Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings – 25/01

Chorlton & Macclesfield Online Gatherings - 25/01

Dear Friends
Please see below details of our gatherings this week.
The Macclesfield congregation will be holding their weekly ‘Tao on Tuesday’ meditations on Zoom and members of the Chorlton congregation are welcome to attend. The joining details are below:
Tuesday 26th January 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.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 925 2999 2329
Passcode: 552773
Tuesday 26th January 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 27th January 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. This week’s theme is ‘Be Not Afraid’, led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
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Meeting ID: 969 1393 5756 
Password: 018707
Thursday 28th January 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: 955 8438 5724
Password: 022981
Saturday 30th January 7 pm Earth Spirit Circle – Imbolc (Zoom)
Join the Unitarian Earth Spirit Network for our celebration of Imbolc, the Celtic fire festival of awakening. At Imbolc we clear away the debris of winter, preparing the ground for the first ploughing and sowing.  We welcome the returning light and the stirrings of Springtime, as the first green shoots and the snowdrops push through the soil, giving us encouragement and confidence to light the fires of hope and inspiration in our hearts. The festival honours Brighid, Celtic Goddess and later Catholic Saint, patron of poets, healers and smiths.

Our celebration will include words, music, meditation, and the opportunity to share in small groups our sources of inspiration. All welcome.
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 944 8937 6596
Passcode: 951672
Sunday 31st January 10.30 – 11:30 am Sunday Gathering on Zoom and in the church – Limited Spaces
Join us for our weekly worship service. This week’s theme is ‘Our Map of the Universe’, led by Vivienne Stott-Morrison. All welcome.
Thank you to Sue, who’s technological wizardry has made it possible for Zoom services to be viewed as well as heard in the church. 
Although our worship leaders will be leading services on Zoom from home for the next three weeks, there are six places available in the church for anyone who would like to come and watch/listen to the service there. 
Please contact Julie Wolstenholme at to book your place.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 352 781 482
Password: 003529
The church will remain open for individual prayer at any time. Anyone who wishes to access the building for this purpose, but who does not hold a key should contact Sheila Cass, who lives next door to the church. Please call her on 07805 219017 beforehand.
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
With love
Linda Paris
Chorlton Unitarian Church