Monday, September 4th
Father's Day Liturgy, September 3. 2023
As we celebrate Fathers Day this weekend, Terry invites us all to be Fathers to our planet. If the conventional notion to be a father is to be a protector, provider, teacher, leader, mentor, and encourager, handing on important skills such as confidence, resilience, respect and kindness through love and nurturing discipline to future generations, then surely we are all called to do this to ensure the continuing of life on our precious planet.
Monday, August 28th
Interview with Michael Tanksy – Liturgy, August 27, 2023
Terry will be interviewing Michael Tansky. This is an opportunity to get to know another of our community members a little more, to find out what inspires and motivates them, and what keeps them up at night.
Monday, August 21st
Save our Native Forests – Liturgy August 20, 2023
This week we join the National Campaign to save our Native Forests. They need protecting because we know it is one of the most effective ways to tackle the climate and biodiversity crises. We know first hand in Australia that the increase in drought and extreme bush fires make it imperative to protect and restore our Native Forests.
Monday, August 14th
Action for Earth – Liturgy August 13, 2023
This weekend Mark Taylor has agreed to be interviewed by Terry. As we did last year with Ingerid, Marg and Liz in his interviews with them. It is an opportunity to get to know our community members a little more, to find out what inspires and motivates them, and what keeps them up at night.
Monday, August 7th
Homelessness Week – Liturgy August 6, 2023
To mark National Homelessness Week, Terry interviews Karyn Walsh to talk about how Micah Projects has been addressing this crisis.
Monday, July 31st
National Tree Day – Liturgy July 30, 2023
We celebrate National Tree Day this Sunday. As the planet warms up the planting and care of trees will become even more important. Care of trees was very important to the first peoples of this land.
Wednesday, July 26th
Predestination – Liturgy, July 23, 2023
David discusses Pentecostalism and other types of Christianity which depend on belief in Predestination - the doctrine that people who accept the word of God will get to Heaven. Does this contradict the SMX view that right action (orthopraxy) is more important than right belief (orthodoxy)?
Tuesday, July 18th
Significant Rituals – Liturgy July 16, 2023 including baptism
Significant communal rituals which celebrate key moments in our lives can inspire each of us to live fuller lives. Today we speak of one such ritual, Baptism. In our liturgies this weekend we will explore how SMX understands the relevance of baptism when experienced in a meaningful contemporary way
Monday, July 10th
NAIDOC Week pt.2 – Liturgy July 9, 2023
As we come to the end of NAIDOC week we recognise that the First Nations people of this country face a difficult three months as the Australian people prepare to vote in a referendum on whether they will have a voice enshrined in our constitution to government and parliament on matters concerning them. It is important that each of us is aware of the significance that this vote is for the well-being of our country and that each of us do all we can to bring about a positive outcome.
Monday, July 3rd
NAIDOC Week pt.1 – Liturgy July 2, 2023
This year’s theme for NAIDOC week – FOR OUR ELDERS – acknowledges and highlights the vital role Elders have as cultural knowledge holders, trailblazers, nurturers, advocates, teachers, survivors and leaders. Aboriginal Elders have struggled since colonisation to maintain their land and to retain autonomy and some voice in the management of their affairs. In today’s liturgy we will witness some of the history of the struggles Aboriginal people have had since colonisation to find a voice and be heard and respected as a people.