Tuesday 1 September, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Sufi Poetry Meditation (online via Zoom)

Sufism is the mystical path of Islam. We will be meditating on some of the poetry of Jahan Khatun, a fourteenth century Persian princess. We will hear some Sufi songs and practice some simple Sufi meditations – a breathing meditation on the elements and a meditation on the heart centre.
No previous meditation experience required. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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Sunday 30 August, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Wholly Holy (online via Zoom)

“I find I am constantly being encouraged to pluck out some one aspect of myself and present this as the meaningful whole, eclipsing or denying the other parts of self.”
Audre Lorde

In honour of Manchester Pride Weekend, join us as Laura Dobson leads our reflections on embracing the whole self. All welcome.
Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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Tuesday 18 August, 7.30 – 8.30 pm: Self-blessing meditation (online via Zoom)

We must learn to bless ourselves before we can bless others. This gentle meditation will help us bless ourselves, through the yoga techniques of mantra (sacred chant), mudra (hand postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises).

No previous meditation experience required. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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Sunday 16 August, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Look for the helpers

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of disaster, I remember my mother’s words, and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers — so many caring people in this world.” Fred Rogers

In honour of World Humanitarian Day, join us for a service celebrating helpers. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome. Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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Sunday 2 August, 10.30 – 11.30 am: Lughnasadh – Festival of Transformation (online via Zoom)

“In letting go, we receive – the harvest is both a time of death, but also a time of reaping rewards, of achievement. Sacrifice is a letting go or giving up of something in order to move to a higher, deeper, more creative level. The corn, in being sacrificed at harvest time, is transformed into bread. Seen as such, Lughnasadh becomes a Festival of Transformation.” Order of Bards, Ovates and Druids

Join us as Laura Dobson leads our reflections on letting go, change and transformation. All welcome. Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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Saturday 1 August, 7 – 8 pm: Earth Spirit Circle – Lughnasadh / Lammas (online via Zoom)

Join us for our informal online gathering to celebrate Lughnasadh/Lammas, the festival of abundance, transformation and the harvest of the first fruits.
At this time we give thanks for the abundance of the earth, and pause to reflect on what we are letting go of and what we are bringing to fruition in our lives.
We will work with the seasonal energies with meditation, poetry, music, and sharing our insights.

All welcome. Please email minister@chorltonunitarians.org for the Zoom meeting details.

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