Jesus practised radical inclusion!

Woden Valley Uniting Church welcomes all, regardless of age, race, creed, gender, cultural background or sexual orientation.

Sunday 10.00am Morning Service

Sunday morning “in-person” worship, our main service, is held at 10 am in the Main Hall. You don't have to dress in any particular way, and you can sit anywhere you like; there are no 'reserved' or 'usual' seats. The services are also broadcast live via Zoom. To access the broadcast, use this link: Sunday Worship Service  

The Order of Service for each Sunday's service, usually posted by the Friday before, is here.

You will find in this service familiar elements of a Uniting Church service of worship with a message, prayers and hymn singing. Passing of the Peace is always practised. We usually sing a Psalm. We value Biblical scholarship and progressive Christian theology. Participation of members of the congregation in the service, for example in leading prayers, is encouraged.  Usually at the end of the service we share joys and concerns.

Communion is offered on the 4th Sunday of the month. If you are joining the morning service on Zoom, you are encouraged to have some bread and juice or wine on hand in order to participate in the sacrament at the appropriate time. 

For those gathering in person, there is morning tea/coffee following the service.  

Sunday 5pm Meditation 

We are a small group whose members value meditating together. Our weekly meeting comprises readings and music structured around 20 mins of silence, with an opportunity for some discussion at the end of the session.  

The guidance we offer follows the practice of the World Community of Christian Meditation (WCCM) http://wccm.org/ 

Over the past several years our readings have included material from WCCM and Quaker traditions, Thich Nat Hanh and Tim Costello’s 2016 book Faith

In 2024 our readings will include excerpts from Benignus O’Rourke’s small book about St Augustine’s spirituality Finding your Hidden Treasureand from Psalms for Praying: An Invitation to Wholeness by Nan Merrill.

Sunday 6pm Gathering@6 

Gathering@6 is a small informal evening service “in the round”. It has three main elements: a simple liturgy including music; sharing of joys and concerns, about our own lives and about the wider world; and a discussion led by one of the group.

Some of the topics discussed last year were: reflecting on the report of the Disability Royal Commission; Nick Cave on grief, faith and music; the prosperity Gospel - a theology for its time?; looking again at the Apostles Creed; and study of passages from the Gospels of Matthew and John. The topics for the month can be found at the Our news tab.

Communion is celebrated on the first Sunday of the month. This takes the form of an Agape Meal, a simple meal commencing with the sacramental sharing of bread and wine, recalling the meals Jesus shared with his disciples.

Where we meet.  

Meditation Group and Gathering@6 meet via Zoom, except for the first Sunday in the month when we meet in person, at the church, in the Brindabella Room.

For all our Sunday services and activities, special arrangements apply over the Christmas/ new year period up until the start of the school year. 

Visitors to all of our Sunday services and activities are most welcome

For more info and Zoom links see the entry in the Calendar of What's On tab or contact secretary.wvuc@gmail.com