On 1 January 2020 a new congregation was born, Southside Uniting Church. We are one church, in multiple locations. Including centres in Holland Park, Mt Gravatt,Tarragindi, and Yeronga.
Our desire is to be part of God's work of discipling people in a deeper walk with Jesus. We see a future that is alive with the excitement of children, youth and their families. Where worship is vibrant. Where the people of our church have strong community connections and we are known throughout our area for proclaiming Jesus’ message of love, hope and care.
With faith, excitement, humility and filled with the limitless possibilities of the Holy Spirit, we are pursuing this future. Wherever you are on your faith journey, we'd love you to join us.
At SSUC, all our Ministry Agents serve the Congregation through the different areas of ministry where they have a calling and conviction to serve in. In this way, they complement their calling to their communities with connection to wider ministry, whether it is in supporting our various communities in areas such as Worship or Children's ministries, or in equipping our communities for greater impact in our region through Spiritual Growth, Outreach or New Mission Initiatives.
In his role as Lead Minister, Rev. David Fender (Top Left) is an interface between the various ministry areas in the life of our church, connecting the areas of Children, Youth and Families, New Mission, Outreach, Pastoral Care and Worship - with the work of our communities. As well as being our Lead Minister, David develops the Spiritual Growth of Southside Uniting Church. Through preaching and teaching, pastoral care, leadership of groups, operational planning and personal example, David is a carrier and embedder of our new congregation's DNA.
Our Ministry Team includes Rachel Manton (Bottom Centre), SSUC Resource Manager who coordinates and manages many of the administrative and business aspects of our congregation. Rachel brings experience from corporate and legal sectors into our congregation, and as a former UCA Pastor and Trinity College Graduate; Rachel also brings a passion for ministry and God's Word into the administrative elements of our congregation.
Rev. David MacGregor (Top Centre) is Community Minister at SSUC in Tarragindi and he also oversees the Pastoral Care & Worship ministry area for SSUC. As a member of the Assembly Circle on Worship and active participant in the development of worship in the Australian Religious Sphere, through song and hymn writing and reviewing emerging worship trends. David brings some unique experiences and technical understanding to the development of worship life at SSUC, he works with the Community worship teams and leaders as well as the preachers in developing our calendar for worship and with the pastoral care teams at the communities.
Rev. Esteban Liévano (Top Right) is the Community Minister at SSUC in Mt Gravatt, as Outreach Minister he contributes to strategic direction and provides operational leadership to assist our Congregation and its members to reach out, locally, nationally and internationally to witness God’s love in word and deed. In this area, Esteban works with leaders in each of our communities to identify areas of community outreach that are relevant to each community. In some cases these will be in community activities such as S.A.G.E. and 3FS in Mt Gravatt and Holland Park, or the Men's Shed Ministry at Yeronga. Esteban also works with the SSUC Multicultural Community, such as the Brazilian Service at Mt Gravatt.
Rev. Jock Dunbar (Bottom Left) is Community Minister at SSUC in Holland Park and Yeronga and also serves SSUC in New Missions. This Ministry Area comes from the discernment of our communities in coming together, there was a desire to research and find new ways of doing mission in our region. Jock has had experience in Pioneering Ministry and is active in various areas of community engagement.
Ps. Richard Moors (Bottom Right) leads at SSUC as Children Youth & Family Worker, Sunday School programmes are held at each of our communities during term time and are part of our Sunday Worship/Family Services. Additionally, Richard is the SSUC Chaplain for Brisbane 45th Boys Brigade and is involved with the ministries of Brisbane 45th Boys and Girls Brigades, situated at Broadwater Rd UC and SSUC in Mt Gravatt. SSUC in Mt Gravatt also holds our SSUC Unite Youth Group, where Richard works with local leaders in the youth fellowship and spiritual development.
Southside Uniting Church in Holland Park is known in the local area for being an inclusive community.
Originally St David's Presbyterian Church. On 22 June 1977 the congregation became part of the Uniting Church in Australia, becoming known as Holland Park St David's Uniting Church. Following many years of ministry in the local area, in 2015 the congregations of Holland Park Central Uniting Church and Holland Park St David's Uniting Church combined to form Holland Park Uniting Church. Holland Park discerned a future together in 2019, joining three other Uniting Church congregations to become Southside Uniting Church.
855 Logan Rd. Holland Park Q 4121
Worship Service Sunday 9:00 am
Contact Rev Jock Dunbar 0410 400 940
Before the formation of the Uniting Church in 1977, there was already a community at St. Mark's Mt Gravatt who was bringing together members of the Methodist and Presbyterian Churches in shared fellowship and mission to the local area. Since then,St Mark's Uniting Church has been engaging in the local community in various ways, most recently through the twice a year Mega Garage Sale (March and September) where funds support missional activities in Australia and the world.
In 2019, the congregation of St. Mark's Uniting Church discerned their missional future, that God was calling them to join with other churches in the area to become Southside Uniting Church.
Services Sundays at 9:00 am & 6:00 pm
Contact: Rev Esteban Lievano 0407 731 950
The Uniting Church at Wellers Hill-Tarragindi is celebrated for its children's ministry outreach and its close affiliation with Weller's Hill Primary School. The product of a previous amalgamation of Churches, Wellers Hill-Tarragindi entered the discernment process looking forward a future with anew and different mission, working along side other Southside communities.
In 2019, the congregation of Wellers Hill-Tarragindi Uniting Church discerned their missional future, that God was calling them to join with other churches in the area to become Southside Uniting Church.
Worship Service Sundays 9:00 am
Contact: Rev David MacGregor 0414 392 802
Yeronga Uniting Church is known in the local community for its superb facilities and use for local community events. It is also the home of the Yeronga Men's Shed, a ministry of the members of Yeronga UC that has been successful in connecting men and creating a space for pastoral care and fellowship.
In 2019, Yeronga UC discerned its future in joining with other communities to become Southside Uniting Church.
Worship Service Sunday 9.00am
Contact: Rev Jock Dunbar 0410 400 940
Your gift for the ministry of Southside Uniting Church is highly appreciated.
God has richly blessed each one of us, one of the ways that we respond to his love and grace is through financial giving. Our tithes, offerings and gifts support the mission and ministry of our congregation and enable us to bless others near and far.
During this time when we are not meeting in person for worship, you can still financially support our congregation by giving in one of the following ways.