Macclesfield Gatherings – 29/11

Macclesfield Gatherings - 29/11

Dear friends
Please see below the details of our gatherings this week.
Tuesday 30th 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 30th November, 7 – 7.45 pm: Advent Centering Prayer Meditation

Listening with the heart: we will hear a piece of poetry on the advent theme of hope and listen for a word or phrase that speaks to us. We will then meditate on our sacred word or phrase using the simple practice of centering prayer, which originated with Father Thomas Keating, a Trappist monk who was inspired by both Christian contemplative monasticism and Zen Buddhism. 
Led by Laura Dobson. No previous experience of meditation required. All welcome.

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Wednesday 1st December 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 theme talk for Hucklow Summer School 2021, given by Rev Stephen Lingwood – The prophetic mission in the climate crisis as the cultivation of resistance, repentance, and resilience. 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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Stephen Lingwood is a pioneer community minister, serving the congregation of Cardiff Unitarians / Undodiaid Caerdydd and doing grass-roots mission work in inner-city Cardiff. Previously he worked for nine years as minister of Bank Street Unitarian Chapel in Bolton. He is author of The Unitarian Life: Voices from the Past and Present and Seeking Paradise: A Unitarian Mission for Our Time. He works in Riverside, a diverse, inner-city area of Cardiff, engaging in dialogue with artists and political radicals, working on climate activism, and collaborating with other faith-based activists. He is exploring what it means to seek paradise in one urban neighbourhood in the age of the climate crisis.

You can watch the full talk here:
All the theme talks can be viewed from the Hucklow Summer School YouTube channel 
Thursday 2nd December, 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 ‘Slow down.’
‘Life is so short, we should all move more slowly.’ — Thich Nhat Hanh

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Sunday 5th December 10 – 11 am: Sunday Gathering in the Chapel
O Come O Come Emmanuel – welcoming the gift of incarnation. We will be exploring a Unitarian view of incarnation – we are all incarnations of the divine light and our bodies are as much part of our divinity as our souls. As nineteenth century Unitarian theologian James Martineau said, “The incarnation is true, not of Christ exclusively, but of Man universally, and God everlastingly.” Led by Laura Dobson. All welcome.
Anyone who is unable to attend chapel is welcome to join the Chorlton congregation on Zoom for their congregational Advent service at 10.30 am, led by Tom Grimshaw. All welcome.
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Meeting ID: 868 9873 0361

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With much love and many blessings

Laura Dobson

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

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