THE CHURCH ON THE HILL AND THE CHURCH ON THE PLAIN

Addresses

High Street Road Worship Centre
482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9887 8239
Email: office@highstreetroadunitingchurchmountwaverley.org

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Virginia Street Worship Centre
37-43 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9888 2295
Email: office@stjohnsuniting.org.au

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Together as One Congregation

The Church on the Hill and the Church on the Plain are now one Church in Community!

High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches have now officially become the Mount Waverley Uniting Church and our outreach to the community and those in need has been strengthened by our collaboration. We are overjoyed that this has come to be and give heartfelt thanks to God!

Worshipping Together

At Mount Waverley Uniting Church, we are now having face to face worship every Sunday. Booking attendance at both our worship sites is no longer required. 

The Uniting Church Anniversary Service on 19 June 2022 at HSR was a wonderful celebration, as all who attended can affirm. The joyous music from the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church Choir was truly uplifting. We had planned to livestream the entire service, but due to technical issues at the time, we were only able to transmit the latter half of the service.  However, we were still able to share online the wonderful message of Rev Eseta Waqabaca-Meneilly, who spoke to us on ‘The Uniting Church is a Multicultural Church’. We thank her and all from Mount Waverley Uniting Church, St Luke’s Uniting Church and the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church who joined together to make this a wonderful celebration. The stream has been recorded and is still available to view on the link below.

Here’s the link- to the recorded service: https://youtu.be/PDCwTlY3pkE

Details of our worship times and locations can be found here.

COVID-19 Update

Current situation regarding masks, immunisation and QR codes

How wonderful to be able to worship together and greet each other face to face. The legal requirement to wear face masks indoors no longer applies in Victoria, however, some congregations and some members may still opt to wear masks in indoor settings, as a pastoral and health precaution. We at Mount Waverley Uniting Church ask you to be mindful of the need to protect our vulnerable community members and ask that you continue to wear a mask. Please be mindful of others if you are experiencing any symptoms of a respiratory infection.

QR Code check-in is no longer required at places of worship. However, Covid-safe plans are still required. Proof of immunisation is no longer legally mandated for places of worship, however we do ask that everyone who attends is double vaccinated and encourage you to have had at least one booster.

Online or Virtual worship recording will continue indefinitely. This can be accessed at any time by anyone through the following link:

Sunday Evenings

Details of our informal Sunday evening worship and discussion can be found here.

Welcome

Welcome to the Mount Waverley Uniting Church.

We are a loving and caring community, living the way of Jesus, participating in God’s action in Australia and around the world and reaching out to assist and care for our local community.

Celebrating 135 plus years of worship and service from the hilltop in Mount Waverley and more than 65 years of worship and service from the plains of the Mount Waverley Village.

We are an inclusive congregation and work ecumenically with neighbouring churches. We welcome people of all cultures, races, spiritual beliefs and sexual orientation. We worship God in mainstream Christian tradition with a rich blend of styles and with an open hearts based on the teachings of Jesus. We are always seeking to learn and grow spiritually, theologically and faithfully.

We are members of the Mount Waverley Uniting Church Cluster, in conjunction with St Luke’s and the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church.

Bookings for services are no longer required at either of our worship centres – we will let you know if this changes in the future. There are no restrictions on numbers or social distancing rules, however common sense should always prevail. All who attend should be double vaccinated and masks are still required on church premises.

For services at High Street Road, email Shirley office@highstreetroadunitingchurchmountwaverley.org or phone (9887 8239) during office hours.
For services at Virginia Street, email office@stjohnsuniting.org.au or phone (9888 2295) during office hours.

Virtual Worship is available via this link

SUNDAY WORSHIP

Sunday 3 July
Virginia Street

Virtual service here

Via Zoom
9:45 am Rev Julie Ross
Holy Communion

7:00 pm Sunday PM
Disability & Scripture – Study 1
Sunday 10 JulyHigh Street Road

Virtual service here

Via Zoom
9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i


7:00 pm Sunday PM
Disability & Scripture – Study 2
Sunday 17 JulyHigh Street Road

Virtual service here

Via Zoom
9:45 am Rev Julie Ross


7:00 pm Sunday PM
Disability & Scripture – Study 3
Sunday 24 JulyVirginia Street

Virtual service here

9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i

No Sunday PM
4th Sunday

Sunday PM

Our next session will be on Sunday 3 July  – Disability & Scripture
As a follow up to our very successful disability forum in May, our Adult Growth & Development Group invite you to gather on Zoom in July to share in three Bible studies led by UCA Minister and scholar Rev Dr Kylie Crabbe. These studies were first aired at Synod 2021 and are titled:
‘Discerning the Path Home – an exploration of the intersections of identity, disability, social exclusion and healing’. This is an insightful and moving exploration of many forms of disability within a Biblical context. It is sure to open our eyes and hearts and show us how we can provide a welcoming, empathetic and inclusive place for everyone.
Leaders: Rev Julie, Rev Semisi and Ian McKinnon
Zoom access meeting ID: 863 4496 3833 (no password required)
To join by telephone only
Telephone number :- 70182005
Zoom meeting ID: 863 4496 3833 ##

The meeting room will be open from 6:45pm. Click here

If you have any questions about how to access our Zoom meetings, please contact Ian McKinnon, ph: 9807 2663 or email Ian.Frances@bigpond.com

Acknowledgement of Country

High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches in Mount Waverley acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the first inhabitants of the nation and the traditional custodians of the lands where we live, learn, work and worship.