MUA Executive Committee Key Messages December 2019

The Midland Unitarian Association’s Executive Committee met on 7th December. Here are the Key Messages: The Spring Training Day will be on the topic ‘Ideas for running a thriving congregation’, aimed particularly at lay people in congregations without a minister, although others are welcome. For more information, contact Rev Sue Woolley. MUA Annual General Meeting will … Read more MUA Executive Committee Key Messages December 2019

Cliff Reed’s wonderful words

Yesterday was the MUA Annual Lunch. Thirty of us assembled at Kingswood to listen to Rev Cliff Reed, author of Unitarian? What’s That? and several collections of prayers and reflections, including Spirit of Time and Place, Sacred Earth, and A Carnival of Lamps, sharing some wonderful new material from his forthcoming book, Sunlit Smoke.  He explained that he had taken his lead … Read more Cliff Reed’s wonderful words

Key Messages from the MUA EC 20th July 2019

Social justice / social action officer: The Committee would like to co-opt someone from the District’s congregations, to lead on social justice issues and to act as liaison with Citizens UK. Please e-mail Sue Woolley if you are interested in contributing to the work of the District in this way. Trustee disqualification criteria: Sandy Ellis … Read more Key Messages from the MUA EC 20th July 2019

Key Messages from the MUA Executive Committee 18th May 2019

The Charity Commission is introducing a new Declaration of Eligibility for Trustees, which all trustees of registered charities will be required to complete. MUA Treasurer, Mr Sandy Ellis will be circulating a document about this in the near future. From this meeting, grants to the two Unitarian ministerial training colleges will be paid pro rata, … Read more Key Messages from the MUA Executive Committee 18th May 2019

Buffet-style Asparagus Lunch a success

Last Wednesday, 8th May, the Warwickshire and Neighbouring Counties Monthly Meeting of Protestant Dissenting Ministers held their annual Asparagus Service and Lunch, at Oat Street Chapel in Evesham. This lunch has been held annually since the beginning of the 19th century. This year, over forty Unitarians from around the District gathered to celebrate its beginnings, … Read more Buffet-style Asparagus Lunch a success

Meeting with Elizabeth Slade, incoming Chief Officer of the General Assembly

A goodly number of us met the incoming GA Chief Officer, Elizabeth Slade, on Friday 29th March, at Unitarian New Meeting Church in Birmingham. It was a very fruitful and interesting exchange of views – she told us something of her background, and of her hopes for the future. We shared our concerns and joys … Read more Meeting with Elizabeth Slade, incoming Chief Officer of the General Assembly

Key messages from MUA Executive Committee 26th January 2019

MUA Annual General Meeting: this will be held at Shrewsbury Unitarian Church on Saturday 30th March. Guest Speaker: Karen Hanley, Parliamentary liaison person for Unitarians. Spring Training Day: the theme will be ‘Music in Worship’. Course Leaders are Revs Ant Howe and Danny Crosby. At Kingswood on Saturday 16th March. Meet the new Unitarian Chief … Read more Key messages from MUA Executive Committee 26th January 2019

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