Weekly Notices 1 Nov 2015

Published 31/10/2015

Morning Service, ‘Robots, humans and Gods’

Guest Preacher Rev John Harley  How do we make sense of being human with the increasing presence of robots and intelligent computers in our world? Also some time to reflect on The Day of the Dead.

 

Sunday 1 November (7.00pm) – Evening Gathering ‘Samhain Celebration’ (pronounced sow-inn – also called Halloween)

A time to honour our ancestors and to say farewell to those that have passed this last year. The service  is participatory and one of the eight great Celtic celebrations during the Wheel of the Year. Led by members of our ‘Wheel of the Year’ group.

 

Flowers Sponsored this Sunday – the flowers are sponsored this Sunday by Ed Fordham

 

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during November be donated to Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF) and our Sunday collection basket  will also be divided with Nepal Youth Foundation (NYF)

 

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

Cold Weather Shelter

The ‘Cold Weather Shelter’ happens on Friday nights in our Hall, commencing Friday 6th November.  A Volunteer sign up sheet is available each Sunday morning and evening in the Chapel or contact Margaret Perry to volunteer (email: margaretperry14{at}hotmail.co.uk)

 

Stewarding Can You Help? – An Appeal to all Members

Stewarding is a simple way to get more involved. Good stewarding makes a difference: a warm welcome from the stewards is a welcome to the Chapel. Please look at your diaries and contact Jim Burtles (email: burtles.j[at]gmail.com) with any dates in the next few months when you’d be available. If you haven’t stewarded at a service before please don’t worry as there is always an experienced worship assistant present.

 

Coffee Hour – Volunteers invited!

Serving tea/coffee at 12.00pm in the side aisle is an enjoyable and useful activity. Please contact Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14[at]hotmail.co.uk) to offer 30 minutes of time to suit you.

 

Membership Group

The Chapel welcomes newcomers at all times.  If you are new to the chapel or have been coming along to services for a little while and would like to know more about getting involved, becoming a member, or about the chapel in general, please contact Claire Julian of our Membership Group on o2o 7435 8254 or claire.marley{at}mac.com. If you are already a member and happen to chat to someone attending a service who would like more information, please do take their details and pass them on to Claire, as above. Thank you from the Chapel Membership Group

 

Registration for FUSE 2016 is now open! Join Unitarians for a weekend by the sea, enjoying good food and company as well as inspiring workshops and worship. Take advantage of the early bird discount of £20.00 if you register before 1st December 2015.

You can register here: http://fusefest.org.uk/old-registration-form/

 

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 8 November (11.00am) – Morning Service

Remembrance Sunday

Guest Preacher Ed Fordham

This service will reflect the challenges and traumas that the Chapel has faced over the years and remember those who are commemorated on the war memorial.  The service will draw extensively on the reality of coping with war and its consequences at home, in the aftermath and also specially here in North West London. This will be no celebration of war but a timely and provocative reminder of our own small role as hatred and anger fights itself on the battlefield the world over.

The service will be led by Ed Fordham and is dedicated to Patricia Williams – a friend of peace and a student of history.

Our Chapel Choir will perform ‘Songs of Farewell’ (Charles Hubert Hastings Parry), as part of the morning service.

 

Sunday 8 November (7.00pm) –  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

 

Final Note from Patrick and Patricia

Dear Chapel,

We would like to say thank you to the members and friends of the Chapel who have given us a lovely and touching send off as we return to America after four years here.

The farewell party was wonderful, and the dinners and individual coffees with you all have been great. Rest assured we carry you all in our hearts. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

In gratitude,

Patrick and Patricia