Sunday Gathering
Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Labelling Race'.

One of the most pernicious and persistent ways we label human beings is by race. Although the notion of racial groupings has no sound basis in biology, the habits and impacts of race-labelling remain powerful and damaging in human society.

What is the basis of race labels? Why are we so insistent on using them despite the harm they cause? What can we do about it?

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Meditation Group
Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Body & Mind
Mar
1
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Big Talk
Mar
5
6:30 PM18:30

Big Talk

This ideas and philosophy group explores a different topic each month. The setting is respectful and open-minded: we enjoy sharing ideas and learning about each other's perspectives. No academic background is necessary; just a willingness to join in the discussion.

This month's theme will be confirmed nearer the date.

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Meditation Group
Mar
6
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'The Mother Label'. 

This Mothering Sunday, as we honour mothers and those - whether biological parents or not - fill that nurturing role, we also explore the label of 'mother.' This one word tends to define, honour, and constrain the people to whom it applies. 

If you are a mother, have mothered anyone, or ever had a mother - especially if you don't live up to the stereotype - today is for you!

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Meditation Group
Mar
13
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Mar
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst: East End Change-Maker
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Sylvia Pankhurst: East End Change-Maker

2018 marks the centenary of when the first women were finally granted the vote.

What better way to celebrate this milestone than to learn of the remarkable community-organising strategy of Sylvia Pankhurst and the East London Federation of Suffragettes? And where better than at New Unity Meeting House, heralded as 'the birthplace of feminism' due to its connections to Mary Wollstonecraft, eighteenth-century author of ‘A Vindication of the Rights of Woman’?

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Meditation Group
Mar
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Bright Lights Children's Group
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Bright Lights Children's Group

Our weekly session for children, held at Newington Green during our Sunday Gathering. Through arts & crafts, storytelling and other activities, we help the children to learn how to make ethical decisions and discover their own way through life. This week we explore humanism: can you have goodness without god?

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Sunday Gathering
Mar
25
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Meditation Group
Mar
27
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Body & Mind
Mar
29
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Passover Seder
Mar
31
6:00 PM18:00

Passover Seder

Each year, New Unity celebrates freedom at Passover with a communal Seder meal. The Seder is the traditional Jewish celebration for Passover - a holiday marking the tragedy of slavery, celebrating the joy of liberation, and committing to work for the freedom of all people.

Our Passover Seder takes place at New Unity, 277A Upper Street, N1 2TZ. All are welcome, whether part of the New Unity community or not. This is a thought-provoking, well-attended event with symbolic foods, words, and song followed by a festive meal. It's also a great chance to get to know people better.

The food and drink are provided by the attendees. Please book your place and sign up to bring something by registering here: http://bit.ly/NUSeder2018

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Sunday Gathering
Apr
1
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Meditation Group
Apr
3
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Apr
8
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Apr
15
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Apr
22
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Body & Mind
Apr
26
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Sunday Gathering
Apr
29
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Beautiful Trouble: Creative Resistance Workshop
May
5
to May 6

Beautiful Trouble: Creative Resistance Workshop

A jam-packed 2-day workshop that'll equip us with tools to create strategic acts of resistance to the problems of our time.

We'll be brought together with like-minded people from our community, both New Unity members and others, to work on local issues. We'll explore case studies from an extraordinary international network of artist-activist trainers and creative campaigners. We'll discover the tactics and techniques of game-changing creative activism. We'll learn how to connect and strengthen a social movement. And we'll join New Unity's Sunday Gathering to share what we've learnt with their wider congregation.

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Sunday Gathering
May
6
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
May
27
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Body & Mind
May
31
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Sunday Gathering
Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Jun
10
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Jun
17
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Sunday Gathering
Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Body & Mind
Jun
28
7:00 PM19:00

Body & Mind

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Meditation Group
Feb
20
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Not Just a Beard - New Unity Men's Group
Feb
18
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard - New Unity Men's Group

A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men seeking to create a safe, caring space to share questions, joys and sorrows. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share. For more information, please contact James Arnoldi.

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Sunday Gathering
Feb
18
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Love, Desire & Community'.

The message will be given by New Unity member Lindsay River, an activist on LGBT rights since 1972. Before she retired Lindsay was well known as the Director of Polari, which researched and campaigned for older LGBT people's wellbeing. In this LGBTQ+ History Month she will continue our 3 month exploration of labels, looking at some of the implications of the labels we use for sexual orientation and also, topically, gender identity. She'll expand on the common need amongst minorities, throughout the life-course, for a supportive community of peers, and also, for some LGBTQI people, for healing from past rejection, and a spiritual community.

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Radical Portraiture: a talk by New Unity, hosted at Hackney Museum
Feb
15
6:00 PM18:00

Radical Portraiture: a talk by New Unity, hosted at Hackney Museum

Join Georgia Haseldine (a Hackney-based art historian and artist) to discover how dynamic women from Hackney have shaped the world we live in today.

Through the exploration of body language and fashion in portraiture, Haseldine will uncover the women behind these stories. The backdrop to the talk will be Hackney Museum’s temporary exhibition, 'Making Her Mark: 100 Years of Women’s activism in Hackney', which will explore the changes women have brought about in their community since 1918 through political campaigns, industrial action, peaceful protest, direct action and the arts.

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Meditation Group
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Feb
11
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

The theme of this week's Gathering is 'Labelling Love'.

As we approach Valentine's Day, it seems that love hearts are everywhere around us. The words 'I love you' touch us deeply. The truth is, though, that this word love is used widely and to describe many different kinds of feelings and relationships. Your love for chocolate, your partner, and your pet are all different. Your love for humankind is still another thing. We give all of these relationships and more the label of 'love.' Do these different loves have something in common?

