Weekly Notices 1 Mar 2015
Sunday 1 March (11am) Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching “Exclusion Stories”
Of late, when newcomers here tell us about their religious odysseys, what they share more and more often is an “exclusion story.” They speak of a painful experience of feeling excluded for one reason or another from the faith of their families of origin. Our response is: Welcome to this Unitarian Chapel, no matter what your journey has been, no matter your colour or sexual orientation, no matter whom you love.
Sunday 1 March (7pm) Evening Gathering – ‘Music, words, reflection and silence’
Khalil Gibran wrote ‘Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife’ – Come and join us for meditative music followed by silence & reflection. Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar
Children’s Programme – This week children will share some of their differences, and we will develop our understanding that our differences are positive.
Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The Flowers this week are sponsored by Sue Brown, ‘In memory of my parents John and Nancye Elliott’.
During March our Sunday collection basket will be divided with
‘Donkey Drawn Library’ – a project of Good Gifts.
NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries
Second-Hand Book Sale – Saturday 14th March 2015
Do you have good quality second-hand books to donate?
Please bring to the Chapel as soon as you can.
All proceeds will be donated to ‘Donkey Drawn Library’ – a project of Good Gifts..
Ann Finer’s Memorial – Sunday 15th March, immediately after morning service we will be dedicating a rose to the memory of Ann Finer, committed member of the Chapel for many years and the inspiration for the Chapel’s flower displays throughout that time. The event, led by our Minister, will take place in the Memorial Rose Garden, and will be followed by tea and cakes in the side aisle. The AGM will follow.
Annual General Meeting – Sunday 15th March 2015 @ 12.30pm in the Chapel
The AGM is the time to review the past year, discuss the report and accounts, hear from the Chapel groups and committees and appoint members to the 2015/16 Board.
There will be light refreshments – tea/coffee and celebratory cake – provided in the chapel between the end of Sunday service and the beginning of the AGM. Childcare will be available.
Services Next Sunday
Sunday 8 March (11am) Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching ‘When There Are No Words: Companioning Another’s Grief’
This morning we consider a difficult topic: how one might respond supportively to those who are bereaved. Sometimes we worry that we might say the wrong thing, or worse, that we won’t know what to say at all when loved ones are grieving. Come join us for thoughtful worship this morning.
Sunday 8 March (7pm) Evening Gathering – ‘Meditation’
‘The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ – Come and join us for silence, reflection, poetry and music. Led by Ingrid Tavkar