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“Heading For Extinction” talk, Thursday 21 November 7.30pm

On the evening of  21st November Oat Street Unitarian Chapel will be hosting a talk from Extinction Rebellion Evesham branch called “Heading For Extinction.”    The organisers have given us the following summary:
Are you confused about climate science? Do you feel worried about the state of the planet, but don’t know what to do?  ‘Heading for Extinction’ is a hard-hitting look at the latest climate science and the very real prospect of climate collapse. We explore why global emissions are continuing to rise in 2019, despite decades of petitions, protests, and increasingly dire scientific warnings. We’ll also share Extinction Rebellion’s vision for bringing about change, in order to save ourselves and the Earth’s fragile ecosystem before it’s too late. “
For a preview of what to expect, there are a number of videos on YouTube of Heading For Extinction talks earlier this year including ones at Oxford and Bristol.
 The event is free, 7pm for a 7.30pm start, and everyone is of course very welcome.  The Chapel already hosts the local Extinction Rebellion group’s meetings every other Friday although the 15 November gathering was cancelled due to flooding  – which rather proves the campaign’s point!

Transgender Day of Remembrance service, Wednesday 20 November

At 8pm on Wednesday 20 November, Oat Street Unitarians will be holding a special service in honour of  Transgender Day of Remembrance, (TDoR), a day marked annually in memory of those who have lost their lives as a result of transphobic violence.  TDoR comes at the end of Transgender Awareness Week,  during which a number of events take place every year to raise awareness of the transgender community and the issues that it faces.   Many other Unitarian congregations worldwide take part in these events as well as marking TDoR.   Even if you have never visited the Chapel before, you are more than welcome to join us on 20th for this very special occasion.

Taster session for the new Children’s Group at the Chapel, Sunday 24 November

Oat Street Unitarian Chapel already supports the popular “Malvern Transformers” after-school children’s group that runs every Friday in term time for children up to Year 5. This is an activity group ideal for all children who want to make a difference in the world, whether big or small.

We are very pleased to announce that Transformers will now be launching in Evesham in January 2020 as a monthly Sunday morning gathering, and we are running a taster/sampler session from 1045-1200 on Sunday 24 November to which everyone is very much welcome.

Transformers is about making a difference in a small, or big, way.
Transforming OurselvesSearching for truth and meaning. Recognising the inherent worth and dignity of every person.
Transforming Others:  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.

Each session comprises: Sharing News, games, videos, crafts, a discussion and, of course fun!

The regular Evesham  monthly sessions start on 12th January 2020 and will cost £1.50 per session.   For further details, please contact:

Rosemary Webb

Tel: 01684 565708

or our Minister  Rev  Mark Hutchinson
Tel: 07951947251

More live folk at the Chapel, Saturday 16 November

Worcestershire based singer-songwriters Colin Pitts and Mike Weaver will be joined by the highly acclaimed Emi McDade for the latest in the series of popular ‘Folk Treble’ evenings at Oat Street Chapel on Saturday 16th November.

Mike and Colin are well known to us at Oat Street from previous shows.  Emi is a talented young keyboard player and songwriter from Highnam, near Gloucester, who has performed on stages and at festivals all over the UK. Praised for her unique vocals, she returns to Evesham for the first time in three years.   This sounds like a great night out to us….

Doors open 7.30pm, music starts 8pm.  There is a public car park adjacent (free after 6pm).  We don’t have a bar, but audience members may bring their own alcoholic or soft drinks. Tickets £9 online in advance or £10 on the door from this link.