FROM NOW ONWARDS, OUR WORSHIP SERVICES START AT 11.00 AM,
PRECEDED BY REFRESHMENTS FROM 10.30 AM
Sunday 5th April: Rev Sue Woolley (MUA)
Sunday 19th April: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 3rd May: Rev Jeffrey Bowes (Coventry)
Sunday 17th May: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 7th June: Mr. Gavin Lloyd (Oxford)
Sunday 21st June: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 5th July: Rev Sue Woolley (MUA)
Sunday 19th July: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 2nd August: Mr. Jon Small
Sunday 16th August: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 6th September: Rev Jeffrey Bowes (Coventry)
Sunday 20th September: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 4th October: Rev Sue Woolley (MUA)
Sunday 18th October: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 1st November: Mr. Jon Small
Sunday 15th November: Ms Aleks Zglinska
Sunday 6th December: Rev Jeffrey Bowes (Coventry
Sunday 20th December: Ms Aleks Zglinska
All services start at 11.00am at
Northampton Unitarians Meeting House
Our part-time minister, Rev. Sue Woolley, leads one service a month for us, on 2nd Sundays. Otherwise we rely on members of the congregation and other invited individuals (such as ministers and leaders of other Unitarian congregations or of other faiths) to lead our worship. It works very well.
Two or three times a year, a theme (such as Peace, New Beginnings) will be announced in advance. Then each member of the congregation will prepare a short contribution on that theme, and will deliver it on the day. We have had some memorable services using this idea.
We place great emphasis on having a collective act of worship, which includes time for prayer, reflection and meditation, as well as hymn singing.
In our readings, we draw inspiration from the sacred books of many faiths, including the Bible, as well as from any source which the service taker chooses.
We usually discuss the theme of the address informally at the end of each service, followed by coffee and biscuits. This after-service session can sometimes be the best bit!
All are very welcome!