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 […]
Everyone is welcome to come and worship at our Easter Services: Ash Wednesday 14th February, 5:30pm Palm Sunday 25th March, 9:30am Good Friday 30th March, 8:30am. We will be hosting a hot cross bun morning tea following the service Easter Sunday 1st April, 9:30am
Use creative imagination to learn mindfulness skills. When: Wednesday 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th February, 2018 Time: 6:00 to 6:45pm Where: Centre for Practical Spirituality, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm Who: The sessions will be led by a PACFA registered psychotherapist & experience art worker. Register: Everyone is welcome. No prior art experience required. Materials […]
Saturday 24th February 2018 – Centre for Practical Spirituality New Farm Self-emptying: Living in the Way of Jesus. A guided journey as we enter Lent. The day will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm and will be led by Rev Dr Neil Pembroke, author of “Moving Toward Spiritual Maturity” and Associate Professor at The University of […]
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Swap or buy, and learn to play your part in making fashion free from human trafficking. When did you last purchase a new item of clothing? Did you at the same time discard one item already in your wardrobe? Maybe you think they are too good to give away, but you know you may never […]
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the union of the Congregational, Presbyterian and Methodist churches in Australia into the Uniting Church. On 22 June in 1977, three Australian churches came together as one. The Presbyterian, Methodist and Congregational churches have been the Uniting Church in Australia ever since. We are the people of God […]
REFUGEES ARE WELCOME HERE was the theme of the Christmas party hosted by Merthyr Road Uniting Church congregation for the residents of Welcome House in Moray St, New Farm. Over 100 current and past residents gathered for a very happy time that included a BBQ meal, jumping castle for the children and gifts for all of […]