Macclesfield Gatherings – 15/11

Macclesfield Gatherings - 15/11

Dear friends
 
Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.
 
Tuesday 16th November 12.30 – 1.30 pm Tao on Tuesday in Chapel
 
Join us 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.
 
Tuesday 16th November 7 – 7:45 pm Loving Kindness Meditation for the UN International Day for Tolerance, on Zoom
 
Today is the UN International Day for Tolerance. We will meditate with the Metta Bhavana practice, from the Buddhist tradition, to cultivate loving kindness towards ourselves and others. Led by Laura Dobson. No previous experience of meditation required. All welcome.
 
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Wednesday 17th November 7 – 8 pm: Zoom Engagement Group
 
‘Why are we here? Discerning our Unitarian mission in an upturned world.’ A discussion of the inspiring and challenging first theme talk for Hucklow Summer School 2021, given by Rev Jo James. In the meeting I will show a short extract from the talk, which will lead into a discussion of the main themes. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
 
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Meeting ID: 868 9873 0361
Passcode: 101861
 
Jo is the minister of Mill Hill Unitarian Chapel, Leeds. His talk was entitled, “What is the spirit saying in the churches?” Are we ‘spiritual not religious’? If so, what does spiritual mean? Are we ourselves religious or does religious diversity meant that we are a space to talk about being religious? Drawing on insights from the academic study of religion and several years’ experience of practical ministry this talk aims to provoke and stimulate discussion but also to deep dive into sacred experience.
 
You can watch the full talk here:
 
All the theme talks can be viewed from the Hucklow Summer School YouTube channel 
 
 
Thursday 18th November, 7 – 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. Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome. This week’s theme is ‘Strangeness.’
 
‘The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and all science. He to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead: his eyes are closed.’ ― Albert Einstein
 
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Meeting ID: 868 9873 0361
Passcode: 101861
 
Sunday 21st November 10 – 11 am Sunday Gathering in the Chapel
 
Theodore Parker and the arc of the moral universe. Laura Dobson leads us in exploring the inspirational life of Theodore Parker (1810 – 1860), American Transcendentalist and Unitarian minister, whose work inspired Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr and many others. All welcome.
 
Anyone who is unable to attend chapel is welcome to join the Chorlton congregation on Zoom for their service at 10.30 am, led by Mike Rutter, on the theme of ‘Unitarians – seeking truth through freedom and dissent.’
 
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Meeting ID: 868 9873 0361
Passcode: 101861
 
With much love and many blessings

Laura Dobson

Minister-Elect, Chorlton Unitarians and King Edward Street Unitarian Chapel, Macclesfield

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