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!

Christmas Carol Extravaganza
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October 17 2017

Merthyr Road Uniting Church and the Metropolitan Community Church are coming together for their annual Christmas Carols Extravaganza.  This is a community event filled with fun, entertainment, carol singing and supper.  The carols will be held in our courtyard on Sunday evening 17th December, from 6:30pm.  For regular updates about this event, please visit our […]

Day of Quiet
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October 20 2017

Wednesday 6th December, 2017 – Centre for Practical Spirituality New Farm Before the busyness of Christmas, prepare your heart:  begin Advent in holy stillness and guided reflection. The day will run from 9:30am to 3:30pm and will be led by The Reverend Greg March, Bth, G Dip (Arts – Spirituality).  Reverend March is an experienced […]

Help stop human trafficking by joining us at our Fashion Swap
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August 7 2017

Swap or buy, and learn to play your part in making fashion free from human trafficking. Saturday 30th September, 2017, 11am to 3pm 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 […]

Celebrating 40 years of the Uniting Church in Australia
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May 23 2017

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 […]

"Saving Jesus" an exploration of Jesus for the third millenium
Merthyr Explorers
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January 30 2017

 Merthyr Explorers invites you to join our discussions on Wednesday nights at 7pm following meditation at 6pm.  We meet on the second and last Wednesday of each month.  Our next discussion series “Saving Jesus” – an exploration of Jesus Christ for the third millenium, commences Wednesday 8th March.  For more information please contact Desley Garnett […]

Christmas party for refugee families
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December 21 2016

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 […]