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 is 'Rebuilding Relationships'. Despite our best intentions, our relationships can easily go wrong, causing great hurt and suffering. On the Jewish Day of Atonement – Yom Kippur – both parties make an extra effort to put things right. We’ll explore what we can learn from this ancient tradition. Can we admit our vulnerability and explain to others why they’ve hurt us? Can we apologise to those we’ve hurt, overcoming our self-defensiveness and pride? We’ll consider how we can rebuild relationships, reconciling what we’ve done wrong with the person we’d like to be.