Services

We meet together every second and fourth Sunday of the month at 10am as a fellowship of reasoning and spiritual individuals to nurture our spirit. You are invited to join from 9.45 am for the service.

The service on the second Sunday of the month is generally in-person at the TS Society building (Wickham Terrace, Brisbane), with a Zoom link for people who can’t join us face to face. (This Zoom link is best efforts!)

The service on the fourth Sunday of the month is online by Zoom only. Up to date advice on the next service and the Zoom link details are published mid-week before the next service by email and on our Facebook Page.

If you are not on our email distribution list, you can be added by emailing info@brisbaneuu.org.au.

Meeting Structure

  • Welcome and Opening Words
  • Words of Reconciliation
  • Music / Songs
  • Lighting of the Chalice
  • Sharing of personal joys and concerns
  • Meditation
  • Address / Main presentation
  • Closing Music / Songs
  • Extinguishing the Chalice
  • Announcements

2024


DateService TopicService Leaders
11 FebruaryBegin Again – Water Service (in-person)Lynn Kelly & Renee Hills
25 FebruaryBreathing the Spirit of Life (by Zoom)Sally Mabelle (Taupo UU Fellowship)
10 MarchInclusion through the lens of International Women’s Day (in-person)Renee Hills
25 MarchThe joys and challenges of being part of a lay-led community (by Zoom)Carol Maciel (Rio De Janerio UU)
14 AprilDeath and Memory (in person)Neville Buch
28 AprilA Geological Perspective on What Matters (Online service)George Shaw
12 MayReflections on the Meaning of Work (in person & ZOOM)Lynn Kelly
26 MayThe Convenience of Contempt (ZOOM service)Rev Tet Gallardo
9 JuneThe value of Doubt and QuestioningJames Hills
23 JuneOnline service
14 JulyTBA (in person)
28 JulyANZUUA all Australia and NZ Service at 1pm (ZOOM)
11 AugTBA (in person)
16 – 18 AugBUUF Retreat – at Springbrook Retreat Centre
Arrive after 3pm Friday, depart after lunch Sunday
Our Community
25 AugOnline service
8 SeptTBA (in person)
22 SeptOnline service
13 OctTBA (in person)
27 OctOnline service
10 NovTBA (in person)
24 NovOnline service
8 DecFinal service for 2024 – in-person, Christmas lunch

2023

Feb 12Welcome to BUUF 2023!  Water Communion serviceJames Hills
Feb 26Wisdom: The last of the Stoic VirtuesMarta
Mar 12Wear shoes ladies, there’s glass everywhere: the glass ceiling in the digital spaceRenee Hills
Mar 26On unconditional loveMarta
Apr 9Spiritual ResilienceLynn Kelly
Apr 23Earth Day – investing in ourselves, our communities & our earthMarta
May 14Mother EarthGill Eastgate
May 28Beyond the stoics: exploring the virtue of faithMarta
Jun 11Unitarian Universalism is a living tradition – for better or worseLynn Kelly
Jun 25Embracing Winter’s Wisdom: Finding Meaning and Transformation in the Season of StillnessMarta
Jul 9Exploring Connections with our Ancestors, Ourselves, Our Communities and All That IsRenee Hills
Jul 23A righteous anger – what motivates one to change the worldMarta
Aug 13Supporting the Indigenous Voice to Parliament: A Unitarian PerspectiveJames
Aug 27Everyday philanthropy: from little things, big things growMarta
Sept 10Shit happens; What Buddhists and Stoics can teach us about how to be happy anyway.John Kelly
Sept 24Staying soft in a hard worldMarta
Oct 8The Life and Thought of Fr Thomas Merton: Shared Values and Inspirations.Alfred Schmidley
Oct 22Holy or Holey… or maybe just Wholly?Marta
Nov 12Building our Spiritual Toolbox: lessons from the Unitarian College of the UK Worship Studies courseLynn Kelly
Nov 26Embracing Tomorrow: Stepping Forward Without RegretMarta
Dec 10Christmas get together, lunchWendy

2022

Jan 23 2022The 1st service this year will be a Water Communion serviceRenee and Marta  
Feb 13 2022Living with IntentionLynn Kelly
Feb 27 2022A most wonderful gardenMarta
March 13Women hold up half the skyRenee
March 27A most wonderful gardenMarta
April 10Sympathy, Empathy, and CompassionLynn Kelly
April 24Celebration of the Earth to commemorate Earth Day (22 April)Marta Browne
May 8The mother: honoring the divine feminine between the maiden & the croneMarta
May 22All things bright and beautiful… and all the restMarta
June 11Charity in Islam – Fear and PurityJuanita
June 26SolitudeMahesha
July 10The four most important wordsMarta
July 24AltruismMahesha
August 14Why is there Something instead of Nothing?Andrew
August 19-21Retreat – https://www.brisbaneuu.org.au/retreat2022.pdf  Community
Aug 27Room for both: Why we need darkness as well as lightMarta
Sept 11The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living FullyLynn Kelly
Sept 25The 6 types of courageMarta
October 9Living our ValuesLynne Hurst
October 23Exploring Temperance as a Stoic Virtue in Daily LifeMarta
Nov 13Right RelationsJennifer Dunkle
Nov 27Justice in all its formsMarta
Dec 11Christmas get together