Our “Transformers Evesham” children’s group launches 12th January 2020

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.

For further details of the sessions, please contact Rosemary Webb 01684 565708 or Rev Mark Hutchinson.

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.
Transforming Ourselves
Searching 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.

Do join us….

Family Reading of “A Christmas Carol,” 6pm Sunday 22 December

At 6pm on 22 December, Rev Mark will take us all on Scrooge’s journey of Christmas past present and future via a family reading of an abridged version of Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol.  Experience a live journey of this heartfelt message as portrayed by Dickens.

There may be a mince pie or two, some singing and laughter . Free entry – donations only, all money raised will be shared between the Chapel’s Gatehouse refurbishment fund and Evesham Pride (coming your way on 4 July 2020).  Everyone is as always very welcome.

“Earth Spirit Yule,” Saturday 21 December , 7pm

At 7pm on Saturday 21st December, everyone is welcome to Join Rev Mark and Shane Hughes in an informal gathering to celebrate Yule, the festival of reflection and renewal.

At this time we will pause and listen to our inner wisdom in the stillness, becoming aware of the seeds of our future growth waiting for birth. We will welcome the rebirth of the sun at the winter solstice, seeking renewal in our lives by honouring the darkness and the return of the light within.

We will work with the seasonal energies through meditating, singing, chanting and sharing our insights. Please feel free to bring poems, songs, stories or other offerings to share with the group.

After the circle celebration there will be light refreshments .

Annual Christmas Concert with “Musyck Anon,” Friday 20 December

Every year Oat Street Unitarian Chapel welcomes our friends the early music singing group Musyck Anon for a Christmas concert full of traditional and modern a cappella seasonal music, and a good time is invariably had by all.

This year’s concert is at 7.30pm on Friday 20 December and will be followed by refreshments.  Entry is free, as are the refreshments, but there will be a retiring collection in aid of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.    The regular programme of live music here bears witness to our excellent acoustics, there is free parking next door in the evenings and we would love to welcome as many of you as possible on 20th.