Events

Summer School 2018

 
For more details, please see the Summer School website, at:
http://www.hucklowsummerschool.co.uk/
 
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Start Date: Sat 18 Aug 2018
End Date: Sat 25 Aug 2018

Circles of Connection - Training Course

 
Saturday 15th September - 11am for an 11.30am start until 3pm
Essex Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, London W8 4RT
 

The term ‘Engagement Groups’ is given to a particular style of Unitarian small-group activity which has the intention to enrich the spiritual life of participants, cultivate right relationship, create community, and deepen their connection to each other and to their congregation. In this taster session, led by Jane Blackall and Sheena Gabriel, we will explore the thinking behind Engagement Groups, consider the diverse forms they can take, introduce some basic principles of facilitation, and give pointers to further training opportunities and resources, in the hope that participants will be inspired to set up new Engagement Groups in their own congregations.
You’ll need to book in advance by 31st August (though the training is free of charge) so the organisers know how many people to prepare for, but you are also welcome to arrive at 3.00pm to attend a special circle-style worship service, following the workshop, connected to the day’s overall theme. This will be followed by refreshments and time to socialise with everyone. Finish time will be around 4.30pm.  To book a place on the workshop or find out more, please contact Jane Blackall ASAP on jane@kensington-unitarians.org.uk or phone and leave a message on 020 7221 6514.
 
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Start Date: Sat 15 Sep 2018
End Date: Sat 15 Sep 2018

Working on our Welcome

 
 
Saturday 29th September - 11am for an 11.30am start until 3.30pm
St. Saviourgate Unitarian Chapel, St. Saviourgate, York, YO1 8NQ
 

Unitarians are rightly proud of our historically progressive views on gender and sexuality issues, particularly our part in campaigning for equal marriage, but there is so much more work still to do. As a wider range of voices from across the LGBTQ+ rainbow (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer people) begin to make themselves heard, some of us may find ourselves confused by new terminology, and by seemingly conflicting messages about how best to respond to people’s needs. In this workshop, led by Quaker activist Fred Langridge and Jane Blackall from Kensington Unitarians, we will explore some practical ways in which our communities can offer a better welcome to visitors who identify as LGBTQ+ and highlight areas where we could improve our awareness and sensitivity around issues of gender, sexuality and relationship diversity. 
Advance booking is required for this workshop (though the training is free of charge). Please bring your own packed lunch. Tea and coffee will be provided. This event is open to Unitarians from across the Yorkshire district and beyond – the more the merrier! – as we are keen to spread best practice far and wide.  To reserve your place, or to find out more, contact Rev. Nicky Jenkins, minister with York Unitarians, on revnickyj@icloud.com.
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Start Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018
End Date: Sat 29 Sep 2018

Junior Weekend October 2018

More information will be available nearer the time.
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Start Date: Fri 05 Oct 2018
End Date: Sun 07 Oct 2018

Four Groups Weekend

 

 
 
A joint weekend arranged by The Earth Spirit Network, The National Unitarian Fellowship, The Peace Fellowship and the Unitarian Renewal Group at The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow.
For the booking form and more information, please go to:
http://www.nufonline.org.uk/NUF2015/pdfs/Booking%20Form.pdf
 
 
 
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Start Date: Fri 26 Oct 2018
End Date: Sun 28 Oct 2018

Inter Weekend November 2018

More information will be available nearer the time.
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Start Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018
End Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018

Senior Weekend November 2018

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Start Date: Fri 16 Nov 2018
End Date: Sun 18 Nov 2018

UNI-FEST 2019

More information will be available nearer the time.
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Start Date: Thu 24 Oct 2019
End Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019