THE CHURCH ON THE HILL AND THE CHURCH ON THE PLAIN

Addresses

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

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St John’s Uniting Church
37-43 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley 3149
Office: 9888 2295
Email: office@stjohnsuniting.org.au

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Latest update on COVID-19 Restrictions:

Sunday 1st August – 9:45 am face-to-face service to be held at Virginia Street Worship Centre.
COVID-19 restrictions have eased, but density limits of 1:4m2 will still apply to our worship services and face-to-face gatherings. Masks are mandatory and must be worn both in indoors and out in all areas of the church. These restrictions will remain in place until at least midnight Tuesday 10th August. Hand sanitiser must be used and QR Code check-in is mandatory. Please continue to use your own phone to check-in using the QR codes displayed at the entrance to each church. If you are unable to do this, please ask for assistance. COVID-19 Check-in Kiosks have been set up on Android tablets and iPads to assist with the check-in process. Look out for them at both Worship Centres.

Full details of our services, together with COVID Safe requirements can be found here.

Our Virtual Service is continuing and is available by clicking here.

Sunday Mornings

High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches began worshipping together every Sunday at alternating churches in February 2020. Since Easter last year, our worship continued to be together but virtual, due to Coronavirus restrictions. Our committees are working as one, and our outreach to the community and those in need has been strengthened by our collaboration. The Church on the Hill and the Church on the Plain are now one Church in Community!

This officially commenced on 1 January 2021, with our service of inauguration held on 7 February 2021. We are overjoyed that this has come to be and give heartfelt thanks to God! In a time when everyone has been social distancing and in lockdown, we have reversed the trend and have become one! Details of our worship times and locations can be found here.

Our combined Cluster Service, celebrating the Uniting Church Anniversary, was held as planned on Sunday 20th June at St Luke’s Uniting Church in Mount Waverley. The sevice was jointly conducted by Rev James Douglas from St Luke’s, Rev Julie Ross and Rev Semisi Tauali’i from St John’s and High Street Road Uniting Church, with Rev Anneke Operwal, Presbytery Minister Pastoral Care, delivering the sermon. We were also blessed to have the choir of rhe Melbourne Fijian Uniting Curch and others from St Mark’s take part in the sevice.
Attendance at the church was limited in accordance with current Covd-19 restrictions, but around 44 connections were made via Zoom, some of whom were couples and families. It was wonderful to see so many church family members taking advantage of current technology to be involved in the service. Thanks to Rev James and all those involved in making this possible. The service was recorded and we plan to provide a link to that recording as soon as it becomes available.

Sunday Evenings

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

INAUGURATION SERVICE

On the 7th of February 2021 an inauguration service was held at St John’s Uniting Church Mount Waverley and was available for live streaming at that time. For those who missed this service, please follow the link below to view the video online.

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

Follow the link below to an online celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations

Welcome

Welcome to the High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Church Mount Waverley.

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 130 plus years of worship and service from the hilltop in Mount Waverley and 60 years plus of worship and service from the plains of the Mount Waverley Village.

We are inclusive congregations who 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, comprising St John’s and High Street Road Uniting Church, St Luke’s, St Mark’s and the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church.

If restrictions to our numbers are re-instated, we may need you to book your place at our services.
We will confirm if this becomes necessary.

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

Virtual Worship is available via this link

2021

Sunday 1 August

Virginia Street

Via Zoom
meeting ID: 863 4496 3833
(no password required)

9:45 am Rev Julie Ross

6:00 pm Sunday PM
Guest: UCA Sri Lankan Minister,
Rev. Dev Anandarajan

Sunday 8 August

HSR

 

9:45 am Rev Julie Ross & Rev Semisi Tauali’i
Holy Communion

6:00 pm Sunday PM
TBA

Sunday 15 August

Virginia Street

 

9:30 am Early Hymn Singing
9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i

6:00 pm Sunday PM
TBA

Sunday 22 August

HSR

 

9:45 am Rev Julie Ross
No Sunday PM

Sunday 29 August

HSR

 

9:45 am Rev Julie Ross
Youth Service with Youth Band
No Sunday PM

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP

STUDY SERIES SUNDAY PM
OUR CHURCH AND OUR INTER-CULTURAL CONTEXT
Next session:    Sunday 1 August   Special Guest: Uniting Church Sri Lankan Minister,
Rev. Dev Anandarajan, Synod of VicTas’ Intercultural Leadership Development Team
Leaders: Rev Julie, Rev Semisi and Ian McKinnon
Zoom access meeting ID: 863 4496 3833 (no password required)

The meeting room will be open from 5:45pm. This is the final session in a series based on the set of 8 bible related studies published by the UCA Assembly titled VISION OF A MULTICULTURAL CHURCH. (Available from the Assembly web-site).   The studies are important to our congregation given the mix of cultures in our local area and the way our church is likely to grow. Each week we will be inviting a special guest from a  different cultural background so that we might better understand firstly, how our Christian faith practices both align and differ. Secondly, to share how our guests  experience living in our neighbourhood. As Semisi said in one of the planning  meetings “This topic is important for the future of our congregation.” Any queries  contact Ian McKinnon phone 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.