OSMIC December Offerings

by | Nov 27, 2023

Monday Meditations

Led by: OneSpirit Interfaith Ministers

📅 Date: Every Monday (including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day)

🕒 Time: 7.30-8pm GMT

Starting in December 2023, a group of OneSpirit Interfaith Ministers will be leading Monday Meditations, the focus being on healing and peace for ourselves, for others, and for the world.

All are welcome. 

Cost: FREE!

Where: zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87074986808?pwd=a3p4S1Z3ajZtVnJENmJYdm42RDVnQT09

These sessions WILL NOT be recorded.

Free Tai Classes

Led by: Rev Suzanne Abernathy

TIGER Class: Thursdays 7-8pm GMT

CRANE Class: Thursdays 8-9pm GMT

DRAGON Class: Saturdays 7.-8pm GMT

We are excited to announce FREE online Tai Chi group classes – OPEN TO ALL! This really is a generous offer; these kinds of classes can cost upwards of £10 a session! Click here for more info about the benefits of Tai Chi and to get Zoom details.

These sessions WILL NOT be recorded.

Month of Ministry, Journaling Session 2

This is the second in a series of 4 sessions where we journal together in a beautifully held sacred space, based on the prompts used in the #MonthOfMinistry. You do not have to be or plan to be, involved in the #MonthOfMinistry event this coming February. These sessions will ask us to reflect on how we show up in the world.

What to bring: A candle (or whatever you personally need to create a sacred space), Pen and paper

📅 Date: Friday 15th December

🕒 Time: 4-5 pm GMT

Open to all via Zoom.

Winter Solstice: An Online Ceremony

with Rev Jenny Miller

📅 Date: Thursday 21st December

🕒 Time: 6-7pm GMT

Join us on a transformative journey into the heart of the Winter Solstice, where ancient wisdom meets contemporary understanding in an exploration of the Universal Christ.

The concept of the Universal Christ represents a contemporary understanding of “Christ Consciousness” that transcends traditional religious boundaries. It refers to the divine and transcendent presence within everything in the universe. Unlike a narrow, exclusive interpretation, the Universal Christ is an inclusive, interfaith perspective that recognises the sacred essence in all of creation. In essence, the Universal Christ is the recognition of the divine spark, the sacred consciousness, present in every being and aspect of existence. It goes beyond religious dogma, inviting individuals to connect with a universal, unifying force that underlies diverse spiritual traditions. In the words of Franciscan Father Richard Rohr, it is the “transcendent within of everything in the universe.” Embracing the Universal Christ involves acknowledging the divine within oneself and others, fostering a sense of interconnectedness and shared spirituality across humanity. It offers a profound and inclusive way to understand the spiritual dimensions of life, encouraging a more expansive and compassionate worldview.

Cost: FREE! Freewill donations to OSMIC are gratefully received. 
Where: zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88273045872?pwd=eXFESmg1OEgzeXI2cXZsaFlSaHhQdz09 

This talk WILL be recorded.



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OneSpirit on InterFaith Network Closure

The Inter Faith Network for the UK (IFN), vital in fostering interfaith understanding since 1987, is regrettably closing due to financial strains and uncertainties. Despite efforts and support from various donors, a closure process begins, lacking a finalised government funding agreement. OneSpirit, recognising the significant impact of IFN's work aligning with its mission, urges the interfaith community to reflect on how to continue IFN's legacy. This includes suggestions for local interfaith body support, volunteer utilisation, and maintaining the tradition of Inter Faith Week amidst evolving interfaith work post-IFN closure.

An Invitation: Anti-Racism Reading Group

The Anti-Racism Reading Group is a collaborative and open forum that gathers every Monday night from 7.15 to 8.45, next on March 18th. Attendees explore various issues of race through media that best suits their learning style, fostering self-reflection and a deeper understanding of racial issues. For the next meeting, the group will discuss 'The Colour Purple' by Maya Angelou, exercises from 'My Grandmother's Hands' by Resmaa Menakem, the poetry of Langston Hughes, and the work of Audrey Lourde. The group aims to provide a non-judgmental space, encouraging courage and recognition of racism impacts.

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Enrolment is Officially Open!

Enrolment for OneSpirit’s Spiritual Development and Ministry Training program is open. With over 25 years of experience, it nurtures spiritual growth and leadership, fostering global consciousness, compassion, and interconnectedness in an evolving world.

An Invitation: Anti-Racism Reading Group

The OneSpirit Anti-Racism Reading Group invites individuals to explore race issues in their preferred way and share insights. Participants can potentially study, for example, ‘The Colour Purple’, do embodied exercises on racial trauma, or explore Hughes and Lourdes’s works.

Redefining Interfaith: Holistically and Inclusively

We redefine interfaith to be more inclusive, embracing diverse spiritual experiences beyond traditional religions. Their vision fosters unity by honouring individual spirituality, aiming for a compassionate community that celebrates spiritual diversity.