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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


Church and hall bookings
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

Lent 2, Year B
South Sydney Uniting Church
February 28, 2021

 Mark 8:31-38

‘Deep-down affirmation of the world’


 Who wants to be a follower of a Christ who is willing to endure rather than inflict suffering? Who can watch and pray with such a Christ? Indeed, in the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus is shattered, afraid.

 And yet in prayer Jesus discovers another kind of courage and assurance; to go on loving, and to trust the One he calls Abba, despite the darkness of the situation. “Salvation is not making it all better,” writes one theologian. “It is the grace of finding a way to live that keeps faith with the importance of goodness and love …” (Mark Johnston).


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Circular Forms by Robert Delaunay, 1930