Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings – 24/08

Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings - 24/08

Dear Friends

Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.

Tuesday 24th August 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 24th August 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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There is no Wednesday Heart and Soul gathering this week 

 

There is no Thursday Zoom Coffee Morning this week 

 

Sunday 29th August 10:30 – 11:30 am Sunday Gathering in the Church only

Join us for our weekly worship service, led by Mike Rutter and Sheila Cass. All welcome. This week’s theme is ‘The Way of Loving Kindness’.

There are many specific types of meditation. Some calm the mind, for example, Buddhist Mindfulness of Breathing. Others, such as the Japanese Buddhist Za-Zen, involve cultivating mindfulness while sitting in silence. A third type, Metta Bhavana, involves the cultivation of warm feelings towards oneself and others, including friends, strangers, and even enemies, in a simple series of graduated exercises, which will be taught as part of this service.

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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:

THERE IS NO NEED TO BOOK A PLACE IN THE CHURCH

We will, however, be keeping a record of who attends for test and trace purposes. 

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.  

Communal singing will be at the discretion of the worship leader and will be indicated on the order of service. If you are comfortable singing please sit in the front seats and if you are not comfortable singing please sit towards the back.

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.

If you can, please take a lateral flow test within 24 hours before attending church. These are available from GPs and pharmacies, and we will try to make some spares available at the church each week.

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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