HomeHomeHome
HomeHomeHomeHome

 

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 2017

Forthcoming Services

24 September 2017

Topic: My spiritual Journey

Coordinator:  Ginny Porter

 

8 October 2017

Topic:  The Spiral Staircase – Karen Armstrong

Coordinator:  Sarah Alsen

 

22 October 2017

Topic: TBA

Coordinator:  Shawn

 

 November 2017

Topic: TBA

Coordinator:  Irwin Friedman

 

26 November 2017

Topic: TBA

Coordinator:  Ivan Baard

 

10 December 2017

Topic: Reflections

Bring & Share

 

Services begin again on 28 January 2018

 

 Recent Services

10 September 2017

Topic: The Charter for Compassion – Karen Armstrong

Coordinator:  Caroline Webster

 

27 August 2017

Topic: Guest speaker Maryanne Aitken

Coordinator:  Judy Zingel

 

13 August 2017

Topic: Transcendental Meditation

Coordinator:  David Raal

 

 

23 July 2017

Topic: Guest speaker Prof Daymond on Elizabeth Gaskell – British writer, social critic, Unitarian

Coordinator:  Andrea Engel

 

9 July 2017

Topic: Fields of Blood:  The History of Violence in Religion (Karen Armstrong)

Coordinator:  Carol Friedman

 

25 June 2017

Topic: Inter-species communication

Coordinator:  Mike Webster

 

11 June 2017

Topic: Homo Sapiens: The Tempestuous Journey

Coordinator:  David Raal

 

28 May 2017

Topic:  Sacred Spaces

Coordinator:  Ginny Porter

 

14 May 2017

Topic: On Being a Unitarian

Coordinator:  Ivan Baard

 

23 April 2017

Topic: How beliefs translate into a better society

Coordinator:  Websters

 

9 April 2017

Topic:  Mr Chris Elsworth, a Quaker, shares his thinking under the title of “WHO AM I? My thoughts on life, love and the universe”

Coordinator:  Sarah Alsen

 

26 March 2017

Topic:  Artist Dina Cormick: A question of balance – when all around is upside down

Coordinator:  Andrea Engel

 

12 March 2017

Topic:  The Paradox of Choice

Coordinator:  Judy Zingel

 

26 February 2017

Topic: Not in God’s name

Coordinator:  Irwin Friedman

 

12 February 2017

Topic:  The Road to Einstein’s E=mc sq equation

Coordinator:  David Raal

 

22 January 2017

Topic: Guest speaker presents “Multiplanetary Humanity: Ensuring the survival of human consciousness”?

Coordinator:  Carol Friedman

 

27 November 2016

Topic:  What If …?

Coordinator:  Ivan Baard

 

13 November 2016

Topic: Max Planck: The Constant Man

Coordinator: Irwin Friedman

 

23 October 2016

Topic: 17th Century New England. Pilgrims, The Puritans, Quakers, the Martyrdom of Mary Dyer and the Salem Witch Trials

Coordinator: Anne Raal

 

9 October 2016

Topic:  Does a belief in God (a god) make you healthier

Coordinator: Sarah Alsen

 

25 September 2016

Topic:  Good Country Index

Coordinator:  Mike Webster

 

 

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. 

For more information

For more information about Durban Unitarians or our services, telephone Ivan Baard 031 2621161 or e-mail ivanb@ionet.co.za

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)




 

 

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

 

For South African contact details
Durban - Johannesburg
Cape Town - Somerset West

Unitarian History & Beliefs


 Unitarian Sources:

 The living Tradition

 
 Unitarian Purposes:
 Unitarian purposes
 
 Unitarian History:
 
A brief history
 
 Unitarian Origins:
 
Origins of Unitarianism
 
 Membership:
 The meaning of  membership
 
 Famous Unitarians:
 Long but partial list
 

Unitarian web sites


 Unitarian marriage ceremony

 Download zip file
 
 Subject links:
 
Unitarian related subjects
 
 Find Unitarian
 Sermons Online

 Sermon Links
 
 Famous Unitarian women:
 
famous unitarian women
 Including Florence Nightingale,
 Sylvia Plath and Beatrix Potter
 
 Another "famous" list:
 
Remarkable, mainly US list
 
 Unitarian congregations worldwide:
 
List from UK / List from US
 United States / United Kingdom
 Canada / France / Germany
 Spanish
 

Unitarian bookshops online


 Beacon Press:

 Beacon Press
 
 Unitarian bookstore:
 UUA bookstore
 
 Skinner Press:
 
Skinner House Books
 

Unitarian humour


 Humour from Toronto
 
First Unitarian Toronto
 
 Humour from Boston
 
Theodore Parker Church
 

Various Unitarian groups


 Unitarian Buddhists:
 
UU-Buddhist resources
 
 Unitarian Christians:
 
Why I am a Christian Unitarian
 
 Unitarian Pagans:
 
Liturgy, Ritual and Worship

Other beliefs and religions

Other interesting web sites

 

 

 


Web Ste Design