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Gatherings for 2015

Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

25 Jan Picnic in the Dell (behind the rose garden in the botanic gardens)

Pete & Fergus


22 Feb
"Reflections of Summer"
Pete
22 March
Upside Down Easter

Pete & Fergus

26 April
100 Years since WWI - What have we learned?

Pete

May 17
AIDS memorial Service - Details TBA


24 May
Galaxies 23th Birthday!

All of us!

21 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki

Pete & Fergus
26 July
Video.

Pete
23 Aug
Galaxies AGM

Pete

20 Sep
Internationl Day of Peace
Pete
25 Oct
Season of Creation
Pete
22 Nov
Season of light.
Pete/Fergus
27 December
No Service

Gatherings for 2014

Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

18 Jan Out in the Square picnic -


23 Feb
"Reflections of Summer"
Pete
23 March
Autumn equinox

Pete & Fergus

27 April
A flower communion
Please bring a flower or flowers with you.
Adaped from UUA service

Pete

TBA
AIDS memorial Service


25 May
Galaxies 22th Birthday!

All of us!

22 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki

Pete & Fergus
27 July
Video.

Pete
24 Aug
Galaxies AGM

Pete

21 Sep
Internationl Day of  Peace - Spiritual Cinema Circle video
Pete
26 Oct
Season of Creation
Pete
23 Nov
Season of light.
Pete/Fergus
28 December
No Service

Gatherings for 2013

Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

27 Jan No Meeting -


24 Feb
Picnic at Bolton St Cemetary (if fine) otherwise "Epiphany - Celebrating the GLBTI spirit"
Pete
24 March
Autumn equinox

Pete & Fergus

28 April
A flower communion
Please bring a flower or flowers with you.
Adaped from UUA service

Pete

TBA
AIDS memorial Service


26 May
Galaxies 21th Birthday!

All of us!

23 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki

Pete & Fergus
28 July
Spiritual Cinema Circle video.

Pete
25 Aug
Galaxies AGM

Pete

22 Sep
Internationl Day of  Peace - Spiritual Cinema Circle video
Pete
27 Oct
Season of Creation - Wisdom in Creation
Pete
24 Nov
Requiem: A city called Heaven
Pete/Fergus
22 December
No Service


Gatherings for 2012


Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

22 Jan Planning for 2012

Pete
26 Feb
Picnic at Silverstream (if fine) otherwise "Epiphany - Celebrating the GLBTI spirit"
Pete
25 March
Autumn equinox

Pete & Fergus

22 April
ANZAC - Sacrifice and Forgiveness

Pete

20 May
AIDS memorial Service 6pm
St. Andrew's on The Terrace

Body Positive in partnership with the National Collective of People Living with HIV.
27 May
Galaxies 20th Birthday!

All of us!

24 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki

Pete & Fergus
22 July
Spiritual Cinema Circle video.

Pete
19 Aug
Galaxies AGM

Pete

23 Sep
Internationl Day of  Peace - Spiritual Cinema Circle video
Pete
28 Oct
Season of Creation - Earth, Humanity, Sky, Mountain
Pete
25 Nov
Advent themed walk on the Labyrinth at Hutt Hospital (if weather fine) otherwise we will walk a silk labyrinth at St. Andrews.
Pete
24 December
No Service



Gatherings for 2011

Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

22 Jan Picnic in Park (Bolten St Cemetery behind the Chapel)

Pete
26 Feb
Epiphany - Celebrating the GLBT spirit Pete
26 March
Autumn equinox - death and rebirth!

Pete & Fergus

23 April
Easter - Somethimes bad things happen so good things can.

Pete & Fergus

15 May
AIDS memorial Service 19:00
St. Andrew's on The Terrace

NZ Aids Foundation - Awhina Centre
22 May
Galaxies 19th Birthday!

Pete

25 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki

Pete & Fergus
23 July
Spiritual Cinema Circle video.

