“Spirituality in Art” Service

  On 7th May Diane Rutter, the new MUA President, led us in a really interesting and interactive service where we were invited to represent what spirituality meant to us in some artistic way.  Some people chose to paint or draw, others used images from the wide variety of magazines Diane brought to create collages, and a few wrote poems.  Quite an inspiring morning for all!  There’s a photo of our artwork included in this Newsletter, as well as a poem I wrote during the service – a bit rushed, so I wouldn’t describe it as my best work, but […]

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Visit to Stanway Gardens and Fountain

The Stanway Gardens were open on Sunday 7th May for the National Gardens Scheme, so three of us from Cheltenham, and three from Evesham, managed to get there in time to see the amazing 300 foot gravity fed fountain  We enjoyed the lovely warm sunshine and a mooch around the gardens, followed by a cuppa in the courtyard café – a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon!  

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Flower Communion – Sunday 4 June

  We have been asked to lead a Flower Communion on Sunday 4th June to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the first Flower Communion which took place in Czechoslovakia, organised by Rev. Dr. Norbert Capek, who founded the Unitarian Church in Prague in 1921.  He felt that the traditional Christian Communion Service, with bread and wine, was unacceptable to many members of his congregation, so he turned to the native beauty of their countryside for elements of a new communion.  Please do bring a flower to place in a vase at the beginning of the service, and you’ll then have […]

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Alternative Worship Experiences – Next one Friday June 2nd 4PM

  We have been holding monthly Alternative Worship Experiences (A.W.E.) on a Friday afternoon between 4.00 pm and 5.30 pm, and the offering for June 2nd at Bayshill will be a meditation on the 23rd Psalm, led by Alison Thursfield.  After this there will be a break over the summer, but we’ll start again on the first Friday in October, so there will be more news in the September newsletter.

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Circle Services

Circle Service Our “Members’ Services” are now called “Circle Services”, to reflect more effectively the way we meet, but the essence is the same – we ask the congregation to bring a contribution towards the service – a poem, or reading, or piece of music on CD.  Our next Circle Service will be on Sunday 18th June, led by Alison Thursfield, on the theme of “Stillness in a Frenetic World”, so please do come along and bring something which reflects what that means to you.

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Calling all Unitarians:

If you are proud of this church, Become its advocate. If you are concerned for its future, Share its message. If its values resonate deeply within you, Give it a measure of your devotion. This church cannot survive without your faith, your confidence, your enthusiasm. Its destiny, the larger hope, rests in your hands. Words by Michael A. Schuler

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