Our worship celebrates God’s presence, aiming to inspire, nurture and encourage all to grow in faith.
Worship services are led by lay persons or visiting preachers. Visiting preachers both lay and ordained add new dimensions to our understanding and it is good to have people who are prepared to coma and support us in our ministry. Children are provided with teaching material that follows the service and have an area within the church suitable for them to work in.
Worship 10.30am every Sunday in a welcoming environment.
Special Services over Easter period.
Jallarah Services second and fourth Wednesday at 3.00pm.
Shared lunch follows service once a month, all welcome, there is always food to share.
In months where there are five Sundays the Uniting Church congregation shares a gathering with the Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran congregations in the town. Those who attend are there because they not only enjoy worshipping together, but they also see the value of the Christians in Meningie presenting a united front.
For detail of additional Services see the events calendar.
WE ARE THE UNITING CHURCH
The Uniting Church SA seeks to be an innovative, growing church proclaiming Jesus Christ, empowered by the Spirit to transform God’s world. Read More.
The Uniting Church is a young church – formed on 22 June 1977, when the Congregational, Methodist, and Presbyterian Churches united to become one. The Basis of Union is the document which affirms our Christian faith and is the guide to what is central to the life of the Uniting Church in Australia. Read the Basis of Union here.
VISION & HISTORY
The Meningie Uniting Church is a member of the Grace Connections Network and is led through the Leadership Team because we do not have a minister in settlement.
With an all member ministry we encourage each person to contribute their gifts, time and energy to reach out in God’s love.
The Church involved a wide cross-section of community in a Planning Day in February 2014. The major impetus from that day was to seek greater cooperation with the Ngarrindjeri members of our community. Services and other events are being planned accordingly.
We are a Christ-centred people reaching out into the community sharing
Our worship celebrates God’s presence, aiming to inspire, nurture and
encourage all to grow in faith. In valuing our local and Church communities
we seek meaningful and practical ways to share our resources. We encourage
each person to contribute their gifts, time and energy to reach out in God’s
We seek to provide a hospitable and respectful environment for the Meningie
and Districts people to worship, celebrate and have fellowship with each
other and God: in partnership with the United Aboriginal and Islander
Christian Congress and Ngarrindjeri people.
We celebrated 50 years of the laying of the foundation stone of the present church building on 30 March 2008. A King James Version of the bible located in the church was donated to the ‘Meningie Chapel’ on 26 January 1879.
The church surrounds feature a publicly available meditation garden with paved areas and attractive, low-water use, native garden.
A recent upgrade of the building included complete new toilets and a modern kitchen, while within the church itself pews have been replaced with modern welcoming seating, the carpet has been replaced and the church and hall have been air-conditioned. A continuing program aims to maintain the premises as a suitable venue for worship.
MEET THE TEAM
Jeff Wright Chairperson (08) 8575 5029
Bill Paterson Secretary 0427 971 355
Jill Paterson Treasurer (08) 8575 1054
Steve Starling (Hall hire 2nd) (08) 8575 1343
Corinthia Kuchel House Group (08) 8575 1760
Bevra Squires Hall Hire (08) 8575 1693
John Lawrie Preaching Plan Coordinator (08) 8575 0060
Nancy Burgoyne Music Coordinator (08) 8575 1249
Jill Paterson Worship Liaison 0417 864 829
The following committees assist in the management of the church:
Worship and Property
Web Administrator: John Nebauer