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 […]
Friday 9th November and Friday 16th November From the beginning of time human kind has listened to dreams and paid attention of the depths of our being. In this workshop Patrick Oliver will facilitate a safe space that will enable the sharing of dreams and the exploration of their meaning in the context of our […]
Discover the ancient pilgrimage journey of the labyrinth Thursday 22nd November, 6:30pm New Farm Park The Reverend Penny Jones, priest, spiritual director and Veriditas accredited labyrinth facilitator will guide us on our moonlight labyrinth walk. You’ll find us between the rotunda and the river. Cost is a donation to the Centre for Practical Spirituality. For […]
Saturday 24th November, 9:30am to 3:30pm This seminar, hosted by the Centre for Practical Spirituality, will introduce you to the spiritual exercises of Ignatius of Loyola. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased at trybooking.com For more information, contact Greg on 0417 616 256 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Having someone we love die is one of the most stressful things that happens in life, whether that death has been expected or not; whether the person dies at home or in a hospital, aged care facility or hospice. While there will probably be someone who can tell you what the next steps are if […]
Watching and waiting for the Holy Wednesday 5th December 2018, 9:30am to 1pm – Centre for Practical Spirituality New Farm As 2018 comes to an end and the silly season builds up steam, this Day of Quiet will help you gain perspective so that you might be more attentive to the presence of the Holy. The […]
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 7pm. For more information email email@example.com