Please note: this event takes place at our temporary 2019 home, Newington Green Primary School. Find out more about the move here.
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 “relations with the stranger and the strange”.
We naturally feel comfortable with “people like us” - people who share perspectives, primary language, class, interests, personality, challenges, and skin colour. These relationships feel easy and natural. In a workplace setting, we are more likely to hire them (saying “it's a good fit”), find them easier to collaborate with.
Relationship with the stranger and the strange is harder work and it's more personal work. But it is worth it - for us, for them, for the future.