Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings – 26/07

Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings - 26/07

Dear Friends

Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.

The previous email was missing Thursday’s Zoom link, so here are the details again.

 

Tuesday 27th July 12:30 – 1:30 pm – Tao on Tuesday on Zoom

Join the Macclesfield congregation for our meditation on the Tao Te Ching. We read a short passage, enjoy a time of shared silence for meditation and then share our reflections on the text. All welcome.

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Meeting ID: 950 4205 6056

Passcode: 752077

 

Tuesday 27th July 7:00 – 8:15 pm Tasting Plum Village Meditation on Zoom

Hilary Bichovsky will lead us in exploring the Plum Village (Thich Nhat Hanh’s community) approach to meditation and mindfulness. We are currently working with the meditations from Tich Nhat Hahn’s book, ‘Living Buddha, Living Christ’. All welcome.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4657153726?pwd=WW9ZVEF6VFFBOGs3dHpKb0FZcDNnUT09
Meeting ID: 465 715 3726
Passcode: deepspace

 

Wednesday 28th July 7:00 – 8:15 pm Heart and Soul on Zoom

Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session follows a regular pattern, including readings and music, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation. All welcome.

This week’s theme is ‘Between’, led by Laura Dobson. 

‘In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between them, there are doors.’ ― William Blake

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Meeting ID: 928 2574 9054

Passcode: 200856

 

Thursday 29th July 10:00 – 11:30 am Zoom Coffee Morning on Zoom

An informal space to catch up and chat about how we are doing; drop in any time between 10 and 11.30 am. All welcome.

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Meeting ID: 990 8002 2219

Passcode: 059692

 

Sunday 1st August 10.30 – 11:30 am Sunday Gathering on Zoom and in the Church

Join us for our weekly worship service, led by Mike Rutter. All welcome. This week’s theme is ‘Light at the Centre’.

We are all on a journey of spiritual exploration, through the terrains of our inner life and experience. For travels in the outer world, we depend heavily on the light from the Sun at the centre of our planetary system. Mystical travellers urge us to look within, for spiritual light and guidance from deep within our essence. Join us on our voyage of discovery.

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Sunday 1st August 3:00 pm Earth Spirit Circle: Lammas / Lughnasadh

Meet outside the cafe in Longford Park (If it is pouring down with rain we will retreat to the church for shelter)

Join us for our informal gathering to celebrate Lughnasadh/Lammas, festival of abundance, at which we celebrate the grain harvest, give thanks for the earth’s abundance and reflect on the cycle of life, death and rebirth in the transformation of grain into bread, beer and whisky!

We will celebrate with meditation, music, poetry, and story, and share our reflections on the energies of the season. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories, circle dances or other offerings to share with the group. After the circle celebration we will enjoy a picnic. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.

Information for those coming to church:

Government coronavirus restrictions have now been lifted in England. However, the virus is still very much with us and we will therefore continue to take precautions in the church building as follows:

Chairs will be still be spaced apart – at 1 metre distance at the front and at 2 metres at the back. We will open the back door so that you can enter and leave at the back if that feels more comfortable.  

We will continue to open the windows to ensure good ventilation. We will continue our sanitising routine in the church, including asking you to continue sanitising the toilets after use please.

Face coverings are no longer mandatory in places of worship, but if you choose not to wear one, please ensure you maintain 2 metres social distancing from others at all times. Spare face coverings will be available for those who want to wear one and have forgotten to bring one.

Please note, we will not be singing communally until all those who attend church have had chance to discuss the issue.

We will be keeping a record of who attends for test and trace purposes. If you can, please take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before attending church. These are available free from GPs and pharmacies, although they are only free until the end of July. We will endeavour to source some spares for use beyond then.

We will of course be continuing to livestream services on Zoom for those who are unable or not comfortable to attend church.

We look forward to seeing you soon on Zoom or in church.

A reminder of our bank account details if you are able to make a donation:

Sort code: 40 11 56     

Account number: 40716286

Bank: HSBC 

Account name: Chorlton Unitarian Church

 

Blessings,

Linda Paris

Administrator

Chorlton Unitarian Church

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