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November 2016

Touchstone: Becoming a legal marriage celebrant in England

How I conduct legal marriages in England — and you could too Speaker: Phil Parkinson (ordained 2013) will explain how, as a minister at Todmorden Chapel in NW England, he has authority to solemnise weddings, and how this could become available to more ministers in England & Wales. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.   To book your free place and join Rob MacLachlan and Phil at 8pm, contact Lindsay   These free fortnightly talks take the form of a telephone…

Touchstone: Safeguarding

Safeguarding and OneSpirit Accountability To join trustee Joy Gleeson, and Bernd Leygraf in this call, contact Lindsay to register for your free place. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  These talks take the form of a telephone circle, each hour-long meeting starts with a check-in, proceeds with the speaker (around 10 mins), then moves into a discussion about the theme.  

Touchstone: Silence, Inner Listening and Shared Reflection – 2

Silence, Inner Listening and Shared Reflection: Join Nicola, Annie Heppenstall and trustee Joy Gleeson for a second opportunity to share an hour of reflection – what is being called forth, in the world, through Spirit, in us. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  To register for your free place contact Lindsay. These talks take the form of a telephone circle, each hour-long meeting starts with a check-in, proceeds with the speaker (around 10 mins), then moves into a discussion about…

25
November
1:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Group Supervision – London

Group Supervision – London OneSpirit Spiritual Counselling Supervision and Ongoing Development sessions:   2016: November 25 – Colet House 2017: – VENUES TO BE CONFIRMED January 13 February 10 March 10 April 7 May 19 June 23 The group is open to graduates and second years and will continue to follow clear agreements of confidentiality.  You are warmly invited to join this new cycle which will build on the beauty, depth, learning and healing of last year’s group. Cost: £30…

Touchstone: The First Year Guest Speaker Programme – 2

The First Year Guest Speaker Programme Join trustee Jackie and Bernd for a second opportunity to hear more and ask questions about the Y1 guest speaker programme. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  To register for your free place contact Lindsay.   These talks take the form of a telephone circle, each hour-long meeting starts with a check-in, proceeds with the speaker (around 10 mins), then moves into a discussion about the theme.

December 2016

Touchstone: Silence, Inner Listening and Shared Reflection – 3

Silence, Inner Listening and Shared Reflection: Join Nicola and trustee Chris Corps for another opportunity to share an hour of reflection – what is being called forth, in the world, through Spirit, in us. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  To register for your free place contact Lindsay. These talks take the form of a telephone circle, each hour-long meeting starts with a check-in, proceeds with the speaker (around 10 mins), then moves into a discussion about the theme.

Touchstone: The Relationship Between OneSpirit and its Ministers

The Relationship Between OneSpirit and its Ministers To join this call with Cathy Slow and Bernd Leygraf contact Lindsay. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  These talks take the form of a telephone circle, each hour-long meeting starts with a check-in, proceeds with the speaker (around 10 mins), then moves into a discussion about the theme.    

Touchstone: Ministers & online marketing

Ministers & online marketing — some success stories Speaker: Karen Dempsey will talk about how to build your profile by using Facebook, for personal networking and business pages. Another speaker also to be confirmed. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  To register for your free place and join Rob MacLachlan and Karen at 8pm, contact Lindsay.   These free fortnightly talks take the form of a telephone circle, open to all ministers and students. Each hour-long meeting starts with a…

Gathering of Light Service

Onelight Gifts Of Light end of year gathering; 6.45pm – 8.15pm with festive mince pies and drinks afterwards. An warm evening reflecting on SILENCE led by Rev Alison Trower, Rev Christopher Marcus and Rev Bernd Leygraf, with singing by the Threshold Choir, Natacha Ledwidge, a healing circle, deep silence and reflection. The Essex Unitarian Church, 112 Palace Gardens Terrace, Notting Hill Gate, W8

Touchstone: OneSpirit Matters – open agenda

OneSpirit Matters: open agenda (Postponed) Here is another chance to gather round the hearth with Nicola (focaliser) and one of the trustees, to ask questions / offer ideas about any aspect of OneSpirit as an organisation. Open to OneSpirit ministers and students.  To register for your free place and join Nicola at 8pm, contact Lindsay.     These free fortnightly talks take the form of a telephone circle, open to all ministers and students. Each hour-long meeting starts with a…

January 2017
13
January
1:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Group Supervision – London

OneSpirit Spiritual Counselling Supervision and Ongoing Development sessions: 2017: January 13 – Temple Lodge February 10 – Temple Lodge Venues to be confirmed for the following dates: March 10 April 7 May 19 June 23 The group is open to graduates and second years and will continue to follow clear agreements of confidentiality.  You are warmly invited to join this new cycle which will build on the beauty, depth, learning and healing of last year’s group. Cost: £30 paid to…

Touchstone: What is a Mystery&Mastery Community?

