The Executive Committee of the General Assembly today issued the following Appeal to Unitarians throughout the UK.
The humanitarian disaster caused in Haiti by Hurricane Matthew last week has caused massive devastation to the people of Haiti at a time when they are still struggling to recover from the damage caused by a previous hurricane a few years ago. We urge everybody to do what they can to help these people in their time of need by contributing to the Clara Barton Fund of the British Red Cross.
Dates: Saturday 7 January at 2 pm to 9 am on Saturday 14 January 2017, Forres, Scotland.
UK Unitarians are welcome to apply to attend a Unitarian Experience Week at the Findhorn Foundation in northern Scotland. The programme provides an opportunity to experience the daily spiritual practice of an inter-faith community from a Unitarian perspective.
It is with sadness that I report the death of Rev John Roberts on 9 July 2016 at a nursing home near Preston. His wife, Rev Daphne Roberts, and family members were with him. His funeral will take place at 3.00pm on Tuesday 19 July at Charnock Richard Crematorium, Preston Road, Chorley, PR5 5JP. All are welcome afterwards to a buffet at the Dog and Partridge, 30 Chorley Lane, Charnock Richard, Chorley, PR7 5ES. Donations in John's memory can be made to Parkinson's UK.
A service of thanksgiving for the life of Rev Dr Leonard Smith will take place on Tuesday 12 July at 2pm at Kendal Unitarian Chapel, Market Place, Kendal, LA9 4TN. This will be preceded by a private family committal at Lancaster Crematorium.
1. Statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum by Derek McAuley, Chief Officer of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches
The result of the European Union Referendum has revealed a sharply divided nation and much dissatisfaction with the current political and economic system. Faith and community groups working on the ground have a responsibility to do all in their power to ensure communities stick together at this time of uncertainty and change.