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Worship Services

We are a welcoming and inclusive community that celebrates the gifts of human diversity, including people of all ages, racial backgrounds, married, divorced, single and diverse gender identities. 

Adamstown Uniting Church offers a variety of worship services throughout the month to suit different ages and interests.

Morning Services

  • 9am every Sunday
    A traditional but relaxed service mixing music and innovation held in the Church Auditorium.
  • 10.30am Second and Fourth SundaysMessy Church
    A fun and messy event where kids come first. Lots of singing, dancing, craft, stories and snacks, held in the Memorial Hall.
  • 10.30am Third Sunday – Messy Church PLUS
    A playful all age worship event followed by a shared lunch.

Evening Services

  • 6pm First SundayFEAST – A table of food, story & nourishment!
    Shared food and stories around a communion table, held in the church foyer. Members of the community and special guests will share an aspect of their life journey. This is a family friendly and inclusive space where everyone is welcome to the table.
  • 6pm other Sundays
    Shared snacks from 6pm, 6.30pm contemporary worship, held in the church auditorium.
  • 6pm Fourth SundayExpresso – Faith, Art & Music Community
    Exploring music, art, faith and community – with guest performers, held in the Dungeon under the Church.

If you’d like to know more about about any of these services please contact the office. You can watch videos and listen to audio from some of our services below.

September Feast – Fathers Day

September Feast – Fathers Day

Sunday 3 September 2017
6pm in the Church foyer

FEAST is a shared meal around a big table – for stories, conversation and a shared Communion. September’s Feast is on Father’s Day. We will talk about fathers – absent and present. Please bring a simple plate of food to share.

September Feast – Fathers Day

September Feast – Fathers Day

Sunday 3 September 2017
6pm in the Church foyer

FEAST is a shared meal around a big table – for stories, conversation and a shared Communion. September’s Feast is on Father’s Day. We will talk about fathers – absent and present. Please bring a simple plate of food to share.

Messy September – Prayer

Messy September – Prayer

Sunday 3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2017
10.30am in the Memorial Hall

Our August theme is ‘Prayer’. Everyone is welcome to join in the 9am family communion service in the church on Sunday 3rd. Sunday 10th is a 10am start for a light Father’s Day breakfast before Messy Church. We will have a prayer meditation at Messy Church Plus on the 17th followed by lunch together.

Messy September – Prayer

Messy September – Prayer

Sunday 3, 10, 17 & 24 September 2017
10.30am in the Memorial Hall

Our August theme is ‘Prayer’. Everyone is welcome to join in the 9am family communion service in the church on Sunday 3rd. Sunday 10th is a 10am start for a light Father’s Day breakfast before Messy Church. We will have a prayer meditation at Messy Church Plus on the 17th followed by lunch together.

Expresso with Naomi Nash

Expresso with Naomi Nash

Sunday 24 September 2017
6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon
FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase.

Our September Expresso guest is singer-songwriter Naomi Nash. Naomi’s songs are about the deeper things … space, time, grief, and this beautiful country of ours. Naomi started playing guitar during an 18 month trip around Australia, Continue Reading

Expresso with Naomi Nash

Expresso with Naomi Nash

Sunday 24 September 2017
6 – 8pm in the Church Dungeon
FREE entry. Food & drink available to purchase.

Our September Expresso guest is singer-songwriter Naomi Nash. Naomi’s songs are about the deeper things … space, time, grief, and this beautiful country of ours. Naomi started playing guitar during an 18 month trip around Australia, Continue Reading

Church Life

Adamstown Uniting Church runs many programs and activities that people can connect with beyond Sunday services. Justice and the arts is at the heart of many of these activities, and the church is a hub for creative events in the community. Blessed with many musically-gifted members of the congregation, concerts are held throughout the year. Check out Expresso and Adamstown Arts for upcoming events.

As well as large events we offer smaller group gatherings and opportunities for reflection.

Study and Reflection

Study groups including a book club are held on a regular basis.

Spiritual Direction

The Church offers an active ministry in spiritual direction, which is designed to enable individuals to deepen their relationship with God and to support the integration of grace in their lives. Sessions are usually offered over a one hour duration in a private setting with an average cost of $50 or by negotiation.

The four people available for spiritual direction can be contacted below.

  • Rev Nerida Drake
    Certificate in Spiritual Direction (SCRD)
    Email Nerida 
  • Rev Malcolm Drake
    Certificate in Spiritual Direction (SCRD)
    Email Malcolm
  • Gloria Carter
    Emmanuel Certificate in Spiritual Direction
    Email Gloria
  • Jenny Moylan
    Emmanuel Certificate in Spiritual Direction
    Email Jenny

Workshops

Health and well being, creativity and personal development events and workshops are offered on an ongoing basis. Check out Adamstown Arts for any upcoming workshops.

Community Activities

The Church supports a variety of groups exploring health, well being and creative development such as Heartmoves, Move to Vitality, meditation and gentle exercise.

There is also a new ‘Bright Ideas Playgroup’ that will start meeting every Tuesday from the 7 March 2017 in the Bright Ideas Room (accessed via the Memorial Hall). A safe environment, with a well resourced and community-based playgroup. Please bring morning tea for your child. Coffee/tea available for parents and carers. Download flier.

Information about hiring one of our spaces for your next community event is available on our contact page.

Ministry Team

Rev Dr Rod Pattenden

Rev Dr Rod Pattenden has been minister at Adamstown since June 2012 and brings a strong background working in the arts and community development.

Rod is interested in the links between faith and creativity and the call to live a full life. He maintains an approach to life and faith that values curiosity, wonder and gratefulness.

His leadership has deepened the Church’s involvement in the arts in a way that celebrates life and engages in justice making. He has a playful sense of humour and a hopeful passion for life.

Watch the ‘Putting the Arts in Adamstown Arts’ video by John Cliff below, to hear more about Rod’s involvement with the Arts.

Testing Tradition – Seminar with Val Webb

Testing Tradition – Seminar with Val Webb

Sunday 29 October 2017
2 – 4pm in the Church Auditorium
Tickets $20/$15 (conc.)

“There has never been only one Christian truth, despite what people claim. Theological ideas have waxed and waned through history, taking conflicting turns with changing leaders, worldviews and political forces.” Continue Reading

Testing Tradition – Seminar with Val Webb

Testing Tradition – Seminar with Val Webb

Sunday 29 October 2017
2 – 4pm in the Church Auditorium
Tickets $20/$15 (conc.)

“There has never been only one Christian truth, despite what people claim. Theological ideas have waxed and waned through history, taking conflicting turns with changing leaders, worldviews and political forces.” Continue Reading

– Our church meets on the traditional lands of the Awabakal people, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present –

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