About Sunday Assembly Melbourne

The Sunday Assembly is a godless congregation that celebrates life. Our motto: live better, help often, wonder more. Our mission: to help everyone find and fulfil their potential. Our vision: a godless congregation in every town, city and village that wants one.

We are here for everyone who wants to:

Live Better:

We aim to provide inspiring, thought-provoking and practical ideas that help people to live the lives they want to lead and be the people they want to be.

Help Often:

Assemblies are communities of action building lives of purpose, encouraging us all to help anyone who needs it to support each other.

Wonder More:

Hearing talks, singing as one, listening to readings and even playing games helps us to connect with each other and the awesome world we live in.

The Sunday Assembly:

  1. Is 100% celebration of life. We are born from nothing and go to nothing. Let’s enjoy it together.
  2. Has no doctrine. We have no set texts so we can make use of wisdom from all sources.
  3. Has no deity. We don’t do supernatural but we also won’t tell you you’re wrong if you do.
  4. Is radically inclusive. Everyone is welcome, regardless of their beliefs – this is a place of love that is open and accepting.
  5. If free to attend, not-for-profit and volunteer run. We ask for donations to cover our costs and support our community work.
  6. Has a community mission. Through our Action Heroes (you!), we will be a force for good.
  7. Is independent. We do not accept sponsorship or promote outside businesses, organisations or services.
  8. Is here to stay. With your involvement, The Sunday Assembly will make the world a better place.
  9. We won’t tell you how to live, but we will try to help you do it as well as you can.
  10. And remember point 1… The Sunday Assembly is a celebration of the one life we know we have.

What should you expect from a Sunday Assembly Melbourne event?

Just by being with us you should be energised, vitalised, restored, repaired, refreshed and recharged. No matter what the subject of the Assembly, it will solace worries, provoke kindness and inject a touch of transcendence into the everyday.

But life can be tough… It is. Sometimes bad things happen to good people, we have moments of weakness or life just isn’t fair. We want The Sunday Assembly to be a house of love and compassion, where, no matter what your situation, you are welcomed, accepted and loved.

Most of all, have fun, be nice and join in.

4 thoughts on “About Sunday Assembly Melbourne

    1. Simon Kennedy

      Hi Libby,

      Sorry for the belated response – for some reason I thought I’d already responded. Oh, well.

      At the moment, we have a monthly bookclub and a service. We also aim to have one random social event each month (e.g. rollerskating, picnic) and one volunteering opportunity (e.g. tree planting, blood donation). Our first service for the year is this Sunday at 10:30am (for an 11 o’clock start) at the Collingwood Senior Citizens’ Centre, which is just near Collingwood Station. Here is the link to the event on our website: http://melbourne.sundayassembly.com/events/2015/01/secular-sacredness-january-service/

      Best wishes, 🙂
      Simon

  1. Jenny Pitts

    Hi.
    I have just joined Sunday Assembly.
    Could somebody please tell the when and where the next Sunday Assembly will be held in Melbourne?
    I am very keen to attend.
    Thank you and regards,
    Jenny

    1. Johanna Hunt

      Hi Jenny,
      Firstly, we hope you will forgive the late reply. We’ve only recently regained access to the website editing suite.

      Sunday Assembly Melbourne currently meets on the last Sunday of every month at the Richmond Library Meeting Room (level 2). Check out our events page for more details. You can also find us on Facebook and Meetup.

      Hope to see you there!

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