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!
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 […]
Free information morning If you ask most people what they most fear about growing old they will probably list things such as having to go into a nursing home, getting dementia, and having ill health – all things which are many of us associate with aging. However growing old isn’t nesessarily just about those things, […]
2-3 November What would you like your life to be? 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 […]
Friday 9th November and Friday 16th November From the beginning of time human kind has listened to dreams and paid attention of the depths of our being. In this workshop Patrick Oliver will facilitate a safe space that will enable the sharing of dreams and the exploration of their meaning in the context of our […]
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 6:30pm. For more information email email@example.com