1. New Committee Member: we were pleased to welcome David Jones from Unitarian New Meeting Church, Birmingham onto the committee.
2. Sesquicentennial Celebrations: following on from May’s Key Messages, we are delighted to confirm that a visit to Quarry Bank Mill and Styal Chapel has now been fixed for 24th September 2016, as part of the celebrations. The Secretary has issued a plea for original worship material to be included in the commemorative publication – please share widely.
3. Rites of Passage Course: the District is still running the nationally-recognised Rites of Passage course this year. At Kingswood, the session on 26th September (funerals) will be led by Rev. Ant Howe. Anyone wishing to attend this session will need to pay £10. More details on the website, or from Sue Woolley.
4. Autumn Training Day: following on from the successful The Road Ahead course in the Spring, the theme for the Autumn Training Day, on Saturday 10th October, at UNM Birmingham, is Ministering to Our Communities, Part One. Guest speakers are Diane Rutter from Kingswood, Rev. Nicky Jenkins from Chorlton, and Katie McKenna from Norwich. A flyer has been sent to congregations and lay worship leaders.
Jane Couper: tel: 01386-839458 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sue Woolley: tel: 01604-870746; e-mail: email@example.com