Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship
Welcome … we are glad you found us
We are an ethical and spiritual community in Sydney.
Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship is a warm and welcoming congregation made up of people from all walks of life, religious beliefs, political views, sexual orientations, ages, races, economic backgrounds, and abilities. We welcome you into our community of caring, learning, spiritual exploration, and action for the greater good. We are located in Kirribilli, NSW Australia, just across the harbour bridge from the Sydney Central Business District.
We are a lay-led congregation. Our worship services are diverse in nature, utilising speakers from inside our own fellowship as well as from the greater community when appropriate.
Although many Unitarian services are led by a minister in a church, our group is a fellowship in which the service is usually led by volunteers from the congregation. We feel this brings a variety to our services which reflects the wide range of perspectives of the members of the fellowship. Our Associate Minister, Rev. Geoff Usher, also gives us Sunday talks, and is available for ceremonies such as weddings, baby namings etc. Some of the members of our Fellowship are also celebrants and are available to conduct services.
The structure of our service is usually similar to that of a traditional Christian service, although at times the structure may be changed to better suit the content. While the structure is similar, the content will not adhere to set doctrines.
The Spirit of Life Unitarian Fellowship is a spiritual community without dogma, doctrines or creeds.
We believe that:
- No single religion has a monopoly on wisdom and truth
- How we behave towards other people is more important than religious creed
We find unity in the following shared principles:
- The inherent worth and dignity of every person
- Justice, equity and compassion in human relations
- Acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth in our congregations
- A free and responsible search for truth and meaning
- The right of conscience and the use of the democratic process within our congregations and within society at large
- The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and justice for all
- Respect for the interdependent web of all existence of which we are a part