Pete
20 Aug
Galaxies AGM

Pete

24 Sep
Practising Peace - International Day of  Peace
Pete
24 Oct
Season of Creation - Ocean, Fauna, Storm, Cosmos
Pete
27 Nov
Light of lights. - Hanukkah (Jewish)  Pete
24 December
No Service


Gatherings for 2010


Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

24 Jan Queer Spiritual Montage - Journeys in Art, Culture & Spirit
1 pm to 5 pm
Afternoon tea at 3:00
St. Andrew's Church
This is part of the Proud Festival 2010

Pete
28 Feb
Spirit in Art - Letting our creativity flow.

Pete/Tony (facilitator)
28 March
Autumn equinox - death and rebirth!

Pete

25 April
Easter - finding Jesus' bones

Pete

18 May
AIDS memorial Service 18:30

St. Andrew's Church
23 May
Galaxies 18th Birthday!

Pete

27 June
Winter Solstice/ Matariki.

Pete & Fergus
25 July
Spiritual Cinema Circle video.

Pete
22 Aug
Galaxies AGM.

Pete

26 Sep
Internationl Day of  Peace
Pete
24 Oct
Season of Creation.
Pete
28 Nov
Advent Carol service
Pete
26 Dec
Christmas down under.

Gatherings for 2009


Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

25 Jan What will the new year bring? Pete

22 Feb
Spirit in Art - Letting our creativity flow.

Pete
22 March
Autumn equinox - death and rebirth!

Pete

26 April
Spiritual Cinema Circle video.

Pete

18 May
AIDS memorial Service.

St Andrew's Church
24 May
Galaxies 17th Birthday!

Pete

28 June
Winter solstice/ Matariki.

Pete & Fergus
26 July
Reading that has stirred our spirit.

Pete
23 Aug
An adventure!!

Pete

20 Sep
Galaxies AGM
Pete
25 Oct
Season of Creation.
Pete
22 Nov
Flower Communion.
Pete
27 Dec
Christmas down under.
Pete

Gatherings for 2008

Date

Theme of Service

Liturgy

Supper

6 Jan

No Service

 

 

20 Jan

Epiphany
-Celebrating the GLBT spirit

 Pete

   

3 Feb

Pot luck picnic dinner in the Bolten St. park/cemetery.
- Liturgy & Reflectiion on feast of Saint John the Baptist (Christian) & Litha (Wiccan)

 Pete

Pot Luck 

17 Feb

Lovingkindness

Pete

Pot Luck 

2 Mar

Spirit in Art – letting our creativity flow

Pete & Fergus
Pot Luck 

16 Mar

Autumn Equinox: dying to be reborn.

Pete

Pot Luck 

6 Apr

Easter Liturgy

 Pete
Pot Luck 

27 Apr

Spiritual Cinema Circle Video evening

 Pete
Pot Luck 

18 May

AIDS memorial Service

18:30 at the Ilott Theatre, Town Hall

Organised by the Awhina Centre

25 May

Galaxies 16th Birthday
Sweet Sixteen

Pete Pot Luck 

22 June

Winter Solstice  &
Matariki:- Maori New Year

Pete Pot Luck 

27 July

Soundscape of the Spirit
What song(s) speaks to your spirit
Pete Pot Luck 

24 August

Spring has Sprung
New life begins, warmer days come

Festival of First Light
Pete Pot Luck 

28 Sept

Sex and Spirit

Reflection

Pete Pot Luck 

26 October

Season of Creation

Pete Pot Luck 

23 November

Light of lights - Hanukkah

Pete Pot Luck 

28 December

Christmas down under

Pete Pot Luck 


Gatherings for 2007

Date Theme of Service Liturgy Welcome &
Collection
Supper
7 Jan No Service      
21 Jan Epiphany
-Looking ahead to our mission.

