Rites of Passage Course (Birmingham)

Lay worship leaders are often asked to "do" christenings / namings / baptisms, weddings and funerals. And it can be a daunting prospect, without any training. Let the Midland Unitarian Association of Lay Preachers and Service Leaders show you the way.
We are offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification – the Rites of Passage Foundation Step.
Session 1: Christenings / Baptisms / Namings: 8th February
          led by Rev. Sue Woolley, District Minister, MUA
Session 2: Weddings: 7th March
          led by Rev. Martin Whitell, District Minister, LDPA
Session 3: Funerals: 18th April
led by Rev. Ant Howe, Minister at Kingswood & Ministry Tutor of Unitarian College
Session 4: Putting it all into practice: 16th May
          led by Rev. Sue Woolley, District Minister, MUA
Where:        Kingswood Meeting House, Worcs. B47 5DQ
Dates:         Saturdays 8th February, 7th March, 18th April and 16th May 2020
Times:       10.00 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. (coffee/tea from 9.30 a.m.)
Total Cost: £55.00 (£16.00 in advance; £13.00 for each session)

This includes a £15 registration fee, covering both national & local registration (payable in advance). Or you can pay the whole amount up front. You must attend all four parts to get your certificate. Refreshments will be provided during the day, but please bring your own lunch.
Deadline for applications: Saturday 1st February 2019.

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Start Date: Sat 08 Feb 2020
End Date: Sat 16 May 2020

Findhorn Unitarian Experience Week

The Findhorn Unitarian Experience Week is an opportunity for Unitarians to draw inspiration together from both spiritual and practical aspects of spending time in the celebrated Findhorn Community on the east coast of Scotland.
The Unitarian Experience Week is one of many exciting activities organised for both previous and potential participants by the Findhorn Unitarian Network (FUN) for 2020.
Everyone is invited to come along to the FUN session at the General Assembly Annual Meetings in April to hear about the range of new events and opportunities for spiritual development as well as reports from past participants on what all the fuss is about FUN.
For further information on the Findhorn Unitarian Experience Week contact Val Chamberlain (secretary) and take a look at the FUN Facebook page.
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Start Date: Sat 16 May 2020
End Date: Sat 23 May 2020

Unitarian Music Society Annual Conference

The annual conference and AGM of the Unitarian Music Society (UMS) takes place at The Nightingale Centre.  This year the dates are Friday evening 14th - Monday after lunch 17th August. It features the first performance of a new musical Oliver's Journey Home set in Yorkshire, with music by our President David Dawson, and libretto by member Nick Morrice. As well as singers, we particularly need string players and other instrumentalists for the orchestra. There will be other opportunities for music and fellowship plus worship in the Hucklow Chapel conducted by Ed Fordham.  Non-members, newcomers, young and older, all welcome.  Booking form at
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Start Date: Fri 14 Aug 2020
End Date: Mon 17 Aug 2020

Hucklow Summer School 2020

For more details, please see the Summer School website, at:
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Start Date: Sat 22 Aug 2020
End Date: Sat 29 Aug 2020

The Unitarian Societies Weekend

Members of some of the Unitarian societies enjoy time together for a weekend at the Nightingale Centre at Great Hucklow in Derbyshire. It is a time to socialise while each of the six societies give a presentation of their work and ethos. The weekend concludes with a joint service of worship on Sunday in the Great Hucklow Unitarian chapel.
Taking part in the weekend are members of the Unitarian Renewal Group, the Findhorn Unitarian Network, the Unitarian Society for Psychical Studies, the Unitarian Peace Fellowship, the Unitarian Earth Spirit Network and the National Unitarian Fellowship.
The guest speaker will be Elizabeth Slade, the Unitarians Chief Officer.
Full information:
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Start Date: Fri 20 Nov 2020
End Date: Sun 22 Nov 2020