UU Update

NZ has now come down to Alert level 1 on the government Covid-19 response scheme, Auckland Unitarian church is now open again to outside groups and church groups.

We now hold 2 Sunday Services:-

  • A 10.00AM service in the building, for those who wish to meet face to face.
  • An 11.00AM service via Zoom, for those who for whatever reason – distance, safety, convenience – wish to attend.

Information for joining our 11.00AM Zoom Service:-

Meeting ID: 894 916 3748
Password: 12345

The link contains the password and will take you straight in, use the shorter password if joining manually.

The Daily Virtual Morning Tea – Monday – Saturday, has been suspended since we returned to the relative normality of Alert Level 1. In the unfortunate event that as a country we need to climb back up the levels to level 2 or higher it will return.

IMBOLC celebration — Dances of Universal Peace
Saturday 1 August, 7.30pm–9.00pm, at the church

Imbolc is the ancient Celtic holiday, marking the “quickening of the year”, the halfway point between winter solstice and spring equinox. It is the time in Aotearoa where the new lambs are born, the daffodils are popping up, and the very first signs of Spring and the stirring of new life are seen in nature. The original word Imbolg means “in the belly”. All is pregnant and expectant — it is the season of renewal, of hidden potential, of earth awakening and life-force stirring.

Come join us for our sacred community circle of music, mantra, meditation, and magic! with Sally Mabelle and friends.

All welcome — koha gratefully received (an offering to Auckland Unitarians Peace and Social Justice committee).

Follow this link for 25 multicultural, sacred singalong song videos created by Sally Mabelle during our recent lockdown.

Derek Handley is hosting Wiser Conversations, ‘Together at Home’ a series of virtual conversations designed to help us reflect and respond to our new surreality.
Conversations are free to attend but registration is required.

Seeking youth group builder/leader

Auckland Unitarians are looking for a leader to create and lead a youth group in our community.

Our vision is that in these times of high anxiety around climate change, increasing inequality and racial tensions, that our community is able to stand as a source of hope and spiritual inspiration and support. We believe that for young people in Auckland, there is a need for such a community

We would be able to provide a curriculum, or the youth leader could develop their own, as long as it was in line with Unitarian–Universalist principles. The group would be expected to meet in the church building in Ponsonby, on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

If you are interested, or know of anyone who might be suitable for this role, please email us at youthgroup@aucklandunitarian.org.nz

Early Childhood Teacher Wanted

The Auckland Unitarian Church is an open, progressive and welcoming faith community. To learn more about our community and values, please look around this website, or follow Auckland Unitarians on Facebook.

We are seeking a motivated, compassionate early childhood teacher to help us build our preschool children’s programme. We are looking for someone to provide safe, welcoming, developmentally appropriate care for infants and toddlers (up to age 5) during Sunday morning services, to ensure a safe environment for children and allow parents to participate fully in church life.

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