It was lovely to welcome Rev. Winnie Gordon to lead us in worship for the first time. She challenged us to ask ourselves what worshipping together as Unitarians really means, in the context of a purposeful life, as opposed to what we may all do as individuals in our lives. As a convert to Unitarianism, Winnie found purpose in the work and lives of our Unitarian ancestors, but now fears that we may be so bloated with these ancestral achievements that we no longer seek a current purpose. She recognises a need to revitalise our purpose.
Whilst worshipping together means we connect to the divine within and we reconnect to our own individual purpose, how could it also transform us into a Unitarian unit? A ‘we’ that we could take beyond the door of the church? The premise being that collectively we are stronger and that we need to believe that the things we are unhappy with in our society could be changed. The action of one matters. The actions of many matter more.