Guide to our regular online events during the pandemic

Although we have been unable to hold physical services here at Oat Street for several months because of the coronavirus pandemic, Rev Mark has been busy developing a number of regular online events via both Zoom and the Evesham Unitarian Facebook page to help members of the Evesham and wider Cotswold Group congregations and our friends to keep in touch with one another. All are welcome to any of these, as always. This news item is a summary of everything taking place and we will aim to keep it updated as circumstances change.

For Zoom events, please email Rev Mark (reverendhutch@gmail.com) and he will add you to his lists of invitees and send you the relevant links.

For Facebook, visit our Facebook page at the relevant time and look for the Live event; or if you already follow or Like our page, we’ll be in Recent Live Videos under the Live option on your Facebook home page. You can also tweak your Facebook settings to be notified every time we go live.  Once the event is over you’ll be able to watch a recording of it on our Videos page.

Thursdays 7pm Touching The Sprit (Zoom)

Thursdays 9pm Facebook Live: 20 minute reflection on the week

Fridays 11am Touching The Spirit (Zoom)

Saturdays 11am Heart and Soul (Zoom)

Sundays 7.30pm Heart and Soul (Zoom)

Heart and Soul is a contemplative spiritual gathering in which you can take time to reflect on life in the company of others. Each session follows a regular pattern, including readings and music from an eclectic range of sources, time for guided prayers of gratitude, compassion for others, self-reflection, and silent meditation

Touching The Spirit is made up of the following:

Listening : there are chosen words and phrases and we listen to others as they express how those words relate to or affect them today.

Readings : poetry , reflection or narrative the host reads to the spirit of the gathering.

Discussion : a short period reflecting our experience of the gathering and beyond.

Silent meditation : we finish together in silence.

The gathering will last about an hour and no longer than 75 minutes.

Celebrate Imbolc with our Earth Spirit Circle, 1 February 2020

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.