Pete  
     
 4 Feb Pot luck picnic dinner in the Bolten St. park/cemetary.
- Service
- Reflection on
feast of Saint John the Baptist(Christian) & Litha (Wiccan)
Pete      
18 Feb Making & Walking the Labrynth
- at Scorching Bay beach
 Pete    
4 Mar A flower communion
Please bring a flower or flowers with you.
Adaped from UUA service
Pete      
18 Mar Autumn Equinox - The Twilight Zone.
Reflection on  Mabon/Sabbits (Pagan/Wiccan)
Pete      
1 Apr Easter Liturgy
- A modern day crucifixion
.
 Norman    
15 Apr Holocaust remembrance day -Yom HaShoah Reflection  Pete    
6 May Galaxies 15th Birthday
Let's Party
 Pete    
20 May AIDS memorial Service
- City Gallery 6:30
 Awhina Centre
3 June Queens Birthday
- Our Collective second Birthday each year.
 Fergus & Pete    
17 June Winter Solstice (22 June) & Matariki:- Maori New Year
- Celebrating the start of warmer days...eventually
Pete     
1 July Pentecost: - Where is the Spirit today?  Pete    
15 July Film Evening  Pete    
5 August Spring has (almost) sprung! Reflections on
Imbolic (Celtic), Oimelc (pagan) & St.Bridgit's Day (Christian), Candlemas,Pakawera & Honganui Spring Festivals.
- Service Sheet
- First Light reflection
 Pete    
19 August Blessing of the fields (Christian) - further reflections on traditional Spring festivals
- Service Sheet
- Rogation Sunday reflection 
Pete & Fergus     
2 Sept Hiroshima Day
- What lessons can we still learn?
- Service Sheet
 Pete     
17 Sept International Day of Peace
- Video: The armed man: A Mass for peace.
 Pete     
7 October Walpurgis Night festival - bonfire on the beach.(weather permitting)
Reflections on  the similar Beltane (Celtic) & May Eve(nth Hemi) (Wicca) festivals.
Liturgy
Pete
 
   
21 October What is Eid ul-Fitr and  Ramadan (Islamic)
Liturgy
 Pete
   
4 November All Saints reflection - Remembering those who have passed on.
Liturgy
 Pete
   
18 November Light of lights.
What is Hanukkah (Jewish) all about? + AGM
Liturgy
 Pete & Fergus     
2 December Advent Liturgy
- Christmas down under in Aotearoa
 Pete & Fergus    
16 December Pot Luck dinner and siem light liturgy on the side!  Pete      

Gatherings for 2006

Date Theme of Service Liturgy Welcome &
Collection
Supper
1 Jan No Service      
15 Jan   Sylvia Pete Pete
5 Feb  Don't let other people define you!
Pete  Pete Pete 
19 Feb  Insulting God Tony    Pete
5 Mar  Soundscape of the Spirit Pete  Pete Pete 
19 Mar Reflections of the G&L fair -  The spirit in Art Fergus   Pete 
2 Apr A Modern Crucifixion
Service
Reflection - A Modern Day Crucifixion
Pete/Norman Pete Pete
16 Apr Easter Liturgy Tony   Pete
7 May  Galaxies 14th Birthday Fionnaigh  Peter Pete
21 May Aids Memorial Service
18:30
   Awhina Centre
4 June Our Collective Birthday
(Queens Birthday)

- List of Gay people of note
Pete  Pete Pete
18 June Matariki - Maori New Year
Celebrating the return of longer and warmer days
.
 - Reflection
Pete   Pete
2 July Celebrating 20 years of Gay freedom Pete  Pete Pete
16 July Reflections on Winter Pete/Fergus   Pete
6 August  The Churches continual struggle with LGBT people  Pete  Pete  Pete
20 August  Walking Stones Pete & Fergus  Service at Crossways Community House  Fergus
3 Sept  I'm a rainbow Warrior
- Song Lyrics
- The Dreamer
 Pete Service at Crossways Community House  Fionnaigh
12 Sept  Look who blew in; Spring  Pete/Fergus Service at Crossways Community House  Fergus
1 October Film Evening
  Pete Service UPSTAIRS at Crossways Community House  Pete
15 October Life on the Church margins - Jenny McIntosh Pete  Downstairs at Crossways Jim
5 November Requiem: A city called Heaven Fergus & Pete  Downstairs at Crossways Pete
19 November Steering Group Mtg 7:00 Downstairs at Crossways  
19 November Message in the music, Music in the message Pete Downstairs at Crossways Pete
3 December Christmas down under - A Pot-pourri of Poetry Pete Downstairs at Crossways Pete
17 December No Meeting      

