Events

JOINT MULTI-FAITH SERVICE WITH SACRED SINGING

A Joint Multi-Faith Service takes place at the Unitarian Chapel in Padiham, Lancashire, on Sunday 24th September at 10.30 am.
'Sacred Songs of Hope' ... including Sufi Qawwali singers (devotional songs in the Sufi Islamic tradition, in Urdu, Punjabi, Arabic and English), an Interfaith women's choir from Manchester (with Jewish, Christian, Hindu and Sikh songs), prayers, and readings from Sacred Scripture (the Bible and Qur'an), with a shared meal to follow from 12.30. 
This service will be filmed for publicity purposes for the Internet by UKUnitarianTV - it will not be live filming.
 
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Start Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017
End Date: Sun 24 Sep 2017

Worship Studies Course 2017

Rosslyn Hill Chapel is proud to host the only Unitarian Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step) in the UK in the coming year on four Saturdays.Worship Studies: Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?
The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step).

Session 1 on 4th March - The Foundations of Worship with Rev Martin Whitell and Rev Kate Dean


Session 2 on 15th July - Prayerfulness/sacred space - Guest speakers: Rev Sarah Tinker and Jane Blackall


Session 3 on 30th Sept - Writing, Preaching and Ritual - Guest speaker: Rev John Harley


Session 4 on 2nd Dec (date TBC) - Practicalities, Craft and Storytelling – Guest speaker: Rev Sue Woolley

The Foundation Step course is based on the very popular version run by Kensington Unitarians in 2013 and further WSC training is offered as a correspondence course after this first step. Group sessions will take place on the following Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 2nd Dec at Rosslyn Hill Chapel.

Course fee: £39

To register for more information, contact Rev'd Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com Deadline for registration 31st January
 
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Start Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017
End Date: Sat 02 Dec 2017

Youth Programme Stakeholders Session

Are you interested in the Unitarian Youth Programme? Do you have children, teenagers or grandchildren that are the correct age brackets to come to our weekends? Would you like to send your children to the programme but does something keep stopping you? Are there things that you would like the Youth Programme to offer but don’t? Have you been through or are currently going through the Youth Programme yourself and are interested in its future?
The Youth Panel would like to hold a stakeholders session to help us to take the programme forward in the coming years. With the present Youth Officer leaving this is an ideal time for consultation.
We plan to hold this session on Saturday 30 September 2017 at St. Saviourgate Chapel, York YO1 8NQ between 12noon and 4pm (approx.).
For further information or to let us know you wish to attend please contact Lorna Barry (Chair of Youth Panel) on lornahill28@googlemail.com or 07848 835 285. If you have comments or ideas that you would like to make and you cannot make the day, then please send these to Lorna.
The Youth Programme is dear to the hearts of so many of us we want to make sure of its continuing success.
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Start Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017
End Date: Sat 30 Sep 2017

Junior weekend 6-8 October 2017

To use our online booking system, you must have a user account. If you already have an account, please login. If you have forgotten your password, please use the password reset link.
If you do not have a user account, please contact us to request one. When you contact us please leave your full name and email address - we will then send new login details to your email address.
Or download a booking form and send to us at Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex St, London, WC2R 3HY.
To complete your booking you need to complete a Personal Information Form and return it to Essex Hall. Without this form we cannot accept your booking. Thanks
 
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Start Date: Fri 06 Oct 2017
End Date: Sun 08 Oct 2017

Unitarian Theology Conference 2017

500 Years On - The Reformation Must Continue!
FRIDAY 13TH OCTOBER - "ON GOD"

Ant Howe, Jane Blackall, Lewis Connolly
SATURDAY 14TH OCTOBER "ON UNITARIANISM"
Ann Peart, Justin Meggit, Stephen Lingwood
Panel: Claire MacDonald, Lucy Harris, Robin Hanford

MILL HILL UNITARIAN CHAPEL, CITY SQUARE, LEEDS, LS1 5EB (Two minute walk from Leeds Railway Station)

ALL WELCOME
For further information contact Rev Jim Corrigall on 07909572279 or email corrigalljim@gmail.com
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Start Date: Fri 13 Oct 2017
End Date: Sat 14 Oct 2017

Past and Present Student Union Conference

PPSU 2017 at Vashti, Luther King House. Our annual gathering is open for bookings.
Our Speakers, Revd Jim Corrigall, Revd Matthew Smith and Revd Sarah Tinker, will share their experiences at the Findhorn Foundation, the impact and influence on their lives.

