I’ve just posted the list of July speakers on the web site, so nip across and have a look.

We have our special ALTERNATIVE Wednesdays on 13th and 27th, and a coffee morning on 30th.

If you have questions, then our alternative evenings will give you the chance to get answers. Bring a friend, bring £3 each for entry and a cuppa, but most important, bring an open mind.

Be there.

Alternative Wednesday – 1st June – Gemma Oliver
Beetle Drive – 11th June – that’s a Saturday
Alternative Wednesday – 15th June – Janet Emilymae
Fledglings – Wednesday 22nd June
Coffee morning – Saturday 25th June
Alternative Wednesday – 29th June – Andy Ford

Three Alternative Wednesdays in one month? Flamin’ June!

Visit the web site for more information

 

Our web site is now up to date with speakers for June. Skip on over to have a read.

http://havantspiritualistchurch.com

Our web site is up to date with the latest dates / speaker list.

Go check it out – http://havantspiritualistchurch.bravesites.com

Tonight our speaker is Terry Tregear, and on Wednesday,our Alternative evening, we will have, for the first time at Havant, Jay Love, from the Isle of Wight. Make sure you get there early to get a seat – bring a friend, and an open mind. This is when your questions can be answered. Entry is £3 on the door.

Another evening to look forward to is 11 June 2016, when we will be holding a Beetle Drive and Supper evening. More details to follow.

Our monthly Healing for the World meditation evening has been cancelled.

 

Alternative Wednesdays for April are 6th and 20th. As usual the evening starts at 7:15, it costs £3 on the door, and this includes your half-time cuppa. Bring a friend, your questions, and an open mind. It’s an evening when you can get your questions answered.

And it was the AGM, so there are some new faces on the committee, so hopefully they can bring some positive actions, too.

We are looking forward to a new season – keep visiting for event news.

A reminder that this Wednesday (24/2/2016) is an Alternative evening. These are the evenings where audience participation is part of the proceedings.

It is an evening where you can bring your questions, debate with the speaker, and hopefully learn more about Spiritualism, and yourself. Our speaker for the evening is Bill Roberts.

Bring a friend, and an open mind – and we look forward to seeing you.

(£3 on the door – and that includes a cuppa at half time)

Last night we were short of a speaker, so we thought it would be an ideal time to try out one of the SNU’s new-style services. (see snu.org.uk for full details)

For sometime there has been great debate about falling numbers attending the services. The conclusion is that the traditional service is outdated and unpopular with younger people. The SNU have designed some templates for bringing new ideas to church.

Last night we used the theme of Evolution. Not the evolution of Man or other species, but the evolution of the soul, and the thoughts that drive us. I won’t go on about how the service went, except to say that it was a lighter, more spiritual evening. There was less of the old style religiousness, and more focus on our own spirituality.

We will be having more services in this vein. As a short notice experiment – a success. Thanks to Minister Alan Baker for jumping in the deep end and running with the idea.

Full of Christmas pudding, turkey, and stuffing? You need to have an ALTERNATIVE diet – just for one night.

Wednesday 30 December is our last Alternative evening of the year. We’ll be at the church from 7pm ready for a 7.15pm start. Bring a friend, and bring an open mind, everyone is welcome.

Entry, on the door, is £3 – worth every penny!

Membership renewals are due before the end of January 2016. Remember, in order to vote at the Annual General Meeting in April you will need to be a ‘paid-up’ member.

The annual membership fee is £8 (£7.50 concessions)

We welcome new applications, too. Membership is open to everyone.

Our Invitation …

It is the members who keep the church going. Without members the church would cease to exist. But what does ‘being a member’ mean?

Being a member of Havant Spiritualist Church means that you are a Spiritualist. You follow the Seven Principles, and when people ask, and you fill in official forms, your religion is Spiritualist. Not Christian. Not Islam. Not Mormon. Not Buddhist. Not Jedi. Not Other.

There is no strict dogma to follow, no special ceremonies to perform. We believe in God, but that may not be the traditional god of other religions. How I see my god may be different to the vision you have. Some see their god as a bearded man looking down from the sky, others as The Great Spirit that pervades all things, may be as Mother Nature. We don’t dictate how you see Her – or Him – or It. Very little is expected of you, except to live within the guidance of our Seven Principles and to be the best person that you can be. You know what is right, and wrong.

You get a membership card. But this card is not a free pass to Heaven, nor is it a ‘Get out of jail free’ card, nor is it a loyalty card for you to accumulate bonus points. It’s just one of those funny conventions that organisations have; to say you belong. You are one of us.

Membership means you get to have a say; to come to the AGM (Annual General Meeting), and cast your vote on matters that concern the running of the church. It means you can join the committee and really get involved in making the church a good place to be, a good organisation to be a part of, and a sanctuary or refuge, welcoming to others.

It means that you care. Care about the church, care about people around you, care about Spiritualism, care about the world, and everything in it.

If you want to support this church, and feel you can make that commitment, then be a member. We will welcome you. It doesn’t cost much. It is not an exclusive club; everyone is welcome.

If you have any questions, please ask any committee member. If we can’t answer straight away, we will find an answer for you.

The most valuable thing you can give is You.