Vision Statement


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A traditional shape where creative worship is explored, in drama, music and congregational response, speaking to us in modern language. Traditional and contemporary music feature both in congregational singing and on occasion presented by a singing group. Communion is celebrated twice a month on the 2nd and 4th Sunday.
The service is usually has a special theme, sometimes includes the celebration of communion and often includes creative worship planned and led by a wider group of people.

Music plays a significant part in the worship at Morialta.Music 2015-1
Keyboard music from the piano is provided by a group of rostered musicians, who are joined by other instrumental players.

Morialta uses the Revised Common Lectionary as a guide for the theme of its worship on most occasions.

Beyond our Walls – Replace by live stream
Morialta Uniting Church is open to exploring connections and links with congregations in urban and rural areas and to resource Congregations, Groups, Chaplains, Pastoral Care, individual and personal worship.

Morialta colinOut of that openness grew the project “Beyond our Walls”, began in October 2013 with monthly filming of Morialta’s normal worship service and production of a DVD for distribution to churches for trial, comment and refinement.


Morialta has resourced “Beyond our Walls” with appropriate equipment and trained operators to ensure presentation skills of a high order.

Feedback and critical appraisal informs and guides the Steering Group, presenters, technicians and members of the congregation.

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Link to “Beyond our Walls” page or see our “Sermons” page

View Promotional video

Podcasts are available on a weekly basis here.

Worship services are available on CD by request or as mp3 files.
For further information, please contact the Church Office

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Pastoral Care

Pastoral care at Morialta Uniting Church is highly valued and draws on the compassion of the whole congregation. We have an amazing network of a Pastoral Partners. Each of these partners has a list of people with whom they intentionally connect on a regular basis.

There is a Pastoral Care Team that meets monthly to help ensure that everybody is gathered up in the arms of care. Phone calls, personal visits, handmade cards and networking supplement the general love and care that is expressed by all in the congregation.

For further information please contact;
Margaret on 0439 954 814

Visits from our ministers can include the celebration of Holy Communion for those unable to attend worship regularly.

For more information
Morialta Uniting Church
Box 619, Magill 5072
Church Office: 83319344

Children and Youth

Morialta Uniting Church has a regular Sunday program for children & youth during school term times.  Children join the
9.30 am worship and go out to their own programs after a short time.

We also take part in a number of Uniting Church programs such as: KUCA Campout & SAYCO
Morialta UCA Child Safe Policy
link to FORMS

Permission to take part in Morialta Youth programs
CYYA Permission Form

Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals

Click here to see Baptism clip or go to our home page – Our Video Links – “Special Event” to see full Baptism.

Click here to see Baptism clip or go to our home page“ Our Video Links “Special Even to see full Baptism.

Baptism celebrates our identity as people loved by God, and makes us part of  the community of those who follow Christ.

Baptisms are normally celebrated during the 9.30 service, where the congregation will welcome you into the community and promise to support you as you begin to live out your baptism or as you help your children to do so. If you would like to be baptised or to bring your children to be baptised please talk to our minister.

The Christian celebration of marriage is an act of worship in which we offer praise to God for the life and love God has given us. You invite the people gathered to witness your declaration of  love to each other and your promises to be faithful to one another, and we ask God’s blessing on your marriage.

You can make an initial inquiry through the church office. A copy of our wedding brochure can be posted or emailed to you. Your booking can be confirmed once you have paid a deposit and had your first meeting with our minister. Three or four meetings with the minister will allow you to complete the necessary legal paperwork, complete and discuss the PREPARE* resource, and plan your celebration.


A well-planned funeral can help us honour and give thanks for the life of the person who has died as we affirm the Christian understanding that, even after we die, we continue in God’s love. If you are in the position of needing to organise a funeral and would like it to be at Morialta please contact our minister.


Minister:  Rev Bob Hutchinson


Mobile:  0422 264 332

Phone:  8336 2676


Lay Leadership
The Church Council fulfills a central role at Morialta as members participate in exploring and building vision. The congregation seeks to identify those who can bring commitment, energy, skills and willingness to this role  and who will work with faith, hope and grace to enable the life and mission of this worshiping community as members. Members of council elected by the congregation are Elders.

