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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 on selected Saturdays Expresso – Faith, Art & Music Community – Exploring music, art, faith and community, with guest performers, held in the Dungeon under the Church. (Watch this space for changes to Expresso in 2018 – now on selected Saturdays!)
  • 6pm other Sundays
    Shared snacks from 6pm, 6.30pm contemporary worship, held in the church auditorium.

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.

Feast returns Sunday 4 FEB 2018!

Feast returns Sunday 4 FEB 2018!

Sunday 4 February 2018
6pm in the Church foyer

Save the date for the first FEAST back in 2018. We will be discussing ‘new beginnings giving hope its legs’. FEAST is a shared meal around a big table – for stories, conversation and a shared Communion. Please bring a simple plate of food to share. All welcome.

Feast returns Sunday 4 FEB 2018!

Feast returns Sunday 4 FEB 2018!

Sunday 4 February 2018
6pm in the Church foyer

Save the date for the first FEAST back in 2018. We will be discussing ‘new beginnings giving hope its legs’. FEAST is a shared meal around a big table – for stories, conversation and a shared Communion. Please bring a simple plate of food to share. All welcome.

Messy Church returns Sunday 11 FEB!

Messy Church returns Sunday 11 FEB!

Save the date for the first Messy Church back!
Sunday 11 February 2018
10.30am in the Memorial Hall

See you in February for another great year together! Messy Church is a playful, fun, all-age messy event with lots of singing, dancing, craft, stories and snacks.

Messy Church returns Sunday 11 FEB!

Messy Church returns Sunday 11 FEB!

Save the date for the first Messy Church back!
Sunday 11 February 2018
10.30am in the Memorial Hall

See you in February for another great year together! Messy Church is a playful, fun, all-age messy event with lots of singing, dancing, craft, stories and snacks.

That’s a wrap for Expresso in 2017!

That’s a wrap for Expresso in 2017!

And that’s a wrap for another great year of Expresso! Thank you to all of our incredible guests this year who have brought such a rich diversity of music and insight to the Dungeon stage. A big thank you to our appreciative audience and hardworking volunteers too! Expresso wouldn’t happen without your continued support.

Stay tuned for exciting new changes to Expresso in 2018.

That’s a wrap for Expresso in 2017!

That’s a wrap for Expresso in 2017!

And that’s a wrap for another great year of Expresso! Thank you to all of our incredible guests this year who have brought such a rich diversity of music and insight to the Dungeon stage. A big thank you to our appreciative audience and hardworking volunteers too! Expresso wouldn’t happen without your continued support.

Stay tuned for exciting new changes to Expresso in 2018.

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.

Bright Ideas Playgroup

Bright Ideas Playgroup

Fridays 10am – 12pm
Bright Ideas Room, Adamstown Uniting Church Hall

This free community-based playgroup meets on Fridays (school terms only) in the Bright Ideas Room (accessed through the Memorial Hall, behind the stage). Lots of fun arts and crafts for all ages. Morning tea provided.Bright Ideas Playgroup flier

Bright Ideas Playgroup

Bright Ideas Playgroup

Fridays 10am – 12pm
Bright Ideas Room, Adamstown Uniting Church Hall

This free community-based playgroup meets on Fridays (school terms only) in the Bright Ideas Room (accessed through the Memorial Hall, behind the stage). Lots of fun arts and crafts for all ages. Morning tea provided.Bright Ideas Playgroup flier

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