We will also share theory and practice of ministry to frail members with Revd Dr Jan Berry, Revd Winnie Gordon and Revd Dr Ralph Catts.
 
Worship will be led by our President, Revd Winnie Gordon.
Please use our booking form to confirm attendance.
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Start Date: Thu 19 Oct 2017
End Date: Fri 20 Oct 2017

European Unitarian Universalist (EUU) Fall Retreat

Engage your Heart and Feed Your Spirit– It’s all Happening in Spa
The annual EUU fall retreat will be held in the hills above beautiful Spa, Belgium. The Corsendonk Sol Cress Center has been a favourite UU retreat site for many years, and is the top choice for the Netherlands fellowship.  (Yes, yes, we know that Belgium is not part of the Netherlands, but it’s in the Benelux, right?). Retreats feed the spirit and build our community.
And then there are the workshops. And excursions. And quiet time… to just breathe.
Of course, UUs also come to retreats to hear from the luminaries among us, and this retreat is no exception with the Reverend Diane Rollert speaking about, “Engaging the Heart, Ways to Spirit.”
Diane says, “As Unitarians and Universalists, we have the freedom to chart our own spiritual paths, yet we live with a challenging dichotomy. We’re often caught in thinking mode. We question and we analyse, while our hearts cry out for deeper spiritual experience....".
A final note: When you are packing, don’t forget to bring your swimsuit because Spa’s famous thermal baths are an easy walk from the retreat center.
Registration will open soon. Go to EUU website or watch the Unifier for details. Questions? Contact us at euuretreat@nuuf.nl
Go to the video link to hear from Diane.
 
 
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Start Date: Fri 27 Oct 2017
End Date: Sun 29 Oct 2017

Senior Weekend 17-19 November 2017


To use our online booking system, you must have a user account. If you already have an account, please login. If you have forgotten your password, please use the password reset link.
If you do not have a user account, please contact us to request one. When you contact us please leave your full name and email address - we will then send new login details to your email address.
Or download a booking form and send to us at Unitarian Headquarters, Essex Hall, 1-6 Essex St, London, WC2R 3HY.
To complete your booking you need to complete a Personal Information Form and return it to Essex Hall. Without this form we cannot accept your booking. Thanks
 
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Start Date: Fri 17 Nov 2017
End Date: Sun 19 Nov 2017

The Findhorn Unitarian Network (FUN) Experience Week 2018

Applications are now open to participate in the FUN programme which will take place from 2pm on 27th January to 9am on 3rd February 2018 at Findhorn. The programme aims to enable Unitarians to draw ideas that they can apply to leadership and renewal in chapels and the wider movement. The programme provides an experience of Findhorn, with a focus on learning about leadership and change.

Who can I talk with about the FUN course?  You can contact the convenor, Valerie Chamberlain (01257 482 314) FindhornUnitarianNetwork@gmail.com or the secretary Riena Jackson (01473 210 064) both of whom took part in last year’s Unitarian Experience Week.

Applications are now open: A £100 deposit will be required and will be non-refundable from 31/10/2017.  
We aim to enable Unitarians to draw ideas that we can apply to leadership and renewal in chapels and the wider movement. The programme provides an experience of Findhorn, with a focus on learning about leadership and change. Additional sessions provide Findhorn members with an opportunity to learn more about Unitarian beliefs.

For more information, download our information sheet. To book, please use the application form.
 
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Start Date: Sat 27 Jan 2018
End Date: Sat 03 Feb 2018