Greetings one and all,
As always I hope this finds you as well as can be expected.
As in previous weeks I’ve written something for you which you can find at the following link:
Thinking of Jonathan Harrison—friend and philosophical mentor—on the anniversary of his birth and death
I hope that I will see some of you tomorrow at our Zoom Mindful Meditation and Time of Conversation and, if not, that we’ll be in touch with each other by phone, mail, or text during the coming weeks.
Please also keep your eyes open for news about the new podcast and Wednesday evening conversations which (all things being equal) I hope will start sometime in early-to-mid October. Though I have spent much of my professional musical career in studios recording music as a bass-player, until now, I have never had the responsibility of dealing with the technical side of making a recording. Consequently, for the next couple of weeks I need to devote a fair bit of time to learning a shed-load of new, technical skills. This means that, at times, I will fail to be in touch with you all as well and as often as I and, perhaps you, would like. Please forgive me and just let me know you wish/need to talk and I’ll get back to you asap. Once I have these basic technical skills under my belt I’ll be able to resume (new)normal, lockdown service until we are able safely, and pleasantly, to meet together again face to face.
In connection with the foregoing I would like to express my profound thanks to the anonymous donor who has bought the church a new MacBook Pro and also to the church for investing in some good microphones and various other bits of necessary recording kit.
Love and best wishes as always,
If, on reading this, you decide you would like to join us and do not have the necessary Zoom link then please contact our Church Secretary, Brendan Boyle, via the contact page of our website. Just look through the dropdown tabs to find “Secretary”:
Please log in between 9.45 and 10am. The meditation starts at 10am sharp, and finishes about 10.50. There will then be a short break to allow you to stretch your legs, compose your thoughts, or put the kettle on. The ‘Time for Conversation’ will start about 11am, and if you aren’t taking part in the meditation, feel free to sign in during the break for the conversation.
To get the most from the meditation, you will find it helpful to either print out the order of service, or display it in a second window. Here is the link:
Order of Service for the Mindful Meditation<https://www.cambridgeunitarian.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Evening-Service.pdf>
You might also wish to have a small candle or tea-light to hand to light at a certain point during the meditation.
If you can’t come to the live Zoom meditation, at the following link, you can download an mp3 of the service I made for you back at the beginning of lockdown. For your delectation I’ll be recording a new, higher fidelity one in the very near future:
MP3 of the Service of Mindful Meditation <https://drive.google.com/file/d/1kxAceHiN-WAn7w3PoaSRKPWZkP7Aslo_/view>