Deepening our liberal spirituality
(Events every month, except in some cases August. Some variations of dates can occur - check the Calendar page for up-to-date information.)
1st and 3rd Wednesdays in the month at 1.15 for 1.30pm start, till 2.30pm.
Meditations, inspired mostly by Buddhist meditation teacher Thich Nhat Hanh, including chanting, breathing, and walking meditations.
Most Sundays at 10.10 for 10.20, till 10.50 a.m.
Primarily mantra meditation. In the Fellowship Room.
Heart and Soul Midweek Gatherings
2nd Wednesdays at 7pm (please arrive and settle by 7)
We are holding regular ‘Heart and Soul’ spiritual gatherings on the second Wednesday evening of each month. These contemplative gatherings are led by Michael Allured and the minister, Feargus O’Connor. The evening ends with time for refreshments (usually including cake!) and fellowship so it is a good opportunity to get to know people at a deeper level.
If you feel enthusiastic about the prospect of midweek services and experimenting with different forms of worship then please do come along and support us with your presence.
We usually meet in the chapel but on a warm Summer evening it could be in the garden at GGU.
In August, it's Transience and Transcendence. In September, Curiosity and Wonder.
3rd Fridays in the month at 7.30pm.
Life and Fun
4th Saturdays, 10a.m. till 2pm
Exploring all things Arty. All media. Bring a project you're working on. Share ideas & explore colour and materials in a friendly supportive space. Get inspiration from each other, cards and books.
Some materials provided. Tea, coffee, cake & biscuits on tap while you're working.
Look forward to meeting you at our workshops ~ Lyn Payne
Cost, £10 towards the Golders Green Unitarians Heritage Fund.
Poetry and prose sharing
4th Saturdays, 10.30 a.m. till 12.30pm
Share your own poems or your favourites, or just listen to others.
Refreshments included (cake, biscuits, tea and coffee)
£5 donation to The Heritage Fund
2nd Mondays at 7.30pm.
Bring a reading or two to share - light or serious as you wish.
Appreciating the depths of what someone has written opens windows of understanding on the human condition. Sitting together in a circle and taking turns to share what each of us has brought along is uplifting and fun, be it on a warm summer evening or in the depths of December. There’s no theme and this adds to the variety to be enjoyed. Everyone is welcome to read or just listen.
'Fellowship in Freedom' suppers
4th Wednesdays at 7.30pm
starting with contemplation and reflection led by Michael Allured
Sharing food is very much part of the community of Golders Green Unitarians. We begin seated in a circle with a short themed reflective contemplation. This is usually based on poetry or some quotations.
Our time of meditation together is followed by a shared simple meal. Those attending either contribute food or make a financial donation towards funds to maintain the building. No previous experience of meditation is necessary.
If you intend to join us, in order to get an idea of numbers for food please let Michael know before the day.
Groups express the life and soul of Unitarian liberal spiritual community. At Golders Green Unitarians, some groups are primarily for developing our spiritual depth and some are more for bringing us together for enjoyment.