Tuesdays – New Unitarian Discussion Group

All welcome for our new informal discussion group to explore what Unitarianism means to us and how we can apply its principles to our lives.  This week, 9 May, we will be considering a question from David Usher’s book, Life Spirit.

Led by Laura Dobson and Hilary Bichovsky. Starts 8 pm.  All welcome.

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Sunday 30 April – Beltane Cafe Church

Join us for an informal, cafe church style celebration of Beltane, the Celtic fire festival of fertility.  We will be exploring the spiritual of trees, through meditation, song, story telling and crafting – draw your own tree of life and make your own rope of hope.

Starts 10.30 am.  Led by Laura Dobson.  Refreshments will be provided during the service.  Family friendly.  All welcome.

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Friday 28 April: Earth Spirit Circle – Beltane

Join our informal gathering to celebrate Beltane, the Celtic fire festival of fertility, at which we will give thanks for friends, lovers and union of all kinds. We will celebrate with poetry, music, guided meditation, circle dancing and more. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, etc. to share with the group.

Led by Laura Dobson.  Starts at 7 pm.  All welcome.

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Sunday 23 April – Artificial Intelligence

As the age of the artificial intelligence appears reality in the next generation, what does this mean for our expressions of spirituality?
The dawning of the age of the transcendent robot draws near: how do we introduce them to the concept of Supreme Love?
Led by Mark Hutchinson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Sunday 16 April – Easter

Is there a message in the resurrection of Jesus for Unitarians who may not accept its historicity?

Join us as Laura Dobson leads us in a celebration of the transformative power of love.

Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Friday 14 April – Good Friday Tenebrae Service

The Tenebrae (Latin for “shadows” or “darkness”) service is distinctive for its gradual extinguishing of candles while a series of readings and psalms will be spoken. This reflective service will only be short (approx 30 mins) and participants will be, in the main, in silence.
Led by Sue Cockerill. Starts 7 pm. All welcome.

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Tuesday 11 April – 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 9 April – Gratitude

Join us as Hilary Bichovsky leads us in an exploration of how we choose where we put our awareness.
Starts 10.30 am. All welcome. Please note that this week’s service will be slightly shorter than usual as we are holding our AGM afterwards.

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