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
‘Zacchaeus was a wee little man’
“You love everything that exists
And you don’t hate anything you have created …”
“You save all things because they are yours, O God …”
Words from the book of Wisdom, a book, as Protestants, we don’t often open and read – a book we call apocryphal, or hidden away, texts of uncertain authenticity in the eyes of 16th-
And yet, texts making something of a comeback in ecumenical, postmodern and feminist circles – Wisdom reclaimed as the feminine figure of divine life animating all that is good in the world and in human histories and cultures. God be with you …
We might say, both affirming and overturning the apocryphal status of such texts, that Wisdom is indeed hidden away – we might say, as did the early Christians, Paul included, that Wisdom is hidden away in the very life of Christ – in the manger, upon the cross, within a small group of believers in a Christ crucified – in a small group of resisters, pacifists, dreamers, evangelists, egalitarian/communitarian poets, prophets and martyrs in a distant corner of the Empire.
My interest in Wisdom has led me, via a search of the worldwide web, to another corner, to a little-
The traditional story is this: The entire world rests on the merits of 36 anonymous righteous persons living in each generation. These hidden saints, called in Yiddish, lamed vov-
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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Wordplay Poetry Group: Saturday, November 2, 12pm meet at the Church. Bring along a favourite piece of writing and/or something you’ve written. All welcome.
Children's Activities: Sunday, November 3 & 17, 10am. During church services, activities for children.
Gospel Conversation: Sunday, November 3, 12-
Art Class: Saturday, November 9 & 23, 12-
Contemplation/Meditation: Sunday, November 10, 12-
Bible Study: Thursday, November 14, 7-
Music Jam: Friday, November 15, 3-
Pastoral Care: Saturday, November 16 for Elders.
Birthday Celebrations: Sunday, November 17, following the church service. After church during morning tea enjoy cake and celebrate with everyone having a birthday this month.
Liturgy Resource / Worship Planning: Sunday, November 17, 12pm at the Church.
Choir Practice: Sunday, November 24, 12-