Sunday 9th May 2021 – Cultivating Attention

Extracts from a Service by Rev. Duncan Voice Chalice Lighting We light our chalice to beginto gather our hearts and minds,into presence,into being,into togetherness.It is the symbol of our community.May its light burn brightly within us all. Prayer Spirit of Love and Life,We gather togetherto be in gentle and loving community.Present with friends and strangers,eachContinue reading “Sunday 9th May 2021 – Cultivating Attention”

Extracts from Sunday 2nd May 2021 – The Truth Within

By Rev. Duncan Voice Opening Words – Kathleen McTigue (adapted) Into this moment we bring our hunger for awakening.We bring compassionate hearts, and a will towards justice.Into this moment we bring the courage to walk on after hard losses.Into this moment we bring our joy, and gratitude for ordinary blessings.By our gathering this becomes aContinue reading “Extracts from Sunday 2nd May 2021 – The Truth Within”

Easter Sunday 2021 – Awakening to Our Lives

by Rev. Duncan Voice There is a Flower, the Lesser Celandine,That shrinks, like many more, from cold and rain;And, the first moment that the sun may shine,Bright as the sun himself, ’tis out again!William Wordsworth Opening Words – The Bright Thread of Hope by Gretchen Haley There is too much beautyin this worldto give uponContinue reading “Easter Sunday 2021 – Awakening to Our Lives”

Sunday 14th March – Mother’s Day

Extracts from our online Service, “Letting Go for a New Beginning” by Rev. Duncan Voice Opening Words by Starhawk We are all longing to go home to some placewe have never been –a place half remembered and half envisionedwe can only catch glimpses of from time to time.Community.Somewhere, there are peopleto whom we can speakContinue reading “Sunday 14th March – Mother’s Day”

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”