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
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, May 6 & 20, 6-
Art Class: Saturdays, May 9 & 23, 12-
Children’s Activities: Sundays, May 10 and 24. During worship, activities for children.
Food Donations: Sunday, May 10. Donations of non-
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, May 10. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month. Contact Naomi for details.
Informal Lunch: Sunday, May 17. 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.
I recently completed a song lyric begun three years ago. Drawing on psalms 25 and 31 the lyric begins: “Let me not be put to shame.” It’s a song about communication and miscommunication. “Your words were a low humming/ My mind, a rolling wave, washed them away/ ... And the words that fell from my hands/ Lay broken in the backyard with the bricks ...” The final verse stages a panic attack on the part of someone who feels estranged from another, estranged from land, culture and language: “You were born here and you live it/ The country dear to your spirit/ I staggered a long way back from the start/ I reclined close by your side/ I wasn’t ever sure how you’d hear it/ I was deep in a trance, it really took a toll on my heart/ My heart, how hard it tried/ Blood loud in my legs and loud music/ In my arms, numbers tumbling in a drum ...”
One allusion is to Indigenous wisdom, connection to land, the aspiration a day of
justice, respect, understanding (the future of our country depends on it). The biblical
allusion is to the story of Babel/babble (Why can’t there just be one language so
we can all understand?), the aspiration the coming of a “Spirit of truth”, a Spirit
of translation, cross-
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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