For the next eight weeks we are offering the course “A History of Religions in Australia, with a particular emphasis on the south side of Brisbane” - in other words, our own area.
On Wednesday we begin with local aboriginal beliefs and customs pre-European contact, including the aboriginal people who had a major campsite in what is now Mott Park opposite our Holland Park Southside Community on Logan Road.
In future classes we go on to talk about what brought various migrant groups to Brisbane, and the religious traditions they brought with them. Where possible we focus on the stories of our immediate area - for example the Greenslopes Synagogue, the Holland Park and Moorooka Mosques. Many of the people who worship here are our neighbours and our friends.
The classes will begin at 10am on Wednesday mornings. It will include plenty of time for interaction and will last until about 11.30am. You need no prior knowledge. Each class is “stand alone” so it doesn’t matter if you can only participate sometimes. Our main objectives are to get to know each other better and to get to know and understand our neighbours better.
If you want to join, you will need to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) giving me your email address so that I can then send you a link to join the class online on Wednesday using Zoom. I will also send you more details about Zoom, if you haven’t used it before, and more details about what we will cover in the course. I’d love to have you join us for all or some of the classes.
A time to hold space and pray for those who are affected by domestic violence
Ps Richard Moors will be running a workshop working through the context of the Gospel, with historical context. This is a chance for us to learn more about the gospel. Those who explored Luke with me last year found it very interesting.
Come along and find a bargain or two including: books, home baking, vintage, retro, plants, furniture, bric a brac and clothing. There will be Devonshire teas, with homemade scones, and a sausage sizzle BBQ.
Once you have come to one of our garage sales, you won't want to miss the next!
Due to concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19 to our most vulnerable members, it has been discerned that this event would be cancelled.
“ Should we believe in Climate Change? ”
Speaker: Professor Darryl Jones
For some people, the topic of climate change is not simply a scientific reality but a belief system akin to a religion. Or is science also a form of religion requiring faith? Given recent events in Australia, this might be worth exploring without getting too philosophical. Maybe we will need to learn how to ride a camel...
Darryl Jones is a professor at Griffith University where he has been working for more than 30 years. He is primarily an ecologist who studies how wildlife lives in cities but he is also interested in the many ways that humans interact with and perceive nature. This includes big complex topics like who we connect with nature and why climate change is so controversial.
Darryl is also a member of Southside Uniting Church at Tarragindi Community.
Join together as one congregation, in multiple places to share together in worship. Hosted at www.livestream.com/ggservices/ssuc each Sunday at 9:00 am.
Join us as Jock Dunbar is inducted as the Minister for New Missions Initiatives and Community Minister for Holland Park and Yeronga.
Join with people from across Australia in commemorating ANZAC Day this year. Due to social distancing physically gathering for Anzac Day celebrations is not possible.
We are invited to stand in our driveway, verandah or lounge room. To assist with your commemoration, a short service has been prepared.
As the four communities of Holland Park, Mt Gravatt, Tarragindi and Yeronga have come together as SSUC, we are acknowledging this with a Rebirthing Service where we will worship together as One Congregation for the first time. This Service will include the inauguration of the new Congregation - Southside Uniting Church, by the Presbytery of South Moreton and will involve participation from our Ministry Agents and members of our worshipping communities. Following the Rebirthing Service, our first Congregational Meeting will be held for Members and Members in Association.