Weekly Notices 12 Apr 2015

Published 10/04/2015

Sunday 12 April  (11.00 am) –     Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching

‘A Severer Listening’ – The late poet Adrienne Rich reminded us “…there comes a time…when have to pull back and bestow ourselves to silence, or a severer listening.”  The sheer din of modern life – the noise of distractions, demands, and daily obligations – can quickly blot out any quiet call to reflection and centering of our souls.  Without the discipline of “severe listening,” we soon have no spiritual life to speak of.  This is the first of a two-part sermon. Come join us for worship – and bring a friend!

Sunday 12 April (7.00pm)

Evening Gathering –  ‘Meditation’

The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ Come and join us for silence, reflection, poetry and music. Led by Ingrid Tavkar

Children’s ProgrammeThis week we will learn about the concepts of prejudice and racism and explore hoe pre-judging others limits our own experiences and growth.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – Is sponsored by the Noe-Norberg Family.

During March our Sunday collection basket will be divided with

‘Toilet Twinning’

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Toilet Twinning – Please support the ‘Toilet Twinning project which provides improved sanitation, clean water and hygiene education in poor communities to help stop children under the age of  5 from dying as a result of dirty water and poor sanitation. When you visit the Chapel, please pop into one of the loos in order to put some money into the collecting boxes.  Every time we collect £60 a toilet in a poor community will be twinned with ours .We’re aiming to have a string of them across the world!

 

‘Hucklow Summer School’ –  for personal and leadership development

Between the Dreaming and the Coming True’

Celebrating Twenty Years of Summer School!

Last chance to book: 17th April 2015

Hucklow Summer School brings fellow Unitarians together and allows them to get to know each other deeply and form lasting connections. Living as a spiritual community for a week in the beautiful Peak District, this is a great way to reconnect with what is most important to you. We focus on matters of religion and spirituality and intend to draw out and develop the potential of all participants. We aim to provide a balanced programme, offering a rich mix of activities for both the heart and head, and a wide variety of optional sessions showcasing a range of worthwhile activities which participants might ‘take home’ and try out in their own congregations and communities. We also ensure that there are plenty of opportunities for relaxed fellowship and fun during the week.

The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, Derbyshire

22nd to 29th August 2015

Don’t let a lack of funds deter you – there are bursaries available with special provision for first-timers. You can listen to ‘theme talks’ from previous years at www.hucklowsummerschool.org.uk Applications are due by 17th April 2015.

 

  

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 19 April (11.00 am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘In The Comfort of Small Harbours’

The second of two sermons inspired by Adrienne Rich’s notion of ‘severer listening’.  This morning’s sermon draws on the seminal work of theologian James Fowler’s questions of faith.  A great Sunday to visit church if you’ve been away for a while.

Sunday 19 April (7.00 pm)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Reflections on the Discipline of Severe Listening’

Dr. O’Neill leads a discussion on the spiritual discipline of ‘“severe listening’.  Come join us!