Glasgow Unitarian Church – Programme
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PROGRAMME

Sunday JANUARY 6th - ALASTAIR MOODIE (Children’s Group)
The Insanity of Humankind: What will save us? - During an alarmingly short period of time - a human lifetime - human activity has consumed and poisoned much of our planet's land, air and water upon which all life depends. What drives us to pursue this path to destruction? A great transformation is needed to save us and the world.


Sunday JANUARY 13th - JON CAPE
Spiritualise – Reclaiming spirituality for the twenty-first century


Sunday JANUARY 20th - JIM MILLAR
Thank God For Evolution - Evolution is the greatest story ever told. It is the story of us all. Today I will explore how a deep understanding of evolution can help shape our spiritual lives, our moral values, our relationship with the world around us and with each other.


Sunday JANUARY 27th - IAIN BROWN
Terror Management Theory (Nothing to do with Terrorism) - How does knowledge of our inevitable death shape the lives of both believers and disbelievers in life after death?


Sunday FEBRUARY 3rd - LYANNE MITCHELL (Children’s Group)
Superheroes - Following a children’s story for all ages, there will be an exploration of the deeper meaning of ‘super powers’.


Sunday FEBRUARY 10th - PRESIDENTIAL VISIT - JOAN COOK
What is a Church? - What do we mean by Church? And what makes us different from the pub, golf club or former pupil’s association


Sunday FEBRUARY 17th - NEIL SPURWAY
Tim Crane: Religion from a tolerant Atheist’s point of view - A contemporary atheist philosopher who defends religion, especially against the 'New Atheists'.


Sunday FEBRUARY 24th - Rev JOHN CLIFFORD
Ramohun Roy and the Bramah Samaj - A reformist branch of Hinduism that had very close links with Unitarianism


Sunday MARCH 3rd - Rev CAROLINE CORMACK (Children’s Group)
The Last bus – relish the journey - How accepting that our lives are finite can help us live more fully


Sunday MARCH 10th - RODDY MACPHERSON
Live Wires and Dead Sea Scrolls - Thoughts on reviewing some more recent developments in biblical research.


Sunday MARCH 17th STEPHEN BOSTOK
Sir Alister Hardy - Zoologist who in 1970 set up a unit to study religious experience


Sunday MARCH 24th - BARBARA CLIFFORD
Gaskell, Potter and Plath - Unitarian Women Authors.


Sunday MARCH 31st - ALISON SPURWAY
Strong and Free; the Story of the Settlement Women - How Glasgow Women escaped from nothing but domesticity and became pioneers in social work



OTHER ACTIVITIES IN OUR CHURCH

Every Wednesday a small informal drop-in group meets at 7.00pm in the church. “What you say and hear here, stays here”. Some weeks we plan together what will be happening in the following weeks. All members of the congregation and their friends are welcome to turn up and walk in.

Here are examples of our activities:

  1. Sharing and discussing a particular interest, thought, feeling or concern. It doesn’t have to be spiritual or religious. Anything under the sun goes!
  2. Arranging to attend a particular film/lecture/ theatrical production/ talk together and discuss its meaning and importance later at the meeting.
  3. Planning an outing/walk on a Saturday to a place of interest. eg Doors Open Days, Scottish Agricultural Museum and Kilmartin Glen in Argyll.
  4. Reading a play, sharing an interesting newspaper or magazine article, playing favourite music etc.

Social Occasions

Aside from the weekly coffee-hour, the social events proposed for the final quarter of 2018 are a shared lunch in October, a yet-to-be arranged outing in November and an afternoon party for children and adults in December.


Social Action Group: meeting monthly after the service on the second Sunday of each month. This group provides an opportunity to help alleviate the problems of our modern world. Topics of current interest are Amnesty, poverty, homelessness, refugees, animal welfare, re-cycling and environmental concerns. From fund-raising to active protest, we will be doing what we can. Your ideas and time would be most welcome.


PLEASE CHECK DETAILS OF ALL ACTIVITIES ON THIS WEB-SITE PRIOR TO ATTENDING AS TIMINGS AND TOPICS MAY CHANGE.