Sunday 30 June, 10.30 – 11.30 am: A Unitarian community is a like a mountain

How is a Unitarian community like a mountain?  Join us for a very informal, family friendly, cafe church style service to find out!  We will be exploring the spiritual lessons of mountains and our sense of belonging to the wider Unitarian community as we celebrate GA Sunday (General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches).
Refreshments will be provided. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Tuesday 25 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Meditation and mindfulness

In these turbulent times we often seek a means of coming to ourselves, of revealing the natural harmony between our body, thoughts, feelings, and spirit. In this meeting we shall try some simple methods of mindfully observing our inner world and returning to our innate wisdom, so that we can go back to the outer world and act for the good of all.
No previous experience of meditation required.
Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.

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Sunday 23 June, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Earth calling

The Earth is calling us to action. Sharing readings, visualisations, songs and words, we reflect on ways to move from fear and guilt towards listening to the Earth and all her children, and making decisions based on love, compassion and empathy.

Led by Julie Wolstenholme. All welcome.

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Friday 21 June, 7:30 – 9:00pm: Earth Spirit Circle – Summer Solstice

PLEASE NOTE THIS GATHERING IS NOT AT THE CHURCH! WE WILL MEET OUTSIDE THE CAFE IN LONGFORD PARK – PLEASE BRING SOMETHING TO SIT ON AND WATERPROOFS JUST IN CASE! (If it is pouring down with rain we will retreat to the church for shelter)

Join our informal gathering to celebrate the Summer Solstice, the festival of fulfilment and joy. At this time we we pause to count our blessings, celebrate our achievements, and appreciate the beauty of the earth and one another.
This year our celebration will have a heathen flavour. We will work with the seasonal energies through meditating, singing, chanting and sharing our insights. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories or other offerings to share with the group.
After the circle celebration we will share seasonal food.
Led by Laura Dobson and Martin Singer. All welcome.

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Tuesday 18 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Singing meditation

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. All welcome.

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Sunday 16 June, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Father’s Day

“Give yourself permission to be all three characters in the Prodigal Son
story. Feed your inner settler and your inner nomad. Find a place for each in
this world. And be your own loving parent too – the parent who accepts and
values each; allows each to make mistakes; and invites each to the party. This
is the true meaning of freedom.” Ana Levy-Lyons

Join us as we celebrate Father’s Day with reflections on the parable of the prodigal son.
Led by Laura Dobson
All welcome

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Tuesday 11 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Taize chanting and meditation

A candle-lit gathering of songs, silence, prayer and readings, featuring beautiful chants inspired by the mystical contemplative tradition.
No previous singing experience required. The acoustics in the space are simply wonderful. All welcome to join in or just to listen and soak up the relaxing atmosphere.
Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

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Sunday 9 June, 10:30 – 11:30: Pentecost

“Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It calls us in the silence and through the noise and busyness of our daily lives. It calls us in the brightness of the day and the darkness of the night, in times of hope and despair.
Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It doesn’t matter what you call it for it has no name and has many different names. The Spirit of Life. The Spirit of Love. The Spirit of Compassion. The Spirit of Hope. The Spirit of Justice.
Listen! Can you hear it? The Spirit is calling.
It’s calling to you and to me. It’s calling us to greater wholeness, greater connection, greater service, greater love. It’s calling us to heal the brokenness within ourselves, in others, and in the world. It’s calling us to live more deeply. It’s calling us to beauty.
It’s calling us to laugh and dance and sing. It’s calling us to live through life’s pain and sorrow. It’s calling us to live courageously and kindly, to speak our truth in love, and to bend the moral arc of the universe toward justice.
It’s calling us into community. It’s calling us into the greater Life of all.
Listen!
Can you hear it?
The Spirit is calling.” John Saxon

Join us to celebrate Pentecost as Sheila Cass leads a service focused on the Holy Spirit.
All welcome.

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Tuesday 4 June, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Meditation and mindfulness

In these turbulent times we often seek a means of coming to ourselves, of revealing the natural harmony between our body, thoughts, feelings, and spirit. In this meeting we shall try some simple methods of mindfully observing our inner world and returning to our innate wisdom, so that we can go back to the outer world and act for the good of all.
No previous experience of meditation required.
Led by Mike Rutter. All welcome.

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