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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Services

All live services and face-to-face gatherings at High Street Road and St John’s are suspended while the current lock-down is in force – currently until midnight Thursday 10 June, 2021.

Latest update on Covid-19 Restrictions:

We have had to make the difficult decision to cancel live worship at HSR this Sunday. Our virtual service
will be online as usual. This week’s changes to the Covid-19 restrictions, allowing a 50 person attendee limit, would have required us to reinstate our booking system. Our cleaning protocols would also require us to return to the strict standards of last year. This could not be achieved in the short time available before Sunday.


We hope that these restrictions will be lifted in time for our Cluster Service at St Luke’s on 20th June and that we can all be together to celebrate the UCA Anniversary.

Our Virtual Service will be available on Sunday 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. Many of our committees were 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.

Sunday Evenings

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

COVID-19

Once Coronavirus restrictions eased, we commenced Covid Safe face to face worship on Sunday 6th December at St John’s. Sunday 13th December was at HSRUC and now services are held at 9:45 am each Sunday at alternate worship centres. Full details of our services together with Covid Safe requirements 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, St Luke’s, St Mark’s, the Melbourne Fijian Uniting Church and High Street Road Uniting Church Mount Waverley.

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 St John’s, 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 13 June Virtual Online
here

via Zoom Meeting
ID: 863 4496 3833
Room opens 5:50 pm

Rev Julie & Rev Semisi
Online only

6:00-7:30 pm Sunday PM
OUR CHURCH AND OUR INTER-CULTURAL CONTEXT
Special guest: Gloria Hwang
See below for further details of our Study

Sunday 20 June St Luke’s 9:45 am Cluster Service

UCA Anniversary
All Cluster Clergy

Sunday 27 June HSR

9:45 am Rev Semisi Tauali’i

SUNDAY EVENING WORSHIP

NEW STUDY SERIES SUNDAY PM
OUR CHURCH AND OUR INTER-CULTURAL CONTEXT
Next session:    Sunday 13th June   Guest:  Gloria Hwang
Leaders:  Julie, Semisi and Ian McKinnon
Zoom access meeting ID: 863 4496 3833 (no password required)

The meeting room will be open from 5:50pm. This is the third 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.