"Centenary Uniting Church"
welcomes you to our website.
We value your contact, concerns or
queries. Please click onto the 'contact us' icon on the left hand side
menu, to either email or phone us at the office.
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Our Mission Statement
The Centenary congregation seeks to be 'Good Neighbours' to
one another and within the local community. We are committed to listening and to
understanding the needs of those who, in a variety of ways, are part of our
When asked the question "who is
my neighbour?" Jesus tells the story of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10). The
question finds its answer as "the one who was kind to him", to which Jesus adds
"You go then and do the same".
Like the Samaritan, some of
these are people of other cultures and other faiths. We are aware of being on a
journey on which we are asked to become a place of safety, healing and
hospitality for people of all kinds of backgrounds, and to discover God's word
Weekly Worship Services
(see link to 'worship' on menu bar for more information)
Sunday 9:30am. Children are always welcome.
(We have a "Sunday
School" during the service time if children wish to attend.)
***** Christmas Eve
Celebration: 7 pm with light supper.*****
****** Christmas Service: 9am
Office - 9683 5023, or Email -
Minister at Centenary Uniting,
My name is Barnabas
(Bong Gun) KIM. I am the minister at Centenary
in North Parramatta.
I was born in Korea in 1960, married Esther in
1983 and have two boys, Samuel 27, Moses 20.
I am an Asian
middle-aged married male migrant minister in the Uniting
Church in Australia. Growing up in Korea
I experienced the cultures of Confucianism, Buddhism, Shamanism, and
Christianity, all which have impacted on who I am.
I came to
Australia in 1999 and have
been living in Sydney since then, which means I am a
Korean-Australian in this multi-cultural and multi-religious society. My
identity as a Korean-Australian affects how I see things. It becomes a struggle
to form a personal
identity but it is also a strength as it helps me relate to
others from different cultural backgrounds and experiences. Living in multicultural and multi-faith Australia, so different to Korea, certainly has affected how I
understand life’s meaning.
human being and minister, I am always contemplating the questions: “Who am I?
What is the meaning of life? Who is God? What is the nature of the Church? What
is the true meaning of religion?” And I have not found the exact answer, I have just begun to understand a little.
are interested in exploring these questions with me and others, you are
welcome, whoever you are, to come along on a Sunday morning - worship services
are at 9am
and 10:30am or give me a ring on 9683 5023
Community and Family Worker at Centenary Uniting,
name is Hee Won Chang and I have been working as a community worker for
Centenary UC from June, 2013. The highlight of my job is to meet and talk to
various people from diverse backgrounds through our Messy Playgroup and English
classes. The sharing of stories and laughter is a humbling experience which
allows me and the church to be part of peoples lives in a particular way.
I learn a great deal from these shared
stories over a cuppa with the moms in playgroup and simple conversations from
English classes and I believe everybody has a story to share, so if you have
just moved into the neighbourhood or to this country and want to chat, please
also looking for volunteers for our playgroups and English classes so please
contact me at:
Play centre: Messy Playgroup CHRISTMAS PARTY!
There will be
Christmas Party on 9th Dec (10.30- 12.30). Enrolment for next year (Term 1) has
started so please sign up!
For more information
please click onto the 'Playgroup' link found on the side menu
English Conversation Classes:
End of Term/ Christmas Party!
End of Term/ Christmas Party will be held on
12th Dec (11.00).