Glasgow Unitarian Church – Programme
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PROGRAMME

Sunday JUNE 23rd - IAIN BROWN
AS A WORSHIPPING ATHEIST ... what is it that I DON’T worship? And do I know what I DO worship? Discussion within service.


Sunday JUNE 30th - MEHDI SAKI
NAMING CEREMONY led by Iain Brown for son of Mehdi and Lindsey Saki followed by a short talk by Mehdi Saki on The Ancient Persian Empire and Cyrus.


Sunday JULY 7th - DUNCAN RAIT (Children’s Group)
The long train, think and you’ll miss it - Whether away with the fairies or down deep in contemplation our brain is often not with our surroundings in the present. Where do we get knowledge of life and where should our attention be?

There will be an Intergen(erational) Service at 1.30 pm following the service.


Sunday JULY 14th - ALISON & NEIL SPURWAY
Poems of Faith and Doubt - We shall read a selection of English-language poems which we hope listeners will find both enjoyable (in the holiday season!) and thought-provoking


Sunday JULY 21st - RUTH GREGORY
THE WATER OF LIFE - The Gaelic words “uisge beatha” mean “water of life”, commonly referring to whisky, a drink that sustains life --or so we are invited to believe! In our service, we will have a quick look at real water as the vital component of life as we know it, the importance of plenty of water for good health, the sacred associations of water in Glasgow’s Holy Wells. Lastly there will be an opportunity to reflect on what is the water of your life—something non-physical and non-material but vital for your continued existence. We’ll share our answers.


Sunday JULY 28th - MEHDI SAKI
ZOROASTER - Ancient Persian originator of religious thought and organisation before Moses. A twenty first century Iranian's view of him.


Sunday AUGUST 4th - ROSEMARY G FRANCES MA (Children’s Group)
When did lying become part of the everyday? - The digital age has made communication easier and faster. With more communication comes more lies. Should we believe all that we hear and read? Fake news and scams seem to be everywhere. There maybe a temptation to deceive because it seems more commonplace. Let’s consider why and how people deceive others. Discussion after the service.


Sunday AUGUST 11th - JIM MILLER


Sunday AUGUST 18th - LESLEY HARTLEY
Philanthropist, Altruist and Simply Kind – John Pounds - remembering Stephanie, Colin and John ‘I wants they as nobody cares for. They’s they for me.’ The words of this social and educational shaper whose remarkable life is the subject of a Unitarian Famous Person poster.'


Sunday AUGUST 25th - REV DR RALPH CATTS
CHANGES - Eastern religions or philosophies emphasise the impermanence of all things, whereas in western culture we seem to resist change. The importance of accepting that all things must pass (George Harrison) will be the focus of this event.
The service will include an opportunity for reflection and for comments or questions.



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.