Role of Elders
The Role of Elders as stated in the UCA Constitution and Regulations, para. 3.1.10 (a) reads as follows:

The ministry of Elder is one of spiritual oversight, and may also be exercised in pastoral visitation, teaching, encouraging members of the Congregation to share in mission, and assisting the Minister in leadership of worship and administration of the sacraments and other areas in the life of the Congregation.  Elders who serve on the Church Council have a particular responsibility to ensure that matters of spiritual oversight, pastoral care and the mission of the Church have priority in the work of the Church Council.

Elders and members of Church Council share the responsibilities of the Council.  All Elders are not expected to do all things.   This would be unreasonable, unnecessary and unhelpful. Rather, each Elder is valued for her/his particular strengths and gifts and is encouraged to share these in fulfilling the mission. Most Elders are also members of one of the the Ministry Teams, providing a means of communication between Church Council and the Teams and assisting Teams developing the mission focus by bringing an understanding of the overall vision and direction. Elders are not directly representative of Teams in their membership of Council, or in their contribution to discussion and decision making.  They share in the discernment of mission.

The Chairperson and Secretary of Church Council provide leadership and support to Council both during meetings and as members endeavour to carry out their roles

Church Council Members:
Rhonda Amber (Secretary)
Chris Ayles
Helena Begg
Bruce Ind (Chairperson)
Carole Lyons  (Treasurer)
Lachlan Mackenzie
Pauline Norman

Church Congregation Leaders:
Bruce Ind  (Chairperson)
Craig Mackenzie  (Secretary)

Ministry Teams
There are nine ministry teams at Morialta.
Each has a team leader, appointed by Church Council.
The team leader is supported by an Elder from Council and other members of the team.

Ministry Team Invitation

Worship and Faith Education Mission Ministry Team

Leader: Bob Hutchinson (Interim)
Mobile: 0422 264 332
Elder: Carole Lyons
Team: Pam Ayles
Jan Sillett
Beverley Tredrea
Pastoral Care Mission Ministry Team
  Leader: TBA

Rhonda Amber
Barbara Buckton
Fay Goldsworthy
Doug Hosking
Bruce Ind
Jing Luo
Cynthia Story

Community Centre Mission Ministry Team — More
Leader: Bruce Ind
Phone: 0413 606 200
Elder: Helena Begg
Team: Margaret Clogg
Anne Ind
Carole Lyons
Mary Watson
Children, Youth and Young Adults Mission Ministry Team
craig Leader: Craig Mackenzie
Elder: Rhonda Amber
Team: Cheryl Buckingham
Jing Luo
Tasha Sampson
Eunice Sullivan
Tiffany Winn
Social Justice Mission Ministry Team (in recess) –More
Elder: Bruce Ind
Team: Bruce Ind
Colin Cargill
David Purling
Jenny Swanbury
Property Operational Ministry Team  
Leader: Chris Ayles
Mobile: 0407 719 870
Team: Merv Boundy
Ray Clogg
Brian Hogben
Anne Ind
Bruce Ind
Carole Lyons


Finance Operational Ministry Team  
  Leader:  Carole Lyons
  Phone: 0407 320 856
  Elder: Rhonda Amber
  Team: Helena Begg
Steve Begg
Anne Ind
Arlene Lomman


Administration Operational Ministry Team
  Leader: Helena Begg
Elder: Rhonda Amber
Team: Office Co-ordinator
Margaret Cargill
Matthew Mackenzie
John Secombe
Communication Operational Ministry Team
Leader: Sharon Mackenzie
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Elder: John Secombe
Team: Lachlan Mackenzie
Matthew Mackenzie
Audio Visual Leadership Team – more…
  Leader: Matthew Mackenzie
Elder: Lachlan Mackenzie
Team: Margaret Cargill
John Drew
John Secombe
Information and training page
Monday Boys Team
Leader: Rob Webbe
Phone: 8337 9314
Team: John Beard
Merv Boundy
Bob Lloyd
Roger Whibley

Mission Possible! May 2017 and beyond

Resourcing Morialta’s mission into the future


Our church and community centre are well equipped for people of all abilities to be able to attend.  Facilities include:

    • Hearing loop – in both the church and main hall
    • Wheelchair access
    • Drop off point
    • Large print materials

Please contact the church office for further information