Join us for our next Monthly Service
Unitarian Universalism is a non-creedal faith. We believe that the freedom to explore one’s own spirituality is an intrinsic right of every individual, and that it is impossible that all people can or will share the same beliefs. We have guiding principles and sources that inform our actions. We are seekers after meaning and direction in our lives.
Our fellowship is a community of individuals who support each other in seeking spiritual meaning and direction in our lives. When we gather, we seek to create a sacred time and place. As Unitarian-Universalists, we take action in support of a fair, just and compassionate society. All are welcome in a spirit of mutual respect.
In most services, we focus on themes of spiritual growth, human potential, and moral issues that we all face in everyday living. There is also an emphasis on addressing important social and ethical issues, as well as a strong sense that being and working together provides us the sense of community and belonging that many of us need and seek.
Here are some recent examples of the themes of our services:
The Year of the Rat
Martha Turner, Melbourne Unitarian Leader (1839-1915)
Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice
The Masks We Wear
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You can see our past and future events here.
On the first Sunday of the month, we hold an informal zoom service. These sessions vary and may be a guided meditation, a discussion on a Unitarian-Universalist principle, or a speaker on a social justice issue.
This month we discussed our Sixth Principle: We affirm and promote ... The goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all. We considered this reflection from Rev. Sean Parker Dennison, Tree of Life Congregation, McHenry, Illinois, USA.
The sixth Principle seems extravagant in its hopefulness and improbable in its prospects. Can we continue to say we want ‘world community’? ‘Peace, liberty, and justice for all’? The world is full of genocide, abuse, terror, and war. What have we gotten ourselves into?
As naïve or impossible as the sixth Principle may seem, I’m not willing to give up on it. In the face of our culture’s apathy and fear, I want to imagine and help create a powerful vision of peace by peaceful means, liberty by liberatory means, justice by just means. I want us to believe—and to live as if we believe—that a world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all is possible. There is no guarantee that we will succeed, but I can assure you that we will improve ourselves and improve the world by trying.
We hope you will join us.
Join us for our next Service on 16 April at 11am.
We meet monthly in the Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre in Carlton, meeting room 3. We also broadcast our service on zoom.
In March, to mark Womens History Month, Janine Rizzetti introduced us to Mary Montgomerie Bennett (1881-1961), teacher and activist for indigenous rights and justice. Her advocacy for a "just relationship" between Indigenous and settler Australians brought the issue of Aboriginal human rights to the world stage and has resonances for us now as we head towards the Voice referendum. You can read Janine's talk here.
Kathleen Syme Library and Community Centre
251 Faraday Street
Carlton, Vic 3053 (find map below)
Or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org for the zoom link if you want to join us online.
Rites of Passage
Our Fellowhip offers Rite of Passage servcies, including:
Services are led by Rev Ralph Catts.
Learn more abour Ralph and services offered here.
Melbourne Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Inc.
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Kathleen Syme Library
251 Faraday Street
Carlton, Vic 3053