12th Assembly 2009

Worship opportunities

There are ten worship services available for Assembly members and visitors on Sunday 19 July, as listed below.

9.00am: Maroubra Junction

Closest to UNSW is Maroubra Junction Uniting Church on Anzac Parade. Rev. Andrew Johnson ministers part-time here and part-time as Chaplain at UNSW. It is a partnership that works well as it seeks to ground the chaplaincy within the life of a congregation. While most of the students attend worship in the evening, you will be made very welcome at 9.00am.

9.30am: Wesley Mission (City)

Wesley Mission Sydney is the largest Uniting Church congregation in Australia. It consists of ten separate worshipping communities; the international congregation is the largest of those. Some 900 members meet for worship in the auditorium at 9.30am for a time of Spirit-led praise and teaching under the leadership of Dr Barry Chant.

9.30am: Lugar Brae (Waverly)

Quite near to UNSW Lugar Brae (corner Lugar Brae Ave and Leichhardt St) is a small suburban congregation seeking to bring new life by engaging more and more with its community. A community choir has recently been very successfully established. Intern, Kevin Kim, will ensure a warm welcome at 9.30am. 

9.30am: Mascot Wesley

Seeking to worship with a Tongan congregation? Rev. Valamata Palu leads this English language worship. This is a growing congregation with lots of young people and all the vibrance of Tongan spirituality. You will be made very welcome at 9.30am, 118 Coward St, Mascot. 

9.30am: South Sydney

This inner city congregation at Redfern is experiencing growth and new vitality as it makes its mark on the community. For some years it has produced the South Sydney Herald, one of only two independent newspapers in Sydney. Rev. Andrew Colliss leads this congregation, meeting at 56a Raglan St, Waterloo at 9.30am.

9.30am: Mustard Seed Faith Community (Pyrmont)

This Faith Community began due to the vision of a local businesswoman who saw the need for an active church in an old, neglected part of inner Sydney about to be renewed with the building of the casino and hundreds of new houses. That woman is  Lay Pastor, Robyn Davies. The Mustard Seed is a small but growing congregation who will give you a warm welcome at 9.30am, 97 Quarry St, Pyrmont.

10.00am: Pitt Street Uniting Church (City)

Well known prior to Union as Pitt Street Congregational Church, this growing congregation has an emphasis on social justice and is a leading congregation within the progressive theology movement. Pitt Street has sponsored visits by Bishop John Spong, among others. The service is at 10.00am under the ministry of Rev. Ian Pearson.

10.00am: St Stephen's Uniting Church (City)

In the heart of the financial, legal and parliamentary sector of Sydney, St Stephen’s has long been recognised as playing a significant role among Sydney’s professionals. Robed c, classical music and traditional worship have been the hallmark of St Stephen’s for over 120 years. Rev. Dr Matthew Jack will welcome you at 10.00am.

10.00am: Newtown Mission

In the midst of cosmopolitan King Street, Newtown Mission is an ACC congregation seeking to share the Gospel with residents, shopkeepers and the homeless. No visit to Newtown Mission is complete without experiencing the wonder of the Revelation Ceiling. Images from the Book of Revelation painted on large panels make for a thought provoking visit. Rev. Doug Clements will welcome you at 10.00am.

10.00am: Wayside Chapel (King's Cross)

Known internationally for its ministry to street people and society’s marginalised, the Wayside Chapel continues the hands-on ministry begun by Rev. Ted Noffs in the 1960s. Under the leadership of Rev. Graham Long, this small worshipping community provides the spiritual base for myriad community-based programs. A warm welcome awaits you at 10.00am.