The Uniting Church is the third largest Christian denomination in Australia. We are connected by a single story, worshiping every week in more than 40 languages.
We are a fellowship of reconciliation, living God’s love and acting for the common good to build a just and compassionate community.
We believe in Jesus and seek to imitate His character (Colossians 1:23 & 3:12-17).
As Eden is a seaside town with a busy commercial and recreational port we sometimes share our Faith by using the illustration of the ‘far horizon’ and an approaching ship - see the video
About St George's Eden Uniting Church
St George’s Uniting Church, Eden, can be found in Chandos St, Eden, on the South Coast of New South Wales, Australia.
(in more normal times) Regular worship services are held in the church at 9.30 on Sunday morning with morning tea after. Other activities include Bible study, monthly markets, community pantry, film nights and social gatherings.
One of the church’s projects is the Garden of Eden Community Project. The objective of the Community Garden is to work with the community to create a eco-conscious and wonder-filled garden and a lively community art and cultural centre. There is a regular market in the church grounds; from 9am on, third Saturday of the month. See more here.
A community pantry, open to all, operates Thursdays 10am to 1pm.
A Mission to Seafarers operates in Eden and welcoming activities are provided for the crews of large ships visiting the Port of Eden. Rev Michael Palmer is chaplain to Mission to Seafarers.
The St George’s church building was built in 1866, making it one of the oldest continuously used churches in Australia.
About the South Coast of NSW
The South Coast is a region in the Australian state of New South Wales, stretching South from Sydney to the border with Victoria. Its many national parks contain beaches, lagoons and rainforest, and are known for camping, outdoor activities and wildlife.
Between May and November migrating whales are visible from land, or on boat trips from places such as Eden.
The Best Little Scrub by Douglas Malloch
It you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,
Be a scrub in the valley – but be
The best little scrub by the side of the rill;
Be a bush, if you can’t be a tree.
If you can’t be a bush, be a bit of the grass,
And some highway happier make;
If you can’t be a muskie, then just be a bass-
But the liveliest bass in the lake!
We can’t all be captains, we’ve got to be crew,
There’s something for all of us here.
There’s big work to do and there’s lesser to do
And the task we must do is the near.
If you can’t be a highway, then just be a trail,
If you can’t be the sun, be a star;
It isn’t by size that you win or you fail-
Be the best of whatever you are!