Weekly Notices 1 Oct 2017

Published 29/09/2017

Sunday 1st October  (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean – Equality and Ethnicity
To mark Black History Month, this service will take a look at the life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh, who was active in the Suffragette movement as well as being daughter of a Maharajah and god-daughter to Queen Victoria.

Sunday 1st October (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean – Reflections on Equality and Ethnicity
A reprise of the morning’s service about Princess Sophia Duleep Singh and her Suffragette work, with an opportunity to share your reflections on the theme.

(Photo: Princess Sophia selling copies of the Suffragette newspaper
outside her grace-and-favour residence in Hampton Court)

Jobs available at the Chapel
See ‘News’ section for more details
Jobs available at the Chapel
Following the departure of our Assistant Administrator and Caretaker recently, please see below two job adverts. Feel free to pass them on to anyone who might be suitable.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Administration Assistant (part time)

Profile: Mature person able to effectively organise his/her time, must have skills with banking and accounts, able to deal with a range of people.  Experience with updating websites, preferably using WordPress is welcome.
Hours: Normally 8 hours per week.  Work pattern:  Friday ½ day plus additional ½ day during the week (flexible).  Additional hours are likely to be available to undertake projects as agreed by the Board of Trustees, including providing annual leave cover for the Administrator.

Rosslyn Hill Chapel Caretaker (part time)

Purpose: Responsible for setting out Chapel for various events Helping to maintain Rosslyn Hill Chapel property and grounds.  The property includes the Chapel, Hall, Manse, Chapel Office, Cottages and car park.

Hours: 16 hours per week for general work around grounds (including minor repairs) etc. from Monday to Sunday, plus additional paid hours for setting up for special events. The job includes heavy lifting, weekend and late night work.

If you would like to know more about these positions or to apply, then please email your CV with ‘Job vacancy’ in the subject heading to rhuc.assistant@gmail.com

Deadline for applications: Friday 6th October

Good Cause of the Month 
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Cold Weather Shelter’  

The flowers this week have been provided by the Flower Group.

If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Sharron: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com 

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 Zoe Gerrard (email: zoegerrard07@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.

Thinking of becoming a member?
If you have been attending our Chapel services and events for some time, you might consider making Rosslyn Hill Unitarian Chapel your spiritual home and community. Our Chapel community is independent, self-governing and self-financing, with a rich history of social change. As well as taking part in Sunday Services, our members organise and support a wide range of activities and events. If you would like to find out more, please contact Rev Kate Dean, or speak to one of the Stewards.

Upcoming Events

Chapel Poetry Group – This inspiring group meets to share favourite and original poetry. Next meeting Monday 2nd October at 7.30pm in Basement Cottage 3. For more information, please contact George Appleby: gappleby@talktalk.net. 

‘Life Spirit’ – a new Spiritual Development course
We meet over eight Tuesdays including 3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th October (last session on 21st Nov) Doors open at 6.30 for a 7.00pm start.. We will explore deep questions through reading, discussion, personal reflection and deep listening. For more information or to book your place, please contact Kate: revkatedean@gmail.com/ 07870 322 519 

Charity Concerts on 9th November and 7th December
Get ready for something special! The Chapel is often used as a concert venue and for recordings because of its excellent acoustic. The Chapel Choir holds an annual fundraiser which is always entertaining. In November and December, we as a Chapel community will host two concerts to support some very worthy causes. So please pencil in these dates…

‘Outsiders’ 9th November – a concert of words and music featuring professional musicians and guest speakers including Dame Janet Suzman, Alfie Nash and Shirley King. This concert will be co-hosted by the Mayor of Camden, Cllr Richard Cotton, whose chosen charity is C4WS. All proceeds will be divided between our musical instruments and C4WS which helps us to organise our Cold Weather Shelter for the homeless each winter. 

‘Advent’ 7th December – a concert with an Advent theme featuring three choirs! The Chapel Choir will be joined by a semi-professional ensemble and girls from the renowned Channing School Choir. We’ll raise funds for our refugee project, joining with ‘Churches Together in Hampstead’ to sponsor a Syrian refugee family, and the Chapel’s fine grand piano and organ.
Advanced booking recommended. Tickets will be on sale in October. 
Booking information: You can buy tickets after the morning service from Rev Kate Dean or Shana Begum. You can also book via PayPal or bank transfer by contacting revkatedean@gmail.com

Unitarian Theology Conference 2017 
500 Years On – The Reformation Must Continue! 
Friday 13th October – ‘On God’  – Ant Howe, Jane Blackall, Lewis Connolly
Saturday 14th October – ‘On Unitariansim’ – Ann Peart, Justin Meggit, Stephen Lingwood 
Panel: Claire MacDonald, Lucy Harris, Robin Hanford 
Mill Hill Unitarian chapel, City Square, Leeds, LS1 5EB
For further information contact Rev Jim Corrigall on 07909572279 or email corrigalljim@gmail.com

Unitarian Women’s Group Conference 20th – 22nd October 2017 
The Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow 
If you haven’t already booked, there are still places, it’s not too late!
A weekend of interactive sessions on Unitarian women in history, placing ourselves in the story and a look at the UWG itself and its development over the course of nearly four decades. Serious and hilarious by turns and always warm and friendly. Led by Rev Ann Peart and Rev Celia Midgley. 
Booking: Stella Burney info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk or 01298 871218 
Further information: Margaret Robinson margaretrobinson81@gmail.com or 01642 782219 or Ann Peart ann.peart3@virginmedia.com 

Services Next Sunday
Sunday 8th October (11.00am)
Rev Kate Dean – Second Sunday Shake-up: Shelter Cafe
To raise awareness about the upcoming Cold Weather Shelter, we will hold a ‘café church’-style service with gentle discussion, sharing and activities. Come early to the Shakeup breakfast to grab your coffee before the service!

Sunday 8th Oct (7.00pm)
Rev Kate Dean and Asif Sabri
Unitarianism and Islam: Common Roots, Common Ground

Our guest speaker Asif Sabri, a practicing Muslim resident in UAE, will explore the theme ‘Unitarianism and Islam: Common roots, common ground…the very basic creed and philosophy of the world’s fastest growing religion, Islam, explained’ with an opportunity for everyone to share their reflections on his words.