Forthcoming Events

Sunday 6 January. Preparing the Ground. Our student pastor, Michael Allured, asks: "As another New Year beckons, and we make or don't make our resolutions, how do we embrace hope and new beginnings?" There will be children's activities in the chapel vestibule during the service. (Pre-school children should each be accompanied by a responsible adult.) After the service: a lunchtime discussion of the theme at the University Club in Mansfield Road, 1pm-2pm. All welcome; bring sandwiches.

Sunday 13 January. Jonah and the Whale. A service created by chapel member Joe Nicholas, presented by our retired minister, Revd Peter Hewis, and featuring story teller Sarah Law.

Sunday 20 January. Reverence for Life. Chapel member Bert Clough explores the ethics of the doctor, musician, and philosopher Albert Schweitzer, who was a member of the Unitarian Church of Cape Town.

Sunday 30 January.'Inwardness', or The Divine Within: The Historical Context is the theme of Dr Malcolm Vale's service.

Sunday 3 February.A Fair Field Full of Folk. Michael Allured writes: "Historically Unitarians walk in the path of treating all people fairly. Today's service explores what this means in the modern world." Children's activities will be held in the chapel vestibule during the service. After the service: a new discussion group, led by Michael Allured, entitled "Living Your Faith".

Sunday 10 February. "How Do You Hold Your Belief Bag?" Revd Sue Woolley (District Minister for Unitarians in the Midlands) unpacks a reading by the Unitarian Universalist minister and author Gary Kowalski to see how our beliefs inform our actions.

Sunday 17 February. Cherish Your Doubts is the quintessentially Unitarian theme of today's service, led by Jeff Teagle, a member of the Goldalming Unitarian congregation.

Sunday 24 February. The Meaning of Miracles. Guest preacher the Very Revd Professor Martyn Percy, Dean of Christ Church, Oxford, will base his consideration of pastoral-political dynamics on the Gospel story of Jesus and the Syro-Phoenician woman (Mark 7: 25-30). As the service falls near the date when the Anglican Church commemorates the poet and priest George Herbert, the service will include some of Herbert's poetry too.

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