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 join our community for a mid-week prayer and communion service. The service commences at 11:30am and followed by lunch in the courtyard (donation).
Saturday 19th October, 9:30am to 12:30pm Brookes Room, Merthyr Road Uniting Church You don’t have to sing or play a musical instrument – you just have to love music to enjoy this retreat morning, with only a few words but a wide range of music. Shirley Sargeant is an experienced teacher of meditation or listening […]
Wednesday 30th October, 6pm This Service is for all who are hurting, anxious, stressed, worried – about themselves, their friends or their family – who are grieving, addicted, lonely, sick, troubled or just curious about what God can do. At our healing service, you are among caring community who welcome you, will listen to your […]
Wednesday 6th November, 6pm A portable labyrinth will be set up in New Farm Park between the rotunda and the river on the evening of November 6. The labyrinth will open to walkers at 6pm and close by 7.30pm. Labyrinths are an ancient archetype that can be entered and walked. A slow circuitous path leads […]
Saturday 23rd November, 9:30am to 12:30pm Rev Dr Wendi Sargeant will lead us through a quiet morning of visual refreshment as we prepare for the season of Advent. Images from fine art will be used in reflection and scriptural meditation.