Most Sundays there are two services at Morialta.
A reflective, smaller service, where traditional liturgy, poetic readings and recorded music are included in worship. It is quiet and intimate. Communion is celebrated twice a month on the 1st and 3rd Sundays.
When there is a 5th Sunday in the month, a combined service, sometimes including the celebration of Communion, is held at 9:30 am. This service usually has a special theme and often includes creative worship planned and led by a wider group of people.
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.
Where there is a 5th Sunday in the month, 8:15 and 9:30 communities come together in a combined service at 9:30. 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.
Combined services are also held during January and on other special occasions.
Keyboard music from the piano or Clavinova 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
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.
Out 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.
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
Pastoral care at Morialta Uniting Church is highly valued and draws on the compassion of the whole congregation. We have an amazing network of ‘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;
Doug Hosking on 8336 6010
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 worship and go out to their own programs after a short time.
Baptisms, Weddings & Funerals
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
The Church Council fulfils 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 worshipping 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:
Margaret Cargill (Chairperson) (Business Committee)
Carole Lyons (Treasurer) (Business Committee)
Christine Secombe (Secretary)(Business Committee)
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: Jenny Swanbury
Elder: Beverley Tredrea
Team: Pam Ayles
Pastoral Care Mission Ministry Team
Leader: Doug Hosking
Elder: Rhonda Amber
Team: Rhonda Amber
Community Centre Mission Ministry Team — More
Leader: John Powers
Mobile: 0426 228 119
Elder: Helena Begg
Team: Anne Ind
Children, Youth and Young Families Mission Ministry Team
Leader: Craig Mackenzie
Elder: Jing Luo
Social Justice Mission Ministry Team –More
Leader: Colin Cargill
M: 0427 122 106
Elder: Christine Secombe
Team: Bruce Ind
Elder: Carole Lyons
Team: Merv Boundy
Finance Operational Ministry Team
Leader: Carole Lyons
Mobile: 0407 320 856
Team: Steve Begg
Communication and Administration Operational Ministry Team
Leader: Lorraine Powers
Elder: Helena Begg
Team: Colin Cargill
Audio Visual Group – more…
Leader: John Drew
Technical Coordinator: John Secombe – 0407 601 726 – Email: email@example.com
Team: Ruth Dunning
Monday Fix-it Team
Leader: Rob Webbe
Phone: 8337 9314
Team: John Beard
Mission – Possible! May 2017 and beyond
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