Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings – 19/7

Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings - 19/07

Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.
Tuesday 20th 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 20th 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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Meeting ID: 465 715 3726
Passcode: deepspace
Wednesday 21st 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 ‘Life’, led by Laura Dobson. 
“Life is not the way it is supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you deal with it is what makes the difference.” – Virginia Satir
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Meeting ID: 928 2574 9054
Passcode: 200856
Thursday 22nd 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.
Sunday 25th July 10.30 – 11:30 am Sunday Gathering on Zoom and in the Church
Join us for a flower communion service, led by Laura Dobson.
A celebration of our community through the beauty of flowers, the flower communion ritual was created by Czech Unitarian ministers Norbert and Maja Capek in 1923. You are invited to bring a flower that represents you and the gifts you bring to our community. 
“Let us renew our resolution – sincerely to be real sisters and brothers, regardless of any kind of bar that might estrange us from one another.” Norbert Capek
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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
Linda Paris
Chorlton Unitarian Church