Sundays

In response to Coronavirus Merewether Uniting will not hold Sunday services til further notice. The Church Council and Elders made this decision in compliance with the NSW ACT UCA Synod strong recommendation. As followers of Jesus and responsible citizens we do all we can for the well-being of ourselves, each other and the world. We do this at all times and are especially conscious of this responsibility in these changing times. On Sundays we will gather differently with a service emailed to the congregation and anyone who requests it. Please email Jennifer at minister.merewetheruca@gmail.com to request this weekly email. There is a Zoom meeting each Sunday after the service time for those who wish to join together via Zoom.

We gather differently until we can again physically join together each Sunday at 9am to reflect, encourage and strengthen our commitment to the values Jesus lived and taught. This begins with adults and children sharing stories of their week and wider world events. Our time together is guided by the insights of Progressive Christianity and also includes contemporary words and songs in an informal format with discussion connecting our identity as followers of Jesus, with the complexities of everyday life. 

Music and singing is integral to our gathering together. The words we say and sing cause us to reflect on how we think of God, spirituality, meaning and ourselves. We welcome the discussion that words used brings. Adults and children are often involved in leading worship and creative activities for everyone are a regular part of worship.

We follow the lectionary readings with a focus on the stories of Jesus and celebrate special times- advent, Christmas, Easter, Volunteer Week, Reconciliation Week, NAIDOC Week, Stroke Week, Social Justice Sunday and the Season of Creation.

Our gatherings include Scripture readings, contemporary readings and stories, a reflection, singing and prayers.

Communion is usually held on the 1st Sunday of each month.

The Sunday morning gathering continues in the hall with morning refreshments including Fair Trade tea and coffee while children play in the hall and/or with outside play equipment.

We are located at 178 Glebe Road Merewether NSW, Australia 2290. See map


Merewether UCA Sunday gatherings (led by)

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Christmas Service

Christmas Day 9am

Easter Services

Good Friday 9am
Easter Sunday 9am

Taize Style Services

Taize Pray Peace symbol with candle

A TAIZE style service of meditative songs and prayers is held at 5pm each second month at Adamstown Uniting Church. 2020 Taize services are held on 8 March, 10 May, 12 July, 13 September, 8 November. 

Learn more about Taize | website | Taize Newcastle facebook


Leadership team

Rev. Jennifer Burns has been the minister at Merewether Uniting since August 2013. Jennifer is a registered nurse with lifelong experience in community engagement. Jennifer is passionate about following the way of Jesus in the 21st century in ways that are consistent with our current scientific knowledge and that bring fullness of life to all people. Jennifer has led the church community to deepen their understanding of life and engage more fully with community activities, the formation of Merewether All-Sorts and the growth of the Community Kitchen Merewether.

Mr. Bill Hennessy, retired teacher and lay leader is a regular worship leader at Merewether Uniting.

Our worship team rotates and includes Rachel Collis or Stephen Campbell-Jones on piano, Sue Jennings and Catriona McKay lead singing. Most weeks adults and children participate in leadership.


Study & Social Groups

There are a number of midweek study groups, exploring ideas about spirituality and meaning in life. There are also 2 social groups enjoying friendships. 

For more information about Sundays or any of our programs at Merewether Uniting Church please contact Rev. Jennifer Burns