THE CHURCH ON THE HILL AND THE CHURCH ON THE PLAIN

Addresses

HSRUC 482 High Street Road, Mount Waverley

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St John’s Uniting Church 37-43 Virginia Street, Mount Waverley

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Services

Sunday mornings

High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches together, have voted, almost unanimously, to unite as one congregation. This officially begins on 1 January 2021 with our service of inauguration 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!

We began worshipping together every Sunday at alternating churches in February. Since Easter our worship has continued to be together but virtual. Many of 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!

Sunday Evenings

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

COVID-19

Due to the risks of Coronavirus to our congregations and the wider community and in compliance with Government recommendations, there have been no worship services or face to face meetings at either of our locations. Now that restrictions have eased, we will be commencing Covid Safe face to face worship on Sunday 6th December at St John’s at 9.45am. Sunday 13th December will be at HSRUC and thereafter services will be held each Sunday at alternate worship centres. Full details of our Advent and Christmas services together with Covid Safe requirements can be found here.
Online worship will continue indefinitely. This can be accessed at any time by anyone through the following link:

Welcome

Welcome to the High Street Road and St John’s Uniting Churches 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, St Luke’s, St Mark’s, the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church and High Street Road Uniting Church Mount Waverley.

ADVENT & CHRISTMAS @ HSRUC & St JOHN’S

**ADVENT 2 – PEACE
Sunday 6 December @ St John’s at 9.45am

**ADVENT 3 – LOVE
Sunday 13 December @ HSRUC at 9.45am

**ADVENT 4 – JOY
Sunday 20 December @ St John’s at 9.45am

BLUE CHRISTMAS – a time of remembering
Tuesday 22 December @ HSRUC at 7.30pm

CHRISTMAS EVE WITH ST LUKE’S
Thursday 24 December @ HSRUC at 8.00pm

**CHRISTMAS DAY @ St JOHN’S
Friday 25 December @ St John’s at 9.30am

**SUNDAY 27 DECEMBER @ HSRUC at 9.45am

NEW YEAR’S EVE – WATCH NIGHT
Thursday 31 December @ St Luke’s UC at 9.00pm
94 Essex Road, Mt Waverley

**These services will also be available virtually on our website**

Due to Covid restrictions, our numbers are limited so please book your place. For the services you wish to attend at St John’s, email Marion office@stjohnsuniting.org.au or ring (0438 575 459) during office hours.
For the services you wish to attend at High St Rd, email Shirley hsruc@iinet.net.au or ring (0418 586 143) during office hours.

Virtual Worship is available via this link

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.