Weekly Notices 24 May 2015
Sunday 24th 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 24th 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.
Children’s Programme –
Unfortunately, there will be no crèche this morning.
This week in Children’s Chapel, we will observe creepy, crawly caterpillars as part of our exploration of our 7th principle. We will explore the life cycle of a caterpillar/butterfly, and share ways that all creatures that share our planet (including humans) change and grow over time.
Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The flowers this week are sponsored by Ed Fordham.
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.
London Pride – Saturday 27th June 2015
Come and join fellow Unitarians on Saturday 27th June to take part in the London Pride Parade to celebrate the LGBT+ community, and to show our support for equality. Fancy dress is welcome, but not essential – the theme this year is ‘Pride Heroes’. We will be meeting at 12.30pm at Baker Street (exact location tbc), and the Parade begins at 1pm and ends at 4.30pm in Whitehall. More information about the actual parade is on the website: prideinlondon.org. Any questions or to show your interest, please speak to Julia Reid (hirstjulia[at]hotmail.com) and the Social Action Committee.
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 31st May (11am)
Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Why I Am a Unitarian’
This morning our Minister and three members of the congregation (each from different backgrounds and upbringings) will share with us the reasons their personal religious journeys have led them to Unitarianism. In this congregation we are fond of saying, “We need not think alike to love alike.” Curious about why so many men and women have found in the Unitarian way a philosophy that makes sense of what they most value and honour in their lives? Come join us this morning for an enlightening presentation.
Sunday 31st May (7pm) – Evening Gathering – ‘Ikebana and Spirituality’
The spiritual discipline of Japanese flower arranging. Reflections from a beginner, sharing thoughts and meditation. Led by Patricia Williams