On the Sunday before Australia Day, Uniting Church congregations hold services to
reflect on the dispossession of Australia’s First Peoples and the ongoing injustices faced by First Nations people in this land. For those of us who are Second Peoples from many lands, we lament that we were and remain complicit.
The purpose of ‘A Day of Mourning’ is not to engender guilt, but invites us to listen to the truth of the effects of colonisation and racism on First Peoples and to hope that in confronting this truth we will discover ways to create communities of justice and healing.
I hope that you can join with us this Sunday in both lament and hope, responding to the call to love our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander neighbours as ourselves.
Peace and blessings
Sunday at St Michael's
After-service morning tea & coffee
Morning tea and coffee will be served in the Hall after the service.
Retiring Offering (In Church) Offering boxes are located by the main doors of the church.
GivingTap and Pay (In Church & Hall)
Tap and Pay donation points are located at the entrance on the corner of Collins and Russel Streets, St Michael's Walk Colonnade and just in the church at the St Michael's entrance. A donation point also located in the Hall (after service). To give, tap your credit, debit card, smartphone or wearable device on a 'Tap and Pay' device where indicated.
Online Giving We welcome your support via bank transfer or credit card using the forms on our website. Alternatively, cheques may be mailed to the St Michaels office. For regular or one-off offerings make an online deposit to: St Michael's Uniting Church. BSB: 083004 A/C: 515113338
Honouring the spirituality and resistance of queer people of faith. Led by St Michael's LGBTIQA+ minister, Rev Dr Margaret Mayman, with our members and friends. Inspiring liturgy and beautiful music. We wil be joined by the Consort of Melbourne LGBTIQA+ choir, singing selections from the Midsumma 2023 'Homophonic!'repertoire.
'For everyone, a place at the table'- join us after service for coffee, tea and treats
Midsumma Festival: 22 Days of Celebration
The Midsumma Festival is here and St Michael's is a part of it. Midsumma is Australia's premier queer arts and cultural organisation, bringing together a diverse mix of LGBTQIA+ artists, performers, communities and audiences. There are 22 days of diverse art forms, sport, social events and public forums.
The Cooperative Summer School: Theologies of Disability
Join Margaret and other memebrs of St Michael's to explore theologies of disability in a course run by the Cooperative in Brisbane. Learning how Christian theolgy has understood and misunderstood disability and impairment is critical to our commitment to being inclusive. When: 1, 8, 15 & 22 February, 5:30pm-7:30pm AEDT) Where: via Zoom $20