0438 719 470

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

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Tuesdays 5:30-6.30pm.

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of our ministries are gratefully received
UCA South Sydney
BSB: 634 634
Acc: 100048727


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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

WELCOME BACK. With the relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions, and the development of safety plans that minimise the risks of transmission, in-person activities are resuming at the church. We welcome participation both in-person and via Zoom. Please be assured of our commitment to maintaining connection, following safety protocols and providing pastoral care. Click here for specific guidelines.

Homily

Easter 5, Year B

Commissioning of Elders
South Sydney Uniting Church
May 2, 2021


John 15:1-8



Far from being an exclusive “guru” figure dispensing eternal wisdom, John’s Jesus invites all who see and hear him to join him in humility as the One who goes to the cross, united with Abba God in redemptive suffering for the world. God be with you …

When I see that someone has found a home in the church (“on the vine”), that someone is finding Christian liturgy and community meaningful and life-giving, I am moved to thanksgiving – I am also pruned, prepared for new life. When I see that someone is finding peace and strength in Christian liturgy and community, I ask myself again why I am a part of it, and the answer seems to come from within, to inspire new patience, respect and reverence for the world around me …

I’m listening to a record by Canadian folk-rock outfit, the Weather Station (aka Tamara Lindeman). Ignorance is a suite of songs already regarded one of 2021’s very best.

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The Weather Station, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of Fat Possum and Next Door