UNI-NEWS 158th Issue 3rd November 2015

1. Unitarian Clara Barton Red Cross Appeal 

 As of 28 October 2015 the following amounts have been raised for the British Red Cross Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal. 

 Offline donations: £2484.61

 Online donations: £322.50

 Total to date: £2807.11

Since the Clara Barton Fund was launched the total raised to date: £65,469.75

 “Many thanks as always for all of your support, the response has been wonderful and makes a huge difference.”

Laura Deacon
Community Fundraising Manager
British Red Cross


2. The 2015 Christmas DVD with the President’s Message

UKUnitarianTV will be travelling to Dunham Road Unitarian Chapel, Altrincham, WA14 4NX on Saturday 14 November at 2pm, when Rev Danny Crosby will lead a service of carols and prayer.

We would like to invite as many people as possible to join us - raising the roof with song - and to share through film with Unitarians everywhere, the joy of this season. 

Joan Wilkinson


3. November Broadcasts on Sunday Night Live

UNI-COMS Conference

Fri 6th Nov 8pm to 9pm

Three recipes of Unitarian Success. this session looks at different model taken by three successful Unitarian Groups  and draws on the lessons to be learnt by all of us.

Sat 7th Nov 9.30am to 10:30am Better Outreach Training - Fiona Lewis from the Media Trust introduces us all to “how we can do better outreach”.
Sat 7th Nov 5pm to 6pm Better Outreach Training - conclusions and working out where we go from here.
Sat 7th Nov 8pm to 9pm Creating Better Posters - a session on how to create posters that get results.

Making Change Happen - from Vision to Action

The follow-up to the Vision Day live from Upper Chapel, Sheffield. If you cannot travel to this event do follow it online at the following time slots.

Sat 21st Nov10.30am to 11am, 1.45pm to 3.15pm and 4pm to 4.30pm

To watch the programme go to the website www.sundaynightlive.tv.  A couple of days after the sessions they will be available on an ‘on demand’ basis from the same website. 

m: 07770 441088


4. Annual Meetings Steering Group Motions Workshop, 18 January 2016

A Motions Workshop convened by the Annual Meetings Steering Committee will take place on Monday 18 January 2016 from 1pm-4pm in the Lindsey Room, Essex Hall, London WC2R 3HY.

The purpose of the workshop is to provide help and advice to those Congregations or Full Members who are considering submitting Motions to the Annual Meetings (Deadline: 03/02/16).

Please bring along ideas and draft Motions if you have them and a packed lunch (drinks provided) from 12:30pm.

If you wish to attend please contact: Mary-Jean Hennis  by email or on 020 7240 2384.

Derek McAuley
Chief Officer


5. Media Coverage

Planting a rose for peace as concert echoes special time of remembrance” at the Octagon Chapel, Norwich (Norwich Evening News, 28 October 2015)

Stephen Lingwood, Minister at Bolton Bank Street, writes in “Christian Role Models for LGBT Equality” produced by Stonewall. His contribution is on page 31. 

Derek McAuley
Chief Officer