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 […]
Tuesday 28th August, 2018, 10am – 12pm Have you ever thought about what would happen if you were involved in an accident that left you cognitively impaired, or rendered you unconscious for a few days or weeks? Or what about if you had a heart attack – would you want to be resuscitated? Who is […]
The Centre for Practical Spirituality will host a virtual version of the 2018 Conspire Conference on 7-9 September. Numbers are limited, so register now. Cost is $65. Register here Join us for a weekend of contemplative teachings, practices, reflection, and conversation with online presentations by Richard Rohr, Barbara Holmes, Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor, and […]
A Survival Guide for Parents Wednesday 12th September, 6pm – Merthyr Road Uniting Church, 52 Merthyr Road, New Farm How are parents supposed to keep up when the internet is an ever-expanding, ever-changing environment? How do you encourage your children to live a fully authentic life while protecting them from the many pitfalls that social […]
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 […]
The story of the Spirit in and through art. Saturday 15th September, 11am to 12pm. Ever since the dawn of time humans have expressed their dreaming and searching for meaning through art. Join with Lindsay Farrell, artist, scholar and teacher, as he assists us to delve into history, spirituality, and theology through the window […]
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