Special Services

Sunday 18th October 2020. 0930 will be outdoors and share with our Bega/Tathra friends to celebrate Creation

Sunday 25th October 2020 0930, in the church hall.  Blue Knot service to acknowledge the effects of abuse and complex trauma and share hope with those affected. 

COVID19 Advice

Following the advice that has been provided by NSW Synod of the Uniting Church, government health authorities, the priority is to:
1. Minimise the risk of exposure;
2. Reduce/slow down the spread; and
3. Mitigate the impact of the virus on both ourselves and the most vulnerable members of the community.

Therefore our congregation has been forced to make the following changes until further notice.

  • Worship services on Sunday and other weekly or irregular gatherings are in the hall with appropriate health precautions.  There will be content available online before each Sunday, attendance via Zoom is another option available from 0925 and for viewing only.
    emailed out (if you don't normally attend please send us your email address via Contact Us) and
    as paper copy on request.
  • Limiting the Thursday Community Pantry (1000 to 1300) to vulnerable people and instigating and enforcing strict hygiene control to protect customers and volunteers
  • Monday lunches cancelled
  • The monthly Community Markets are cancelled with the  associated, Saturday Community Pantry.

For those who wish to support the church, you might like to now consider a regular, online deposit to St Georges Uniting Church - General A/c,  641800  200354335   Please put in a notation to indicate 'offertory'.  This would mainly support Michael as the minister. 
Our other mission activities are funded by other means. You can donate to the community pantry online.  St Georges UC Eden - Community Pantry 634634 100049376.   
For those who wish to contribute to our other outside mission activities the details are St Georges Uniting Church, Mission 641800 200511271.  Our current activities include supporting people sorely affected by bushfires and supporting a parish in the most remote and poorest region in Tanzania.  Please annotate your giving with 'fires' or 'Rukwa' or "Blue Knot" etc

Now, more than ever, we need to support each other. So please don't hesitate to contact us via the methods you already know or using Contact Us, above.  The church has not ceased functioning, like many things now, it's just different.  I'll repeat two of the paragraphs just below;
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)  Something to ponder:  What would Jesus do in your situation in the face of a pandemic? 

And four projects to keep you busy during your COVID19 hibernation:

1.  A Pantanenome initiative for Eden. 

2. Tangrams for Eden - see video and PDF instructions 

3. The 'L' Game 

4. A Table Runner for our Communion Table 

You can now watch how much electricity the solar panels on the hall are producing hourly or daily since they were installed in July 2020.

Eden Uniting Church

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!