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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

This month – December 2014

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 3 & 17, 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 13, 12-4pm. Gold coin donation.

Children’s Activities: Sundays, December 14 and 28. During worship, activities for children.

Food Donations: Sunday, December 14. Donations of non-perishable foods are most  welcome today! Please bring forward during the Offering of the service.

Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, December 14. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.

Informal Lunch: Sunday, December 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.


Homily
Advent 3, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
December 14, 2014

1 Thessalonians 5:16-24; John 1:6-8,19-28

‘Enjoy your calling’

As is often the case, our South Sydney biblical scholars have generated much of what I have to offer in this homily. On Thursday night we met to read and discuss our epistle from 1 Thessalonians - one of the very earliest, if not the earliest, texts of the New Testament. God be with you ...

The key words can help to frame a picture of the early Christian movement. Rejoice always. Pray constantly. Give thanks to the God of peace. Test the prophecies with an eye to goodness. Don't stifle inspiration.

Be joyful. Rejoice in the Saviour. There's exuberance here, sometimes a little confronting, embarrassing. It's a joyfulness reflected in our artwork today - the laughing Jesus laughs with us, and in the face of all that would diminish us, has the last laugh.

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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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Orchard Gallery Exhibition Opening: Saturday December 13, 5-6:30pm.

Artwork: Ralph Kozac, Jesus Laughing, 1976.