From 7 – 8.15pm on Saturday 1 February all are very welcome to our informal gathering at the Chapel to celebrate Imbolc, the Celtic fire festival of awakening, when we welcome the returning light and clear away the debris of winter, preparing the ground for the first ploughing and sowing.
We welcome the stirrings of Spring as the first green shoots and the snowdrops push through the soil, giving us encouragement and confidence to light the fires of hope and inspiration in our hearts.
In a celebration led by our Minister Rev Mark Hutchinson, we will work with the energies of the season and celebrate with music, meditation, poetry and more. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories, movement or other offerings to share with the group.
Building upon the tremendous success of the Transformers Malvern children’s group, Transformers Evesham will be holding the first of its monthly sessions for all children of school-age up to end of year 5 from 1045-1200 on Sunday 12 January at Oat Street Unitarian Chapel. The cost is £1.50 per session. In the first session we will start the first of our themes for the sessions, “Less Plastic Is Fantastic.”
The second session will be on Sunday 9 February.l
Rev Mark illustrates the aim of the group with the following story:
“One day a man was walking along the beach when he noticed a boy picking something up and gently throwing it into the ocean. Approaching the boy, he asked, “What are you doing?” The youth re plied, “Throwing starfish back into the ocean. The surf is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them back, they’ll die.”
“Son,” the man said, “don’t you realize there are miles and miles of beach and hundreds of starfish? You can’t make a difference!”
After listening politely, the boy bent down, picked up another starfish,
and threw it back into the surf. Then, smiling at the man, he said…” I
made a difference for that one.”
(Adapted from The Star Thrower, Loren Eiseley, 1969)
Transformers is about making a difference in a small, or big, way.
Searching for truth and meaning. Recognising the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Striving for justice, equity and compassion in human relations. Accepting others and providing encouragement to spiritual growth.
Transforming the World
Working for peace. Caring for our world. Respecting the interdependent web of all existence.
Do join us….