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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Jul
1
11:00 AM11:00

The Opposite of Addiction

Rev Peter Fairbrother

Johann Hari, author of 'Chasing The Scream', sparked much interest with his Ted Talk 'Everything You Know About Addiction Is Wrong'. We will explore Hari's work; his understanding of addiction and healing, and what it means for each of us.

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Jun
3
11:00 AM11:00

Flower Communion

Lynsey Bailey & Jane Aaronson

As we join together, to share our Flower Communion, we remember the first Flower Communion led by Norbert Čapek,  in Prague on 4 June 1923. Everyone is asked to bring one, or a few, flowers (garden or wild flowers, if you can). During the service, members of the congregation are invited to come forward to choose a flower different from the one they brought.

Lynsey Bailey & Jane Aaronson are members of St Mark’s

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May
20
11:00 AM11:00

Ignite!

Rev Peter Fairbrother

Endings and beginnings, and the constancy of passions that burn bright throughout, honouring the Christian festival of Pentecost and its message to the world. Come, light your fire!

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May
13
11:00 AM11:00

Religious Naturalism

Jim Millar

A religion old or new, that stressed the magnificence of the universe as revealed by modern science, might be able to draw forth reserves of reverence and awe hardly tapped by the conventional faiths. Sooner or later such a religion will emerge. — Carl Sagan. Pale Blue Dot: a Vision of the Human Future in Space (1994)

Religious Naturalism is an approach to spirituality which rejects super naturalism. Instead, it draws its inspiration from the natural world as revealed by modern science and from the humanities. Today I shall explore this paradigm, why it is important for me and how it fits with Unitarianism.

Jim Millar is a member of Glasgow Unitarian Church

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