On 13 October 2019 the congregations of Holland Park, St Mark's Mount Gravatt, Wellers Hill - Tarragindi and Yeronga chose to come together as one congregation, as from 1 January, 2020. This occurred following a two year process of discernment where Uniting Church congregations on Brisbane's southside, were given a chance to discern their futures in terms of faith development, local and missional impact and evangelism.
During this two year period, some of the congregations discerned to continue on as independent congregations, but four congregations chose to come together for the following benefits:
- a shared worship life
- pooling together resources
- explore new missional initiatives
- find new paths for ministry outreach
- work together to bless the emerging generation
The work of discernment was completed under the ministry of our incumbent lead minister, Rev. David Fender, who worked with ministry agents, church councils and leaders across the different communities to listen, pray and discern God's direction for this new and exciting initiative.
Southside Uniting Church meets at four communities, Holland Park - formerly St. David's Holland Park on Logan Road, Mt Gravatt - formerly St. Mark's Mt Gravatt on Springwood St., Tarragindi - formerly Weller's Hill - Tarraginding Uniting Church on Pope St., and Yeronga - formerly Yeronga Uniting Church on Kadumba St. These congregations were officially closed by the Presbytery of South Moreton on Feb 2, 2020, and a new congregation Southside Uniting Church, was birthed at our Yeronga Community on Feb 9 2020. To find out more about each of our communities, click the links below for each Community Page.