This enjoyable Unitarian occasion took place at Kingswood Meeting House on Saturday 3rd November 2012. 34 Unitarians from 13 MUA congregations assembled to hear the Convenor of the General Assembly’s Executive Committee, Rev. Martin Whitell, speak about the EC and answer questions, before adjourning to the schoolroom for a delicious lunch. Hazel Reynolds was there, and writes:
“Jill Hudson & I represented the Birmingham congregation at this annual event. We hold the formal part of the meeting before lunch so after morning coffee we go to the Church where the welcoming devotions were led by Kingswood Minister, Rev Ant Howe. The MUA Vice President, Ash James, introduced the guest speaker Rev. Martin Whitell, the Convenor of the National Executive Committee. He gave a very entertaining address on the various ways he would like to see Unitarianism grow. Afterwards he invited our suggestions. There was a general consensus that we would like to create a greater visibility, particularly for young people & people in contact with them, such as teachers.
We then moved to the Church Hall for lunch. We were offered a choice of a main course and a dessert which had been ably prepared by Jill Bowie, who is closely associated with the Kingswood congregation. The whole event was most enjoyable. Any member of a Midland Unitarian Association Church can attend so next year let’s see more even more folk!”