A community of faith

About Us

WELCOME

Thanks for visiting the online home of Eastwood Uniting Church, a community of faith based in Sydney, Australia.
We are at 14-16 Lakeside Road, Eastwood, (corner of Lakeside and Hillview Roads).

SUNDAY SERVICES:

Worship
8:00 am
Worship
9:30 am (crèche available)
Sunday School
9:30 am
Holy Communion
2nd Sunday (monthly) during the 9:30 am Service
Chinese-language Service
2:00 pm (mostly Mandarin, with some Cantonese help)

 

Our 9.30 a.m. worship is in English with Bible readings and key points of the sermon displayed simultaneously in Chinese and Korean on our projection screens.

Our mission is to witness to the gospel and spread the good news of Jesus in word and action.

Our vision is to engage and connect with our diverse community through active discipleship.

OUR TEAM

 
Rev Dr Amelia Koh-Butler

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Amelia

 

Amelia Koh-Butler is a Chinese-Scottish-Aussie, adopted by the Adnyamathanha of the Ikara-Flinders, through Rev Dr Denise Champion. She is a missional integrator of worship, service, education, storying and hospitality. She is the World Methodist Council’s Global Worship and Liturgy Convenor, teaching in North and Central America, Italy, France and Spain, Korea, Thailand and Singapore. Previous graduate studies in music, creative arts, theology and education, led her to complete intercultural doctoral research through Fuller (Pasadena) in integrated Missiology, Ethnomusicology and Fresh Expressions of Church.

Amelia was the Director of Uniting Church’s The Elm Centre (education for life and ministry) and was part of teams introducing ministry innovations to Australia: the Walk to Emmaus Movement, Godly Play and Mission-shaped Ministry (Fresh Expressions). She served as Executive Director of UC Mission Resourcing in South Australia and as the Multifaith Chaplain at Western Sydney University (Parramatta and Westmead).

Publications include: Must have experience (with Ross Neville, 2004), Peacemaking and discipleship (with Chris Walker, MediaCom), Wide and deep (liturgical resources, 2016, Mediacom), Sisters in scripture (evocations, 2017, MediaCom). She has a chapter released in a new collection from Stephen Burns and Robert Gribben in 2020, “When we pray”. Amelia also coauthored (with Rev Dr Tony Floyd) the Space for Grace process (2011-2019) for intercultural theological discernment, used by the Uniting Church and being explored by members of the World Methodist Church and World Council of Churches.

Amelia maintains teaching and supervision connections with Sydney University (Conservatorium), Charles Sturt, Flinders, Wesley institute (now Excelsior), Hillsong and Tabor Colleges. She is a foundation member of Scriptural Reasoning (Muslim-Christian scholars in Interfaith dialogue about sacred texts) and the Uniting Church National Advocate for Ecumenical and Interfaith relations.

Amelia is a nationally accredited Mediator and Intentional Interim Minister, specializing in missional change management. She has a passion for developing intercultural community discipleship and mission.

 
Rev. Tennyson ChanRev. Tennyson Chan
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Tennyson is married with 3 grown-up children. He is part time with Uniting as a pastoral carer. Tennyson is at Eastwood UC on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Likes chatting in Cantonese, Mandarin and English.
 
Michelle LoxtonMichelle Loxton
Office Staff
 

 Nilu Thambimuttu                            
Office Staff



 

THE UNITING CHURCH IN AUSTRALIA

Established in 1977, the Uniting Church in Australia brought together people from the Presbyterian Church, the Methodist Church and the Congregational Union. It is a truly Australian and indigenous, contemporary Christian church.

The Uniting Church stands with the people of this and other lands in their search for spiritual life, justice, identity and dignity. Its call is to be a fellowship of reconciliation, a body within which the diverse gifts of its members are used for the building up of the whole, and an instrument through which Christ may work and bear witness to himself.

The church confidently believes that through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, God brings us into right relationship with God, whereby in faith we can:

  • live in a close, loving, personal, dynamic relationship with the living God;
  • participate in a worshipping, caring and serving community of Christians;
  • receive God's gifts so that life can be what God means it to be — loving, purposeful, joyful and eternal;
  • tell others of this good news and live it out in acts of compassion, service and justice in the community.

The Uniting Church aims to be an inclusive community of different views, cultures and expressions of faith.

As one of the largest non-government providers of community services in all parts of Australia, it is committed to reflecting the love and grace of God in caring for people, in advocating for those with special needs and for the equitable and appropriate provision of social services.

The Uniting Church is committed to the ministry of the whole people of God, and to discovering the gifts that each person brings to the service of Christ and the church. Church people gather regularly as congregations. Congregations in each local area are central to the church's life. They provide caring faith communities to which all people are welcome. They aim to unite people with each other and with God.

For more information on the Uniting Church in Australia, please see the Uniting Church in Australia website or the NSW Synod website.

The Basis of Union is the document that set the platform for how these churches came together. It outlines the roles of the different councils of the Church including the presbyteries, the synods, and the Assembly.

It states the central affirmations of the Christian faith and is a guide to what is central in the life of the Uniting Church.

The Assembly has translated a number of materials into:

 

 

 

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