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4 August, Martin Horlacher: “Hippies for Yahweh, Apostles for Aquarius”
The hippie movement of the countercultural Summer of Love in the late 1960s, misguided as it may well have been, was at least an honest attempt at challenging the conventions and corrupt institutions of its day, and of finding a better way to live. As such, it is actually very similar to another movement from two millennia ago – a certain Jewish cult from ancient Palestine…
11 August, No service
18 August, Rev. Geoff Usher: “Theophilus Lindsey: A Father of Modern Unitarianism”
Theophilus Lindsey resigned as Vicar of Catterick, Yorkshire, in 1773, and the following year established the first openly Unitarian chapel in England, in Essex Street, London. Joseph Priestly, Thomas Belsham, and Lindsey have been called “the three fathers of modern Unitarianism”. This year marks the 250th anniversary of Lindsey’s first meeting with Priestley, and the 245th anniversary of the opening of the Essex Church where the headquarters of the General Assembly of Unitarian and Free Christian Churches now stand.
25 August, Rev. Geoff Usher: “Foundations for Friendship and Maturity”
You can love certain people whom you do not like, but a friend is one whom you like and admire, and in whose company you are profoundly at home. Friendship is not possible without considerable maturity, for friendship is in fact shared maturity: and the sign and gauge of one’s maturity is precisely one’s capacity to be a friend.