Macclesfield Unitarians



Thinking Worship

  • Sundungaree on Food

    Sundungaree on Food February’s gathering, hosted by Jill, was about food. She introduced three ideas about food; memories, love and hospitality but there were many other aspects spoken about as we would expect from our diverse community. There were stories about memories that certain foods could bring back and stories of how food represented loveContinue reading…

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  • Remembrance service

      This year’s remembrance service was conducted by Bob Auld.  As we have come to expect from Bob there was much music and singing and in this he was helped by his friend Dorothy Waite who we warmly welcomed. After the lighting of the chalice we stood for the traditional 2 minutes silence which wasContinue reading…

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  • Losing my Religion

          From a service by Larry Bode     We were pleased this month to welcome back Larry Bode. He started by explaining that he is a Humanist Unitarian (or Unitarian Humanist) and that he is proud to be a Unitarian where there are so many shades of opinion, ranging from Liberal Christianity to agnosticism or atheism, trying toContinue reading…

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  • Flower communion by Jean

      Flower Communion      “Bring flowers to our altar to show nature’s beauty” is a line from one of the hymns which we sang at our flower communion to welcome the spring – and we did just that. After being reminded that flowers don’t bloom for us but that they are nature’s expression of abundant life,Continue reading…

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  • Send a Child to Hucklow Service

    This month Julie and Anne arranged a service to raise our awareness of this charity and to raise some money too. The charity aims ‘to arrange holidays at the Unitarian Nightingale centre in Derbyshire for disadvantaged children with no regard to religion, race or creed.’ As Julie told us about the work being done weContinue reading…

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  • Meeting Elmer

      Sunday’s service was led by Lesley who started by lighting the chalice flame for all who felt left out because they were different. We were then introduced to Elmer, the patchwork elephant, who was certainly different. Elmer was fun and the other elephants were cheerful when he was around but Elmer thought they wereContinue reading…

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  • On a recent vacation in Oregon I had the pleasure of attending a Sunday service with the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in Florence (no relation). Though the setting – a store-front premises in a small business park – was markedly different from ours, the worship really wasn’t, and we felt we were under a blanket ofContinue reading…

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  • Poem for Mothers Day

    Fiona Holland brought us this delightful poem during today’s service . . . Thanks, Fiona! If I had my child to raise all over again – I’d finger paint more and point the finger less; I’d do less correcting and more connecting; I’d take my eyes off the watch and watch with my eyes; IContinue reading…

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  • Sunday Feb 17th

    The President elect of the Unitarian General Assembly, Bill Darlison, led a terrific service of celebration and renewal here yesterday, and part of what he offered was this morning affirmation:- A reaffirmation of my belief that my life is a gift not a burden; A recommitment to the principle of human brotherhood and sisterhood; AContinue reading…

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  • Used on World Religions Day (Jan. 20th)

    Each Seeking Faith – Brian Wren No. 30 in the Unitarian hymn-book: ‘Sing Your Faith’ Each seeking faith is seeking light, and light dawns on our seeking When clashing tongues combine to pray that light will shine, And guide and gather all on earth in peaceful greeting. Each seeking faith is seeking truth, for truthContinue reading…

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