Today, we explore love - what it is, what it isn't, and how our love can grow to enhance our lives and to make a better world.

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Meditation Group
Feb
6
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Big Talk
Feb
5
6:30 PM18:30

Big Talk

This ideas and philosophy group explores a different topic each month. This month's theme will be confirmed nearer the date.

The setting is respectful and open-minded: we enjoy sharing ideas and learning about each other's perspectives. No academic background is necessary; just a willingness to join in the discussion. You can join us on any given month and there's no commitment to attend more than one session.

Please bring some food or drink to share if you can. We start each meeting by eating together, before beginning our discussion.

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Newcomers Gathering
Feb
4
12:30 PM12:30

Newcomers Gathering

Interested in New Unity, but not quite sure what to expect? Want to meet other newcomers in a relaxed and intimate setting? Join our Newcomers’ Gathering! This takes place on the first Sunday of every even-numbered month, straight after the Sunday Gathering. No RSVP required; just show up!

 

This is your opportunity to get to know other newcomers, hear more about New Unity, and ask all the questions you like. Why is New Unity described as a ‘non-religious church’? What does it actually believe in? What work does it do? What’s the best way to get involved? No question is off-limits. The setting is relaxed, informal and welcoming. Whoever you are, you’re welcome here. Hearty snack food provided.

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Sunday Gathering
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

Gatherings include live music, a story for children, singing, poetry and literature, a talk from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.

The theme of this week's Gathering will be confirmed nearer to the date.

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Bodywork
Feb
1
7:00 PM19:00

Bodywork

A series of six yoga, movement and mindfulness sessions, built around New Unity’s Sunday Gathering themes

Guiding you through gentle movement and stretches, these sessions will help you to create some nourishing physical and mental space for yourself.

The sessions are led by New Unity member Charlie George, a qualified Hatha yoga teacher and dance artist.

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Meditation Group
Jan
30
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jan
28
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

This Sunday, the day after Holocaust Memorial Day, we explore how the dehumanising effect of labels has played its part in some of the worst atrocities of modern times. We seek ways to challenge dehumanising labels, whenever and wherever they occur. And we imagine a world where human diversity and complexity are rightly celebrated. Where people are free to explore and experience a multiplicity of different identities, deepening and enriching their own humanity.

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Meditation Group
Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Not Just a Beard - New Unity Men's Group
Jan
21
12:30 PM12:30

Not Just a Beard - New Unity Men's Group

A monthly discussion and lunch for all self-identified men seeking to create a safe, caring space to share questions, joys and sorrows. The group meets on the third Sunday of each month and always welcomes new attendees. If you can, please bring some food to share.

Stay tuned for this month's theme. Coming soon!

For more information, please contact James Arnoldi.

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Sunday Gathering
Jan
21
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

Our regular Sunday Gathering. An opportunity for wisdom, joy, solace, and community – followed by a healthy dose of caffeine, cake, and conversation.

This week's theme is 'Class Labels'. We'll explore the interaction between class differences and class labels, and challenge ourselves to overcome the ingrained prejudices that such labels bring.

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Believe in Dog
Jan
20
2:00 PM14:00

Believe in Dog

A special event for dogs and the humans who love them.

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What does your dog teach you? Unconditional love? Being in the moment? Enthusiasm? Loyalty?

As a non-religious church, we take our inspiration from reflecting on many different aspects of life. And we believe that we can learn a lot from our dogs.

This gathering celebrates dogs we enjoy today, and dogs we remember with sorrow-tinged joy. It’s a relaxed, fun occasion: there are short readings that make us smile, some doggy-related singing, and an opportunity to share what our dogs have taught us. We’ll also take a collection for alldogsmatter.co.uk.

You’re welcome to come with or without a dog.

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2018 Groups & Events Brainstorm
Jan
19
6:30 PM18:30

2018 Groups & Events Brainstorm

What groups and events do we want to create this year at New Unity? Join this open brainstorm to discuss what we’d like to make happen. Is there a new group or event that could support our ethos and help us to continue building a strong, vibrant community? Would you like to evolve any of our existing groups or events? Come along and pool your ideas! Wine and nibbles provided.

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Meditation Group
Jan
16
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Spiritual Explorers
Jan
15
7:30 PM19:30

Spiritual Explorers

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A small group that provides a space for reflection, meditation and sharing, based on a different theme each month. This month's theme is 'identity'.

This group is led by New Unity members Latrice Reid, Marta Pacini and Suzanne Cohen. It's open to anyone, regardless of beliefs, spiritual practices or lack thereof.

After a guided reflection on our chosen theme, we have quiet time for reflection. Participants are then invited to share their reflections, and there's time for an optional further discussion at the end. We also enjoy readings and (optional!) singing together. Participants can expect to achieve greater self-understanding and a deeper connection with the other group members. Newcomers are always welcome.

If you can, please bring some vegetarian food to share, as we start the sessions with a shared meal. If you have any questions, please contact Marta on martapacini@ymail.com.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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Sunday Gathering
Jan
14
11:00 AM11:00

Sunday Gathering

This week is the second session in our 3-month exploration of labels. Labels are a mental shorthand for personal identity, so no wonder we apply them without even realising it. We’ll continue to explore why we label ourselves and others, looking at when they can help and when they can harm. ‘If someone labels me, I have to respond - do I acknowledge it, reject it, deny it, live up to it, or defy it?’

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Meditation Group
Jan
9
7:00 PM19:00

Meditation Group

A meditation meeting without gurus or gods, doctrines or dogmas. We discuss issues and experiences arising from two twenty-minute silent meditation sessions. We also have a themed presentation or a guided meditation, usually on the first Tuesday of the month. Cost: £2 per session.

Please access via the side door in Church Walk.

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