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The season of Lent invites us to deepen into our contemplative practice. Join us as Sheila Cass leads us in an hour of gentle contemplation and meditation focussed on a piece of spiritual writing.
Starts 7.30 pm. All welcome.
Church Action on Poverty Sunday is held each year in February. Church Action on Poverty is a national ecumenical charity based in Salford and asks churches to use this one Sunday to reflect on poverty and how it manifests itself in our communities.
Sue Cockerill will put a Unitarian twist on the traditional CAP Sunday and our community will meet following the service to consider how Chorlton Unitarians can work with this agenda. A soup lunch will be provided to raise funds for CAP. All welcome.
“As truly as God is our Father, so truly is God our Mother,
What, do you wish to know your Lord’s meaning in this thing.
Know it well, love was his meaning…
Who reveals it to you? Love. What did he reveal to you?
Love. Why does he reveal it to you? For Love.”
How does medieval mystic Julian of Norwich speak to us today?
Led by Angela Cooper and Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.
This meditation session is designed to help people connect with their creative nature. We were designed to be the true expression of ourselves, in divine light and filled with the love of God. This is something that we struggle to connect with and release. During the session each individual will be able to build on their confidence to express through art. Taken through prayer and a guided meditation, they will be able to clear their mind and open up to creativity. This is not a form of therapy but an opportunity to be inspired by the divine.
Led by Diane Maccabe. Starts 7.30 pm. All welcome.
Many countries have severe penalties (including death) for those who are deemed to have blasphemed. Larry looks at Blasphemy Laws throughout the world. He also questions how free we are in the UK to criticise religion. Perhaps not as free as we think. The Greater Manchester Humanist Choir will provide some musical items.
Larry is both a member of Dean Row Chapel and local Humanist groups. He is the first volunteer Humanist Chaplain at St Ann’s Hospice.
Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.
If the outer world overwhelms us, we can always withdraw to our own inner world, the forest of our thoughts, feelings, and inspirations. Deep within that forest is a pool, fed by an underground stream. When the ripples on the pool die down, it reflects the sky in silent contemplation. Meditation is the key to this silent pool within our hearts. Om Shanti.
Led by Mike Rutter. Starts 7.30 pm. All welcome.
“Midwife of Mystery, open the door,
Infant of the Infinite, come you in.
Let there be welcome to the new-born truth,
Let there be welcome to the Spring of the Year.
In cold and darkness you are travelling,
In warmth and brightness you will arrive.
May the blessed time of Imbolc
Kindle the soul of all beings,
Bringing birth to innocence and integrity
From the depths to the heights,
From the heights to the depths,
In the heart of every soul.”
Join us to celebrate Imbolc, the feast of St Brighid and Candlemas, festivals of the returning light, and to consider what hopes and dreams you wish to spark to life for the year ahead…
Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 10.30 am. All welcome.