We extend to you a special welcome to The Merthyr Road Uniting Church. We offer a special welcome to those who are single, married, divorced, widowed, gay, filthy rich, comfortable, or dirt poor. We extend a special welcome to those who are crying new- borns, skinny as a rake or could afford to lose a few kilos. You’re welcome if you are sad or celebrating, feeling confused and overwhelmed, high on life or just need to sit a while.

We welcome you if you can sing like Pavarotti or can’t carry a note in a bucket. You’re welcome here if you’re ‘just browsing’, just woke up or just got out of prison. We don’t care if you’re more Christian than the Pope or the Moderator of the Uniting Church, or haven’t been to church since little Jack’s baptism.

We extend a special welcome to those who are over 60, but not grown up yet, and to teenagers who are growing up too fast. We welcome keep-fit mums, football dads, starving artists, tree-huggers, latte-sippers, vegetarians, junk-food eaters. We welcome those who are in recovery or still addicted. We welcome you if you’re having problems or you’re down in the dumps or if you don’t like ‘organised religion’. We’ve been there too!

If you blew all your money on the horses, you’re welcome here. We offer a welcome to those who think the earth is flat, ‘work too hard’ don’t work, can’t spell, or because grandma is visiting and wanted to go to church.

We welcome those who are inked, pierced or both. We offer a special welcome to those who could use a prayer right now, had religion shoved down your throat as a kid, or got lost on Brunswick Street and wound up here by mistake. We welcome tourists, seekers and doubters, bleeding hearts, the sad and sorrowful, the overwhelmed and YOU!



 

Centre for Practical Spirituality – New Farm
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January 16 2018

The Centre for Practical Spirituality was founded by the Merthyr Road Uniting Church and has a range of friends and partnerships in the community. The Centre sponsors activities in mindfulness and meditation and runs corporate wellbeing–spirituality training, quiet days, and public forums. Diversity enlivens our exploration of spirituality and the Centre for Practical Spirituality’s membership […]

Christmas Carol Extravaganza
Community Events, Whats On
December 12 2018

Each year Merthyr Road Uniting Church and the Metropolitan Community Church come together for our annual Christmas Carols Extravaganza.  This is a community event filled with fun, entertainment, carol singing and supper.  Our 2018 carols will be held in our courtyard on Sunday evening 16th December, from 7pm.  For more information email enquiry@mruca.org.au

Christmas Service
Community Events, Whats On
December 12 2018

25th December, 8:30am 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm All are welcome to join us on Christmas morning to celebrate the birth of Jesus. #rediscoverchristmas

Breakfast Church
Community Events, Whats On
December 12 2018

Sunday 30th December, 9:30am Do your friends love to eat?  Invite them to join you at our Breakfast Church. RSVP to Debbie 3358 6945 or office@mruca.org.au

What is Advent?
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December 12 2018

WHAT IS ADVENT? Advent is the season that begins the liturgical year. It consists of four Sundays starting with the Sunday closest to November30th.  The word advent is derived from the Latin adventus, which means “coming” or “arrival.”  In the societies of the Roman empire, the word adventus referred to the arrival of a person of […]

What is Christmas?
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December 12 2018

You probably know that Christmas is celebrated on December 25.  In Australia there are many traditions relating to Christmas, a most familiar tradition for families is for them to distribute gifts (that Santa Claus left under the Christmas tree) on Christmas morning.  Many attend church services on Christmas Eve and Christmas morning, and later gather […]