Sunday 2 April – What is Unitarianism, anyway?

As Unitarians, we do not just “believe what we like”, regardless of conventional religious wisdom. Rather, we hold to no single, dogmatic creed, but believe that everyone has the right to seek the truth for themselves. We share wisdom from a variety of spiritual traditions, welcoming people of all faiths and none, and we share values based on the essential oneness of humanity, and the one spirit immanent in all natural things. We believe that the truth is revealed progressively over time, and so, while remaining the real essence of all faiths, is not associated exclusively with any one of them. From the Reformation (500 years ago) via the Deists, Transcendentalists, and Romantics, and more recently including Native Spirituality, Paganism, and the Earth Spirit and Goddess movements, Unitarianism is about seeking the Unity within the human quest for spiritual meaning. Come and share it with us!
Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 24 March – Singing Meditation

Join us for a relaxing and heart-warming evening of simple song chants from a variety of world traditions interspersed with periods of meditative silence. The chants are all very simple and easy to follow.  No previous singing or meditation experience is required for you to be able to engage with this uplifting spiritual practice.  Please feel free to bring chants to share with the group.
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 8 pm. All welcome.

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Tuesday 21 March – Simply Meditation

Join us for an exploration of some very straightforward, basic meditations for use in daily life. Most of us have times when we need to relax, centre, and come back to our natural selves, away from the stress and clutter of daily living. Several practical techniques, such as breath mindfulness, candle gazing, and open awareness of space, will be introduced and worked through, in stages, with opportunities to get to know the practice and discuss our reactions with others. No previous experience of meditation is assumed. Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 8 pm. All welcome.
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Sunday 19 March – Vernal Equinox

The equinox is a special time of balance and change, encouraging us to consider balance and harmony in our lives, working towards wholeness.  The service will consider how we may use the potential and fertility of spring-time to create opportunities for positive change in our lives, and to play our part in restoring balance to the world.
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 17 March – Earth Spirit Circle – Ostara

Join our informal gathering to celebrate Ostara, the festival of blossoming. At the equinox light and dark are equal, and we will focus on finding balance in our lives, connecting with the springtime energy of potentiality, and celebrating with simple earth chants, guided meditations, poetry and more. Please feel free to brings poems or other readings, songs, chants, circle dances, etc. to share with the group.

Led by Laura Dobson.  Starts 8 pm.  All welcome.

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Sunday 12 March – Belonging and community

Belonging: a bring and share service to celebrate our community of Chorlton Unitarians. Please feel free to bring prayers, readings, songs or any other contributions on the theme to share with the group. Facilitated by Laura Dobson, Sheila Cass and Mike Rutter. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Sunday 5 March – Lent and Contemplation

Lent offers an opportunity to go inside, to reflect and to listen for the still small voice. Lent is not so much about denying ourselves of things but rather of receiving. Receiving the space to explore our own spiritual practice and to use the opportunities afforded by modern Christian thinkers to do this. This service will look at what Christian theology is currently offering that we may benefit from….Centring prayer, inter-spirituality and New Monasticism and an experience of these in today’s world. 

Led by Sue Cockerill. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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