Jan
20
11:00 AM11:00

Closing the Winter

Rev Jennifer Doherty

Although mid-January can feel very wintry, we are only two weeks away from Imbolc, celebrating the first stirrings of Spring. How do we prepare for that? How do we close winter in a conscious way? Can we use the time let go of anything that doesn't serve us, before the freshness of spring?

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Jan
13
11:00 AM11:00

Singing for Joy!

Diana Kerr

Music is important to us as a species, and it can be particularly important to people with dementia. Singing in a group can improve a person's mood, recall, self-esteem, and overall quality of life. Diana will speak to us about the singing groups she has been involved in developing and running across Edinburgh and beyond for people with dementia.

 

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Dec
23
11:00 AM11:00

Family

Christmas is a time we are encouraged to remember and celebrate family, but what do we mean by family, who are our family, and how does that influence what Christmas means to us personally?

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Dec
9
11:00 AM11:00

Carers and Self-care

In today's service Rev Barbara Campbell will explore what it's like to be a carer for a family member, friend or loved one. The issues that come up and how it affects the life of the care giver. The highs and the lows and the need for self-care and using support networks.

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Nov
11
11:00 AM11:00

Armistice Sunday Centenary

Rev John Clifford

100 years since the Armistice that ended the War to End All Wars. Other than ever more creative ways to conduct war and kill each other, have we learnt anything since then? Is there anything that would justify our historic Unitarian hopeful view of humanity's future?

You are encouraged to be in your seats in time for the 2 minutes silence at 11:00


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Oct
28
11:00 AM11:00

The Quality of Welcome

Rev Peter Fairbrother

As a community we pride ourselves on the warmth of our welcome. But what does it mean to be welcoming? How is it manifest? Does it have parameters? In this service we extend a warm welcome to those who have recently chosen to become members of our community.

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Sep
30
11:00 AM11:00

Calming the critic

Rev Peter Fairbrother

'Out Beyond Ideas of Wrongdoing and Rightdoing, there is a Field. I'll meet You There.' (Rumi.) In this service we bring awareness to our judging voice ('the critic') and consider how it affects us and those around us in our daily life.

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Sep
2
11:00 AM11:00

Receive-transmit

Rev Peter Fairbrother

Talk-talk-talk: too much, or too little? Holding back or 'oversharing'? Active listener or impatient recipient? Understanding who we are and how we are through an exploration of the ways in which we hold conversation.

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Jul
29
11:00 AM11:00

How does (y)our garden grow?

Rev Peter Fairbrother

What can we learn from the world of plant life to support our own spiritual growth? As part of the (re)greening of St Mark's, you are invited to bring and donate a small pot plant, or a cutting of an indoor plant, as part of a refurbishment of our main indoor church window sills. We will honour the plants as part of the service.

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