Weekly Notices 17 May 2015
Sunday 17 May (11am)
Guest Preacher Rev John Clifford (GA President)
‘Democracy: the worst possible system of governance except for all the others’
Beloved by democrats and tyrants alike, elections and referenda must serve some purpose. Stability? If only….As Unitarians we have a long-standing commitment to democracy that is sometimes in conflict with our equally long-standing commitment to personal conscience. As we mull over the results of the UK election the issues of process and accountability are perennial hard points for philosophers and serious Unitarian thinkers.
Sunday 17 May (7pm) Evening Gathering – ‘Music, words, reflection and silence’
Come and join us for meditative music followed by silence & reflection.
Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar
Children’s Programme – This week in Children’s Chapel, we will be starting a butterfly investigation. We’ll be reading the book, Summer Birds: The Butterflies of Maria Merian, while digging deeper into the seventh Unitarian principle to care for our planet Earth, the home we share with all living things.
Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers are sponsored this morning by Jenny and Markus Noé-Nordberg, in honour of Christoph Noé-Nordberg who celebrates his 79th Birthday on 17th May.
During May our Sunday collection basket will be divided with
‘Chennai Unitarian Christian Church Fund’.
(Scottish Charity Number SC039903).
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
Coffee Hour – During the month of May, I hope to fill a rota for 2 months – until end of June – for the ‘coffee hour’ after Sunday morning services. I enjoy this activity and now is the time to pass this opportunity on to others, after the last Sunday in April, when I’ve stepped down from ‘coffee hour’ activity. It’s an enjoyable and important service. Please let me know if you would like to take an ‘occasional turn at the urn’. Thanks, Margaret Perry.
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 24 May (11am)
Guest Preacher Rev Martin Whitell – (District Minister)
‘Besieged by Love’ We live in a world where it is easy for us to feel surrounded by all manner of oppressive influences. These can be both real or imagined. The Hebrew Psalmist understood something of a different and non-malevolent circling, that of being ‘Besieged by love’. Have we experienced this and, as important, can we create this experience for others?
Sunday 24 May (7pm)
Evening Gathering – ‘Besieged by Love’
We will be drawing on Rev Martin Whitell’s sermon from the morning, reflecting and sharing our thoughts. Led by Margaret Perry.