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Durban Unitarian Congregation

Durban Unitarians often comment that they attend services because they 'enjoy them so much', not because they feel they 'ought to'.

SERVICES FOR 2021

Forthcoming Services

13 June 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: Judy

 

27 June 2021

Topic:    Variations on the theme of winter

Coordinator: Carol and others

 

11 July 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: David

 

25 July 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: Janet & Joyce

 

8 August 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: Irwin

 

22 August 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: Shirley

 

12 Sept 2021

Topic:    TBA

Coordinator: Carol

 

26 Sept 2021

Topic:    Spring Equinox

Coordinator: Websters

 

 Recent Services

9 May 2021

Topic:    A Promised Land’

Coordinator: Andrea

 

25 April 2021

Topic:    Practising Sabbath Rest

Coordinator: Sarah Alsen

 

11 April 2021

Topic:    Buddhist teacher and psychologist, Tara

Brach, on Grief and Loss.

Coordinator: Shawn Comrie

 

28 March 2021

Topic:    The Ship of Theseus

Coordinator: Irwin Friedman

 

14 March 2021

Topic:    The Hero’s Journey

Coordinator: Irwin Friedman

 

28 February 2021

Topic:    Healing our Planet

Coordinator: Websters

 

14 February 2021

Topic:    American yesterday and today – the enigma

Coordinator: David Raal

 

22 November 2020

Topic:   Memory – how do we remember our past?

(Reference to Essays by Betty Govinden)

Coordinator: Andrea Engel

 

8 November 2020

Topic:  Nature’s Warnings from COVID 19

Coordinator: Shirley Bell

 

25 October 2020

Topic:    Your Paw in my Hand

Coordinator: Viv Attwood

 

22 March 2020

Topic:   How Unitarianism began

Coordinator: Barbara Baard

 

08 March 2020

Topic:  Reflections on ‘More than a Grain’

Coordinator: Irwin Friedman

 

23 February 2020

Topic:  The Heroines of Conscience series of Wise Women Ikons’, local artist Dina Cormick

Coordinator: Andrea Engel

 

09 February 2020

Topic: Reflections on Marguerite Poland’s new novel ‘A Sin of Omission’ (2019)

Coordinator: Carol Friedman

 

26 January 2020

Topic: Their World – Priceless Heritage

Coordinator: David Raal

 

 

Services

The Durban Unitarian congregation holds relatively informal services on the second and fourth Sundays of every month.
 

Venue and Time

9.30 for 10.00am: Second and Fourth Sundays of every month

Venue: Frank Ferrar Hall, Palmiet Nature Reserve

Visitors

Visitors of any faith or non-faith are very welcome to attend ALL services. 

Constitution

About Durban Unitarians and services

Our small congregation has no minister.  Members of the congregation take turns (on a volunteer basis) to lead the services.
 
Services include readings, music, presentations and stimulating discussions thereof and are followed by coffee and tea during which the subject of the next presentation is discussed.
 
Durban Unitarian services are living proof of a commitment to create a spiritual environment that encourages participants to think for themselves.
 

The lighting of candles

A feature of all our services is 'the lighting of candles' in which members of the congregation who choose to do so each light a candle.....
 

·       in memory of.....(example: a departed friend)

·       in the hope that.....(example: a cure for AIDs will be found)

·       to remind us that.....(example: there are many who cannot afford to celebrate Christmas)

·       in honour of .....

(example: a spiritual leader such as Nelson Mandela, Archbishop Hurley, Mahatma Gandhi, the Dalai Lama)




 

 

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