Please Note: There is no separate Sunday Children’s Programme during July and August. A box of soft toys is available at the back of chapel for young ones during the service with our youth leader, Sarah. Parents are asked to remain with their children during the service. We look forward to the return of Kristin and Holly next week 🙂
Looking ahead to September
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. The combined water is symbolic of our shared Unitarian faith coming from many different sources. Please remember to bring some water from your travels or your own tap!
Life Spirit – new Spiritual Development course starts on Monday 26th September
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. Rev Usher has a long association with our Chapel as a former minister and the District Minister for London & the South East. Each session will look at a different ‘deep question’ and will include time for personal reflection and group discussion. 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 Life Spirit book)
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 Unitariansim’ – 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
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.)