It's easy to get involved at New Unity, and lots of nice people are always happy to guide you.
Here are a few suggestions.
The first step is to attend some of our Sunday Gatherings. Anyone and everyone is welcome. After the service, there's time for coffee, cake and conversation. If you're outgoing, this is a great opportunity to meet people. If not, you might want to avoid the crowd and find one person to chat with. Our Minister always welcomes the chance to meet newcomers, so please don't hesitate to go over to him and say 'Hi. I'm new here.'
This is a special event just for newcomers: an opportunity to get to know other new people, the Minister, and some of our existing members. These gatherings are informal, relaxed and welcoming. Hearty snacks are provided, and you can ask anything you like: nothing is off-limits. This event is scheduled after the Sunday Gathering, on the first Sunday of every even-numbered month (see What's On). We meet in the Mary Wollstonecraft room, adjoining our Newington Green chapel.
Meet with the Minister
Rev Andy likes to meet one-to-one for an hour with everyone in the congregation, and this is especially true of new people! This meeting is totally easygoing, and you can chat about whatever you like. It's simple to arrange: just go to Andy's Calendly page and choose an available time. Done!
An opportunity to deepen your connection with other New Unity members, and invest in your own personal growth. Sign up here, and every few weeks, you’ll be randomly matched with a different New Unity member. All you have to do is get in touch with your new one-to-one partner, and arrange to meet! If you want to withdraw from the program at any time, simply press the 'unsubscribe' button.
It can be hard for people to know each other in crowds. Deeper connections tend to be made in small groups, where there's more time and space. We run a range of smaller-scale activities: Meditation, Spiritual Explorers and Big Talk are just a few. To find out more, take a look at our events page.
One of the best ways to connect deeply with New Unity and its community is to join one of our teams: the Sunday Gatherings Team, the Pastoral Care Team, the Social Justice Team or the Cohesion and Welcoming Team. As the names suggest, each team takes on a special area of responsibility for the congregation and/or the wider community. This work is grounded in supportive relationship and allows you to contribute, connect, and grow.