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 […]
22nd – 23rd March 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 […]
Friday 5th – Sunday 7th of April, 2019 Attend Richard Rohr’s Universal Christ Conference right here. We will be streaming the recording of his conference and facilitating the activities so you can personally experience this event without having to fly to Albuquerque, New Mexico. Christ is more than Jesus’ last name. Jesus is a person […]
Ash Wednesday – 6th March, 5:30pm Good Friday – 19th April, 8:30am Easer Sunday – 21st April, 9:30am Everyone is welcome
Free information morning Mindfulness is a way to practise focussing your mind in the present. There are many styles to suit everyone. Whereas once mindfulness was considered to be something practised only by certain religious groups such as Buddhists, it is now a word everyone seems to be bandying around, from the person in he […]
Free information morning – Tuesday 26th April, 10am In 2015 there were 2.8 million unpaid carers in Australia, with the majority of these being women. Are you one of them? If so, the person you are careing for could be a child with physical or cognitive disabilities, a parent or partner with Alzheimer’s, a sibling […]