Gatherings for 2005

Date Theme of Service Liturgy Welcome &
Collection
Supper
2 Jan Experiencing God's Holy Adventure! Pete Cowley Fergus Pete
16 Jan where to from here Fionnaigh N/A N/A
6 Feb    Roger & Ron    Pete Cowley
20 Feb       N/A N/A
6 Mar    Sue & Deb Pete Cowley   
20 Mar     N/A N/A
3 Apr        
17 Apr        
1 May Galaxies becomes a teenager! Pete    
15 May        
5 Jun Queens Birthday Pete    
19 Jun Matariki Pete    
3 Jul You shall know the truth and the truth shall liberate you Pete & Norman   Pete
17 Jul        
7 Aug Hiroshima Day Pete & Jim   Pete
21 Aug   Tony    
4 Sep Queer Church/Queer God/Queer Theology Sylvia & Judith   Pete
18 Sep International Day of Peace Pete   Pete
2 Oct God is MAD Sue & Fionnaigh    
16 Oct Gregor's Greatest Invention (Short Film) Pete Morris Pete
6 Nov Responsibility and Racism  Sylvia & Judith  Pete  Sylvia & Judith
20 Nov        Fergus
4 Dec Advent - The return of the Gay? King! (service)
(Contemporary reading)
Pete    
18 Dec Film Evening Pete
 

Gatherings for 2004

Date Theme of Service Taken By Tea Duty
1 Feb The Singer and the Song Deborah Gordon
Rosie Salas
 
15 Feb Faith in Action Peter Cowley  
7 Mar Lent/40 days Ron Johnson  
21 Mar Hymns of Sydney Carter Deborah Gordon  
4 Apr Palm Sunday
Creative Protest
Peter Cowley  
18 Apr   Jim Waters  
2 May   Keith Bittle  
16 May   Tony Pears  
6 June  Queens Birthday Deb Vernon
Sue Boland
 
20 June Faith in Action - Reprise Peter Cowley  
4 July Fifth Sunday after Pentecost Margaret Mayman & Helen Beaumont  
18 July   Fergus Collinson  
1 Aug   Ann-Marie Stapp  
15 Aug Special General Meeting 5:30
Liturgy in the Lounge
Peter Cowley  
5 Sep Out of Darkness Southern Home Group  
19 Sep   Fionnaigh McKenzie  
3 Oct   Northern Home Group  
17 Oct Lovingkindness Peter Cowley  
7 Nov   Norman Knipe  
21 Nov cracks in everything Fionnaigh  
5 Dec Advent Service Steering Group Peter Cowley
19 Dec Transcendence of the ordinary Peter Cowley  

Gatherings for 2003

The theme for the next five sessions is Choosing Life
Date Theme of Service Taken By Tea Duty
2003
January:
The Broad and Exclusive way Peter Cowley  

February

Choosing life for Nations

Keith Bittle & Deborah Gordon

 

March:

Choosing Life with our relationships

Norman Knipe

 

April:

Choosing Life through struggle

Deborah Gordon

 

May:

Choosing Life for GalaXies

Ron Johnson & others.

 

June:

Choosing Life for the earth

Sue Boland, Deb Vernon & others

 

July:

Choosing life with a full sung Mass!

GalaXies Choir

 
7 Sep   Northern Home Group Ask Helen
21 Sep  Liturgy in the lounge Keith Bittle  
5 Oct Be Not Afraid! Keith Bittle & Mark Garten??? Ron Johnson & Roger Swanson
19 Oct Liturgy in the lounge Tony Pears  
2 Nov   Rosie Salas & Deborah Gordon Keith Bittle & Deborah Gordon
16 Nov Liturgy in the lounge Judith Dale  
7 Dec Advent Carol Service
God's going to trouble the waters
All help appreciated Peter Cowley
Everyone – bring & share food
21 December You are one of our people