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 welcome from our minister, and time for sharing joys and sorrows.
Led by New Unity member Liz Slade, the theme of this week's Gathering is 'The Discomfort of a Happy Life'. Choosing to move towards a happy life can be uncomfortable: we find that there's no magic switch that fills our lives with sunshine, and that part of being happy is realising we will sometimes be unhappy. So our journey towards happiness means accepting the less-than-happy bits. Coming to terms with those areas of our life that are frustrating, deadening or even downright painful.