When we think about those people in our lives who we consider to be truly beautiful, invariably our thoughts turn to those who bear qualities such as kindness, generosity, and warmth; those who have been there in a time of need, demonstrated selflessness, or personified those things that we most value. We don’t choose our […]
Group singing is easily the most controversial aspect of Sunday Assembly. Some people love it, others complain. Some clap hands, dance, and yodel at the top of their lungs, others mutter beneath their breath. So why do we sing at our events? Because it just makes good science.
(This is a transcript of the speech given by Emily Chauvel Byrne on 22nd February, 2015 at the monthly meeting of Sunday Assembly Melbourne.) (Acknowledgement of Country) Before I get into the presentation today, I thought I would share why I became involved in the Constitutional Recognition campaign. Throughout my schooling I was aware of this silence and […]
(This article is a write-up of a presentation given by Heather McLaughlin 30th November, 2014 at the monthly meeting of Sunday Assembly Melbourne.) I could call myself a micro-philanthropist. I could even call myself an international financier. But in actual fact I am merely a semi-retired teacher (a single older woman on a modest income) who […]
I’d never been part of a formal ceremony before. I wasn’t baptised, bat mitzvah-ed, or confirmed. I skipped my graduation night. I’ve never been married and no one has ever asked me to play flower girl or bridesmaid. But when my first-born arrived I found myself wanting to have a formal ritual.
Many of you will be aware that our service this Sunday will be a very special one: Not only are we taking part in the Changemakers Festival, but… We will be officially welcoming Winnie, the newborn daughter of Katie and Ritchie, with a Grand Hello ceremony.
Should cars have square wheels? No. No, they shouldn’t. But is it a good idea? Yes, definitely. Let me explain… Square wheels on our cars would be a bad idea in reality – it would result in terrible wear on the wheels, for one thing, and it would make for bumpy ride. […]
People with brands like companies. I’ll admit it might seem like a bit of an odd idea. (“Let’s all go off and make logos for ourselves!”) We’re used to companies being the ones thinking about how they relate to the public and interact with (the) media, not individuals. Our guest speaker at Sunday Assembly Melbourne this […]
For me, happiness is having a secret that I get to share with everyone at this weekend’s Sunday Assembly 🙂 For you, happiness might be something else entirely…
We’re very sorry for this late notice, but due to a mix-up with our venue booking we have to postpone this month’s service until next week. On the up side, you can have that cake you’re baking for dinner tonight! Win! We have updated all the social channels (Meetup, Eventbrite, Twitter, Facebook etc). Details for […]