Sunday 28th February 2021

Extract from today’s Service led by Stephen Crowther Good morning and welcome to our service on this second Sunday of Lent during what continues to be an uncertain time. We are of many different identities, sexualities, diverse beliefs and life experiences. We have chosen to come together in this moment for worship. This makes thisContinue reading “Sunday 28th February 2021”

Sunday 14th February – In Celebration of Love

by Rev. Duncan Voice Opening Words by Dorothy Grover O come together in truth;O come together in peace;O come together in joy and sharing;O come together in knowing and caring;Come together,O come together,O come together in love. Chalice Lighting We light our chalice,symbol of our faithand guiding light;to bring our attentioninto this present moment,and uniteContinue reading “Sunday 14th February – In Celebration of Love”

January 24th – One More Step

A Service for Hastings Unitarians given by Rev. Duncan Voice Opening: Together…as one by Margaret Kirk We come from separate places to be together here.We know only a little of each other’s thoughts,dreams and cherished hopes,only a very little of each other’s confusion and anxiety.But together here we are become as one,lifted by each humanContinue reading “January 24th – One More Step”

New Year 2021 – The Invitation to Love

by Duncan Voice Opening: by Sarah Yorke We receive fragments of holiness,Glimpses of eternity, brief moments of insight.Let us gather them up for the precious gifts they are,And, renewed by their grace, move boldly into the unknown Chalice Lighting We light our chalice,symbol of our faith community,sign of our gathering,beacon of love and hope. PrayerContinue reading “New Year 2021 – The Invitation to Love”

The Light of Christmas – Sunday 20th December 2020

by Rev. Duncan Voice Opening Words by Ellen Fay It is the winter season of the year.Dark and chilly.Perhaps it is a winter season in your life?Dark and chilly there, too.Come into Christmas here.Let the light and warmth of Christmas brighten ourLives and world.Let us find in the dark corners of our souls thelight ofContinue reading “The Light of Christmas – Sunday 20th December 2020”

Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020

Opening words and chalice lighting On the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month of 1918, the guns finally fell silent on the western font. We therefore gather to rememberon this Sunday closest to that time.As we do so, we light our chalice,symbol of hope.We wear our poppies,symbols of remembrance.We remember inContinue reading “Remembrance Sunday, 8th November 2020”

Sunday 18th October – Success and Failure

Extracts from this morning’s Service at The Old Meeting House, by Rev. Duncan Voice Story Once upon a time, a woodcarver made a magnificent statue, a true work of art greatly admired by one and all. Even his sovereign, Prince Li, was full of praise and asked him for his secret. The sculptor replied, “HowContinue reading “Sunday 18th October – Success and Failure”

Sunday 11th October – Life, Meaning and Purpose

A short reflection by Rev. Duncan Voice “Either you look at the universe as a very poor creation out of which no one can make anything or you look at your own life and your part in the universe as infinitely rich, full of inexhaustible interest, opening out into infinite further possibilities for study andContinue reading “Sunday 11th October – Life, Meaning and Purpose”

Sunday 26th September – Our Hidden Courage

A short reflection by Rev. Duncan Voice I have walked the long road to freedom.I have tried not to falter;I have made missteps along the way.But I have discovered the secret thatafter climbing a great hill,one only findsthat there are many more hills to climb.I have taken a moment here to rest,To steal a viewContinue reading “Sunday 26th September – Our Hidden Courage”