Unitarian Christian Association Meeting at UMB


The Unitarian Christian Association will hold an afternoon gathering at The Unitarian Meeting, Brunswick Square, Bristol on Saturday, 11 October 2014 entitled 'Connections'. The event will be open to all members and friends of the UCA, and any persons who are interested in learning about current developments in liberal Christian worship, ecumenical co-operation and contemporary forms of faith and witness. It is hoped that members of congregations in the Western Union will take advantage of this opportunity to benefit from a visit of the UCA to their district.

The day will begin with a buffet lunch, served from twelve noon. This will be an opportunity to meet up with old friends and to make new acquaintances. An act of worship will take place from one o'clock, which will seek to demonstrate how a liberal Christian approach to liturgy can extend beyond the traditional 'hymn sandwich' format. The afternoon will continue with a workshop, in which participants will explore the variety of ways in which members of Unitarian and Free Christian congregations can connect to the wider world of liberal Christian thought, practice and celebration. Derek McAuley, who is the Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Churches, will provide an update on the denomination's relationships and encounters with ecumenical bodies and institutions. The event will end with a substantial afternoon tea, so that there is sufficient time in which to chat freely with fellow-participants.

The UCA is grateful to the congregation and officers of the Unitarian Meeting, Brunswick Square for their hosting of this event. There will be no charge for taking part in the day's activities and the two meals are offered free of charge. Donations towards the work of the Unitarian Christian Association would be gratefully received, but it is hoped that no one will be prevented from attending owing to financial concerns. It would be helpful if attendance were indicated (for planning and catering purposes), by contacting the UCA Events Officer, Jeff Gould: email, jeffreylanegould@btinternet.com; telephone, 01625 403509; mobile, 07989 858963. Please do contact Jeff, should you have any questions, concerns or ideas to share.

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