JOAN COOK

On the final morning of the meetings, the new Executive Committee (trustees) of the General Assembly took over from the old EC. This year Joan Cook stepped down after serving the maximum of two consecutive terms and eight years of service in all.

Together We Can Make an Impact

Sometimes I meet people who attended St Mark’s years previously, and I am always impressed by the strength of affection in which these individuals hold our community. I know for myself that there have been key points in my life when Andrew Hill or Maud Robinson have profoundly touched me through their meaningful and inspiring services.

Motherhood, Culture and Identity

JOHN  CLIFFORD  delivered  this  inspiring  address  at  St  Mark’s  on  Mothering  Sunday,  26  March... But  today,  rather than  go  into  the  history  of  Mothering  Sunday  and  how  it  differs from  Mother's  Day,  the  American  holiday  that  has  crossed  the Atlantic,  I'd  like  to  look  at  Motherhood  and  its  importance  to us  as  persons  and  as  a  society.

REV CHARLES VANDENBROEDER from Student to President

Jane Aaronson reports

At our April General Assembly meetings, Rev Charles VanDenBroeder was installed as the GA President for 2017-18. Charles reports that ‘back in 1989, I spent a little over a month in Edinburgh doing some practical training with Rev Andrew Hill and I have fond memories of my time there’. Andrew Hill wrote in November Waymark of that year that Charles was ‘a student for the Unitarian ministry at Manchester College, Oxford’ and that he was ‘an international sort of person.’

We are pleased that nearly thirty years later Charles will return to St Mark’s to lead the service at the SUA annual meetings in St Mark’s on 13 May. His theme will be A Unitarian and Free Christian Theology For Our Time. He states that ‘In a world where our beloved Unitarian and Free Christian movement seems as if it is beginning to unravel, we need to quit tinkering around the edges and take a deep look at the theology that guides us as a movement. We need to develop a theology that will take us together further into the 21st century’.

Everyone is welcome to attend. See Waymark for further details.

The photograph of Charles VanDenBroeder, below, was supplied by him.

Our St Mark’s AGM

will take place in the church

on Sunday 7 May at 13.00

This will be an opportunity to hear more about developments within our
thriving and growing beloved community.

Come and find out what’s new and be part of the planning for our future!

Sandwiches will be provided in the hall before the meeting.
Any home baking would be much appreciated

More information from Margery MacKay, church secretary,
stmarkssecretary@btinternet.com