Sunday 23 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

Join us for our harvest festival celebrations. Donations of non-perishable food and toiletries for Chorlton and Didsbury Foodbank are welcome.

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

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Friday 21 September – Earth Spirit Circle: Autumn Equinox

Chorlton Unitarians Earth Spirit Network joins with the Manchester Goddess Temple to celebrate the autumn equinox. This is the main harvest festival of the wheel of the year. We will give thanks for the abundance of Mother Earth, honour the Divine Feminine of our land and connect with the seasonal energies of balance.

Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories or other offerings to share with the group.

After the circle celebration we will share food.

Starts 7 pm. Open to all. All welcome.

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Tuesday 18 September – 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.

Led by Laura Dobson. Starts 7.30 pm. All welcome.

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Tuesday 11 September – Art meditation

This meditation session is designed to help you connect with your 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 may struggle to connect with and release. During the session you will be able to build on your confidence to express through art. Taken through prayer and a guided meditation, you will be able to clear your 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.

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Sunday 9 September – Wheel of fortune

Is life just a gamble, and if you win, can you take it with you? Is everything just based on random chance, or is there some kind of pattern behind things, allowing for our future development, in this life or others? And how does a spiritual path fit in with all this? Join us for some food for thought, as we approach the Equinox.

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

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Sunday 26 August – written in the stars

Do the stars map out our destiny, or at least give us help along the path? For thousands of years, earnest seekers have looked to the heavens for spiritual inspiration along life’s journey, whether in the form of astrology, mythology, parables, or now, in the scientific world, ideas about the origin of the Universe and its fine-tuning for life. Perhaps it is time to consider these approaches afresh.

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

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Sunday 19 August – Stepping stones

I am sure you can recall chilly days in the countryside rambling in the rain as mud made your way treacherous and puddles lapped into soggy boots and you scrambled from stepping stone to stepping stone. These were the gifts of strangers whom you would never meet and who helped you on your way. We will spend some time remembering those who have unselfishly helped us in our lives. May you continue to find some stepping stones on your travels and may you find a way to build a path for others.

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

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