Although during the pandemic lockdowns we were not able to hold weekly in-person services at Oat Street Unitarian Chapel. Rev Mark developed a number on online weekly events on both Zoom and the Evesham Unitarian Facebook page to help members of our congregations to keep in touch with one another. These events are continuing even though we have reintroduced in person Sunday services every week at Oat Street. Everyone, whether a congregation member or not, is 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 use this link with the meeting ID: 942 2364 8779 and the passcode: 3c9Pb1 . You can also take part by phone via +44 203 901 7895, entering meeting ID: 942 2364 8779 and passcode: 240050 when prompted.
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) – also on held on some Fridays at 5pm
Thursdays 9pm Facebook Live (Facebook)
Fridays 7pm Stillness at Seven (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.
Stillness at Seven is fifteen minute period of shared stillness with periods to be in community gathered in prayer and reflection.
Gratitude : two minutes to offer thanks
Knowing : two minutes in self reflection
Listening : two minutes with our own still small voice
Loving : two minutes to offer love to the world.
At the end of fifteen minutes thanks will be 3 and people leave the room in silence when each individual is ready. Feel free to unmute to say thank you and leave.