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
Uncategorized
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 […]

Safer Living
Community Events, Whats On
June 6 2019

Free Information Morning Tuesday 25th June, 10am – 12pm As a senior it is important that you are able to enjoy your community and lifestyle in comfort and security. This presentation from the Qld Police Service will help you maximise your safety both at home and out and about. Our free information morning includes morning […]

Conversation Series
Whats On
June 6 2019

Book reflections with Nerida Murray “When we choose to engage, not evade, the tension of our differences, we will become better equipped to participate in a government of, by, and for the people…” – Parker J. Palmer You’re invited to read and converse with us over Parker J. Palmer’s book, ‘Healing the Heart of Democracy’. […]

Depth Contact Intensive Journal® Workshop
Whats On
June 6 2019

5-6 July, 2019 The Intensive Journal developed by Ira Progoff combines keeping a journal, with a structured format that enables you to get to know the inner core of your life on an ever-deeper level. It empowers you to gain a fuller perspective of your life and unlock hidden creative potential. For those who attended […]

“Opening our hearts to the present”
Community Events, Whats On
June 6 2019

The Centre for Practical Spirituality welcomes the Brisbane Mindfulness Practice Group as the host a day of mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition on Saturday 6th July, 8:45am to 3pm, in the Warner Hall, Merthyr Road Uniting Church. Cost: donation as you are able.BYO lunch, morning tea provided. For programme information, or to RSVP, email […]