Unitarian Universalists of
We meet in the WEA Rooms,
at for a start.
Minister: Derek McCullough
Please bring an item of non-perishable food for donation to
Te Whare Roimata.
Thoughts from the (Rocking!!) Chair
Seeing as this is the last newsletter of the year, I would like to wish everyone season’s greetings. It has been an interesting and eventful year, and we have a lot to look forward to in 2007. I would like to thank all those people who have contributed to making our fellowship continue to thrive into our 11th year! Small groups like ours are dependant on the goodwill of volunteers.
See you on Sunday
Review of “Doubt” The Press Oct 24.
“Well, here is a play to exercise the mind. John Patrick Shanley’s Broadway hit, Doubt, more than lived up to expectations. It is a riveting piece of theatre which has you wondering who is the offender and who is the victim.
Set in a Catholic school in the
On the surface, there seems little evidence, but this is not a play about the problem of verification. It is about the certainty in its personal, institutional and historical manifestations.
The irony is the nun’s unshakeable faith is an outcome of the same institutionalised certainty that enabled the predator priests to go undetected for so long. For that reason, while you suspect the priest, you doubt the nun. And in that you have an engrossing play which pulls you both ways.
What really grabs you though are some first rate production values. The direction is intelligent and the acting a pleasure to watch. Yvonne Martin, as the school principal, is a powerhouse, performing as well as she has ever done.
Paul McLaughlin, familiar from TV’s gormsby series, shows he is equally at home in the theatre with a perfectly rendered characterisation.
Amy Straker rose to the challenge of a majoe dramatic role, and Susana Lei’ataua, as the boy’s mother, has a real presence and a fabulous voice, but pushes too hard.
Doubt is excellent. It is an intense and dramatic play made acutely real by the Court’s very fine production.”
Doubt runs until November 18. Tickets are $35, but if we can get a group of 20 people to go on the same night, it is reduced to $28. Contact me if you want to go and we’ll see if we can agree on a date.
Buddha's Place 287a/291 Selwyn St,
A place to discuss
Buddhism in a
Sunday Gatherings Sundays various locations
Contact Mark Humpage for details firstname.lastname@example.org
Meetings are held on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of each month. Contact George Ridley Ph 347 7564 for details
We affirm the unfailing renewal of life
Rising from the earth, and reaching for the sun, all living creatures shall fulfil themselves.
We affirm the steady growth of human companionship
Rising from ancient cradles and reaching for the stars, people the world over shall seek the ways of understanding.
We affirm a continuing hope
That out of every tragedy, the spirits of individuals shall rise to create a better world.
(reading #470 from Singing The Living Tradition)