Open Chapel every Sunday in August: 1 – 4pm
As we did last year, we are holding an Open Chapel every Sunday afternoon in August (6, 13, 20 and 27 Aug). We’ve had many visitors so far, some people had lived in the area for many years and had never set foot inside the chapel. They were surprised and delighted to see the treasures inside. Meeting visitors and showing them around is a great way to reach out to our community so come along and join us!
Thanks to those who’ve offered to volunteer. We’re still looking for a few people to help on 27th Aug 12 – 2pm or 2-4pm. Please contact Ingrid Tavkar about volunteering on this day: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOOKING AHEAD TO SEPTEMBER AT THE CHAPEL…
Sunday 10th September – Gathering the Waters
This service, sometimes also called the Water Ceremony, was first used at a Unitarian Universalist congregation in the 1980s.
Members bring to Sunday worship service a small amount of water from a place that is special to them or from a place they have visited over the summer. During the service, people one by one pour their water together into a large bowl. As the water is added, each person explains why this water is special to them. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources.
LifeSpirit – a new spiritual development course!
Following the success of the Shared Pulpit and SoulDeep courses in the past year, Rev Kate Dean will be running an 8 week course on Tuesday nights based on the book by Rev David Usher. The first session will be on 26th September. For more information or to book your place, contact Kate: email@example.com. Course fee: £10 (to cover the cost of your the LifeSpirit book)
UK UNITARIANS – EVENTS IN AUTUMN
Unitarian Theology Conference 2017
‘500 Years On – The Reformation Must Continue!’
Friday 13th October – ‘On God’ – Ant Howe, Jane Blackall, Lewis Connolly
Saturday 14th October – ‘On Unitarianism’ – Ann Peart, Justin Meggit, Stephen Lingwood
Panel: Claire MacDonald, Lucy Harris, Robin Hanford
Mill Hill Unitarian chapel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5EB
(Two minute walk from Leeds Railway Station)
For further information contact Rev Jim Corrigall on 07909572279 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Starting at 11.30am on Friday 13th October with worship. Ending at 5.45pm. 7.15pm Informal discussion in the Chapel and “pub theology.” Re-starting at 9.30am on Saturday 14th October. Ending at 3pm. Bring your own lunches or buy nearby. No entry charge. No need to book a place. Donations to cover costs gratefully received. Plenty of reasonably priced hotels nearby.
Talks will be filmed by UK Unitarian TV (www.ukunitarians.org.uk/tv)
Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow
A weekend of interactive sessions on Unitarian women in history, placing ourselves in the story and a look at the UWG itself and its development over the course of nearly four decades. Serious and hilarious by turns and always warm and friendly. Led by Rev Ann Peart and Rev Celia Midgley. (Bursaries are available)
Booking: Stella Burney email@example.com or 01298 871218
Further information: Margaret Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org or 01642 782219 or Ann Peart email@example.com
The Meditation Fellowship offers a weekend retreat in Salisbury 3 – 5 November(bookings closing soon)
The Meditation Fellowship is a group of gentle Unitarians who gather three times a year to practice meditation with Richard Bober, of Golders Green Unitarians. The Autumn Retreat takes place 3 – 5th November. Newcomers very welcome. The venue is the lovely Sarum college in Salisbury.
For further details contact Alf Withington:
firstname.lastname@example.org or tel: 01942733553
We do not aim to make a profit but must have sufficient funds to secure venues well in advance.
Total cost – £165.00 including accommodation, all meals and all activities (Deposit £65)
(When Fellowship funds allow we offer a limited number of subsidised places to people experiencing temporary financial constraints.)