In worship at Richmond Uniting we seek to create space for authentic, transformative worship of the Divine who comes to us in Jesus and reaches out to us in Spirit.
We take the bible seriously, not literally, as we wrestle with what it means to walk the way of Jesus.
We explore this sacred text in context: in the contexts in which these sacred texts were written and the context of our own living in the 21st century.
There is space to reflect together and to share different views. There is space for stillness.
There is space to offer prayers together, and to pray in different ways, to sing together: unaccompanied, with piano, with percussion, with organ and with guitar, and to feast together.
Children are valued as important members of the community.
Noise is welcome and there are opportunities for children to participate meaningfully in worship and to engage playfully and creatively with the Jesus story.
Worship is (usually) at 10am on Sundays on the first, second, third and fifth Sundays of the month, with Holy Communion on the second Sunday of the month and on the fourth Sunday of the month at the Fourth at Five.
On the Fourth Sunday of the month we worship at 5pm as we share in food together
The Fourth at Five
The Fourth at Five provides an opportunity to reconnect with patterns of worship in the early church:
We share in a simple meal together as we worship; chewing over sacred texts together and sharing in Holy Communion. If you would like to bring a little food to share, a little fruit, some cheese etc, you are very welcome to, but there is no need to bring anything either. Everyone is welcome.
At Richmond Uniting we are delighted to provide an organ scholarship. Our current organ scholar is Pamela Wainwright, Pamela plays the beautiful pipe organ on the second Sunday of the month.
At Richmond Uniting you are welcome to participate as much or as little as they feel able.
If you have been to church often, not at all, or not in a long time, you are welcome.
Minister: Rev. Dr. Sally Douglas