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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  – Exploring music, art, faith and community, with guest performers, held in the Dungeon under the Church.
  • 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 – 1st Sundays of the month

Feast – 1st Sundays of the month

1st Sundays of the month
6pm in the Church foyer

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.

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Feast – 1st Sundays of the month

Feast – 1st Sundays of the month

1st Sundays of the month
6pm in the Church foyer

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.

Continue Reading

Expresso at Inspiracy

Expresso at Inspiracy

Saturday 19 May 2018
7 – 10.30pm in the Dungeon
$10/5 concession entry. Food & drink available to purchase.

The first Expresso of 2018 will be part of the Inspiracy Festival, featuring a brilliant lineup of performers responding passionately to justice and climate change.  Continue Reading

Expresso at Inspiracy

Expresso at Inspiracy

Saturday 19 May 2018
7 – 10.30pm in the Dungeon
$10/5 concession entry. Food & drink available to purchase.

The first Expresso of 2018 will be part of the Inspiracy Festival, featuring a brilliant lineup of performers responding passionately to justice and climate change.  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, and the Altar/d Art Series page for current art installations in the church.

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

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program – Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, especially those involved in pastoral ministry including Priests, Religious, Ministers, Pastors, Chaplains and Lay people whose ministry is in visitation. Learn more about the training program.

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.

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, Continue Reading

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

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Emmanuel Spiritual Direction Formation 2019

Adamstown Church is supporting the development of a four year training program, starting in 2019, to train appropriate people for the ministry of Spiritual Direction. This program will be of interest to people who feel called to accompany others on a spiritual journey to a deeper relationship with God, Continue Reading

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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