Never Been to Church Before
It can be very daunting to come to a church for the first time ever – or for the first time in a long time.
It can be especially daunting if you have been “hurt” or maybe even “abused” by the church in the past.
At Leigh Memorial Uniting – we will make you welcome.
We seek to be sensitive to people’s backgrounds in what we say (that is, through our prayers and our music) – and our church, the Uniting Church in Australia, believes that its congregations are a “pilgrim people” who are “on the way”.
In other words – we are all on a ‘journey’ together.
We recognize that entering a church involves more than simply going through a door. The Christian faith is expressed through a story-line which is, in some ways, like an entry into a whole new world. It can take time to become familiar with the language of that new world and with things which are involved, such as when to stand up and when to sit down or what certain words and actions mean. But – there is no rush and no timeframe for this knowledge or understanding. We will share this experience with you as friends and there are many opportunities for support.
Click the link for and explanation of What Happens and Why in a Service of Worship