Speaker: Jackie Amos Wilkinson. OneSpirit’s programme for groups of about 20 ministers is a way to deepen our experience of being in spiritual community, and to continue our shared exploration of the Mystery of Life and Mastery of Love. One group has completed, another is well underway, and a new group will begin in February 2017. Find out more in this talk, and by bringing your questions for Jackie, who a co-tutor for the new group. To register for your…

Touchstone: Working with families experiencing death & funerals

Working with families experiencing death & funerals Speaker:  Ann Thompson Families may be in shock after the death of a loved one, and include people in different phases of the grief cycle — denial, anger, bargaining, depression or acceptance. As ministers, how can we best support them when there’s usually so little time to prepare for the funeral? Ann will share her insights gained from conducting over a thousand funerals. This follows on from her two very popular talks last year…

February 2017

Group Supervision – London

OneSpirit Spiritual Counselling Supervision and Ongoing Development sessions: 2017: January 13 – Temple Lodge February 10 – Temple Lodge March 10 – Temple Lodge Venues to be confirmed for the following dates: April 7 May 19 June 23 The group is open to graduates and second years and will continue to follow clear agreements of confidentiality.  You are warmly invited to join this new cycle which will build on the beauty, depth, learning and healing of last year’s group. Cost:…

Touchstone: Celebrating Love on St Valentines Day

Celebrating Love on St Valentine’s Day Speaker: Jackie Amos Wilkinson As ministers, we know that Love is much greater than the romantic feelings celebrated on February 14th. Love in Relationship is important, but so, for example, is Love in Spirit and Love in Community. Here’s a chance — for those who are single or in a couple — to celebrate Love in its fullest sense, and maybe even to experience our Love for each other! To register for your free place, contact…

Touchstone: OneSpirit Matters – Open House

OneSpirit Matters – an open forum for ministers to connect with the organisation This call will be hosted by Nicola and Chris Corps, vice-chair of trustees. All ministers are invited to join these calls, an open  forum, for any questions, ideas, challenges, concerns, appreciation to be shared and discussed with those responsible for the organisation’s leadership. This allows for direct engagement by our ministers, bringing an easy and immediate two-way flow of understanding. These calls are also spaces where the…

Touchstone: How to perform legal interfaith marriages in England & Wales

How to perform legal interfaith marriages in England & Wales Speaker:  Phil Parkinson Contrary to the widespread impression, OneSpirit ministers can perform full legal marriages in England & Wales — provided they have use of a building authorised for the purpose, and follow certain guidelines in terms of the ceremony. Phil has been conducting legal marriages in Yorkshire since 2013. He will surmise the key points in his recent practical guide (with the same title), share his experience and answer…

March 2017

Introductory Event – London

What is the spiritual journey? An enquiry into your own spirituality can be confusing. Where to start? What to ask? OneSpirit introductory events are a free opportunity for you to meet graduate ministers, students and faculty and offer an opportunity to ask questions and experience a taste of the OneSpirit training programme. To join us at this event, please contact our Administrator to book your place, or just arrive at 12.30pm.

10
March
1:30 pm — 4:30 pm
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Group Supervision – London

OneSpirit Spiritual Counselling Supervision and Ongoing Development sessions: 2017: Venues March 10 – Temple Lodge April 7 – Temple Lodge May 19 – Temple Lodge June 23 – to be confirmed The group is open to graduates and second years and will continue to follow clear agreements of confidentiality.  You are warmly invited to join this new cycle which will build on the beauty, depth, learning and healing of last year’s group. Cost: £30 paid to OneSpirit and tickets available…

Touchstone: Living our ministry in the time of Brexit and Trump

Living our ministry in the time of Brexit and Trump Speaker: Nicola Coombe   As OneSpirit ministers we aspire to be inclusive, compassionate, truthful, open minded and open hearted — part of humanity and the cosmos rather than a particular ‘tribe’. Many of us have been profoundly shocked by the vote for Brexit, the election of Trump and many other recent events that suggest these values based on love may be on the wane. Nicola will reflect on how we…

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