Sunday 1 October – Time Enough

“The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough”

These words of Rabindranath Tagore invite us to consider the beauty, the depth and the ceaseless march of Time and to reach for meaningful ways of measuring our life span.

Led by Tom Grimshaw. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Sunday 24 September – Isaac Newton: Scientist, Mystic and Unitarian?

Who was Isaac Newton, and what did he do, apart from getting hit on the head by an apple? Well, he discovered the laws of Mechanics and Universal Gravity, and investigated light and optics, thus initiating our modern Scientific understanding of the Universe. He was the inspiration for the Enlightenment and the American Constitution. He was a convinced Christian, who believed in a duty of love and charity to all mankind. He refused to let conventional ideas bind him to the authorities’ vision of things. Oh yes – and he was a Unitarian! (Not many people know that…)

Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 10.30 am.  All welcome.

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Friday 22 September – Earth Spirit Circle: Autumn Equinox

Join us to celebrate the autumn equinox, time of harvest and balance, known as Mabon by Wiccans and Alban Elfed by Druids. We will work with the energies of the season and celebrate with music, meditation, poetry and more. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories, circle dances or other offerings to share with the group. After the circle celebration we will share food.

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

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Sunday 17 September – Harvest Festival

“We reap the fields and orchards. We gather in the crops.
The gleaners at the margins look for our gifts.
Share the bounty of the land: Open heart and open hand.”
Yvonne Aburrow

Come and celebrate harvest festival with us, as we express our gratitude to the earth and each other, for all the abundance in our lives and for the bountiful gifts of our beloved community.

We will be collecting non-perishable food items for Chorlton Refugee Aid.

Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.

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Sunday 10 September – Dressed for dancing

Hafiz says, “We can come to God dressed for dancing or be carried on a stretcher to God’s ward.”

Let’s dress for dancing and rediscover some of the original joy that resides deep in each of us. The service will explore the theme of joy in troubled times as inspired by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu in their book, Lasting happiness in a changing world.

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

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Friday 8 September – Singing Meditation

APOLOGIES, DUE TO ILLNESS THIS IS CANCELLED

Join us for an uplifting evening of simple song chants from a variety of world traditions interspersed with periods of meditative silence. No experience of singing or meditation required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere. Please feel free to bring simple song chants to share with the group.

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

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