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

Current Office Hours:

Tuesday 9 am–12 noon
Wednesday 10 am-2 pm
Thursday 10 am–3 pm

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Virginia Street Worship Centre
37-43 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9888 2295
(Office closed – see High Street Road Office times)
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 continue to worship at both sites alternately every Sunday. We welcome all who come through our doors and look forward to seeing you.

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

COVID-19 Update

Current situation regarding masks

Church Council met on 25 October 2022 and, after review, has revised its policy on the wearing of face masks during worship services to the following:

  • Church Council Strongly Recommends the wearing of face masks during worship services, particularly while singing, to help protect all members of our vulnerable community from COVID-19. Previously, this was Mandatory.

The Victorian Government recently ended the pandemic declaration and introduced changes to its COVID-19 restrictions.
These took effect from 13 October and include:

    1. Five day isolation following positive COVID-19 test now Strongly Recommended, also until you don’t have any symptoms. Previously, this was Mandatory
    2. Reporting positive COVID-19 RAT test now Strongly Recommended. Previously, this was Mandatory.
    3. Wearing a face mask if you are with people who may be vulnerable to COVID-19 now Recommended. Previously, this was Strongly Recommended. This can help protect you and those around you.
    4. Every Victorian business or organisation with on-site operations MUST still maintain a COVID-19 Safe Plan. This is a responsibility of our Church Council.

    The responsibility for preventing the spread of COVID-19 now rests mainly with organisations and individuals. Thank you everyone for continuing to consider others as well as yourselves in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

    For further information regarding the Government’s revised COVID-19 directives, please visit Victorian Government changes to Pandemic Management Plan

    Covid-safe plans are still in place and although proof of immunisation is no longer legally mandated for places of worship, 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 highly recommended when attending church premises.

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

    Virtual Worship is available via this link

    SUNDAY WORSHIP

    Sunday 27 NovemberHigh Street Road

    Virtual service here

    9:45 am Rev Julie Ross
    Pastoral Care Brunch
    Craft and Gift stalls
    Sunday 4 DecemberVirginia Street

    Virtual service here

    9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i

    Sunday 11 DecemberHigh Street Road

    Virtual service here



    Virginia Street

    9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i
    Holy Communion
    Rev Julie’s Release of Ties
    ‘Island Style’ Celebration Lunch

    8:00 pm Carols by Candlelight

    Sunday PM

    Sunday PM is on hold for the moment as we look at new ways
    of coming together as a community to reflect, learn and share.

    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.