|NewsShake up breakfast
Join Margaret for a delicious Continental breakfast and REAL COFFEE 9.30 – 10.30 this Sunday for £3.
Good Cause for December
Supporting refugees through ‘Community Sponsorship’
The Chapel is committed to support the efforts by local community churches to sponsor a refugee family from a war-torn country to settle in the local area through the ‘Community Sponsorship’ scheme. If you are interested in providing hands-on help with this project, please contact our rep Shana Begum: email@example.com
In December we will be doing a number of fundraising events to highlight the project. Read on to find out more…
Children’s Bake Sale after the service
Buy delicious treats this Sunday, made by our Children’s Chapel members. They are raising funds for our refugee sponsorship project.
Bid in the Silent Auction
A Fundraiser for our Community Sponsorship project for refugees and our wonderful Musical Instruments running throughout December
Great prizes including…
- Hamper of treats from Budgens
- Dinner for two at Brasil Boteca, Camden
- Cookery Class voucher at Borough Kitchen
- Limited edition Rosslyn Hill Chapel mugs!
How it works
- You buy a bidding slip for £1
- You make a bid on your chosen item
- The highest bid wins the item
Winners will be contacted after the 17th Dec and announced at the ‘Blue Christmas’ morning service on Christmas Eve. Bidding slips available after services in December. Contact Hadley Deist for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Freedom from Torture: Books of poetry by refugees
The charity Freedom from Torture also works to support refugees through various initiatives. Their ‘Write to Life’ project encourages self-expression through poetry and several books have been published. You can purchase ‘Hands and Wings’ and ‘Where are you from?’ via their website.
Here is a poem from one of the participants:
Uwase N. Ryayo
You keep telling me that the war is over.
Yes, it is for you,
For me it will never finish.
I tried for years to tell myself the same thing
But the pain I have been through
Is one big sore in the side of my heart.
It can’t vanish, but I thought it might.
I don’t see it all the time.
But when I look at parts of my body
I can see the war.
Every part of my body has a scar.
When I look at my body
It has the war marked all over it.
And when I look at it
It takes me back to my old life as a war child.
It takes me back to that place where I don’t want to be
But I have no choice.
Now, I live with war in my own mind.
Volunteering at the Cold Weather Shelter – sign up this Sunday
Rosslyn Hill Chapel has hosted the Shelter for several years. Again we will open the Chapel hall on Friday nights (from 10th November to mid-January) to provide up to 15 homeless guests each week with dinner, conversation and entertainment, a safe bed, and a hearty breakfast. There are lots of ways to help – serving food, chatting, playing board games, staying overnight, cooking, or donating towards the costs (approximately £100 per week). We need 5 or 6 volunteers for each Friday evening, 2 for each Friday night, and 4 for each Saturday morning (guests leave by 9am). The guests tell us the Shelter really does change lives. If you would like to take part or to find out more, please contact Leighton Cole: email@example.com Tel 020 8444 9728.
Visit C4WS’s website for more information on their work: www.C4WSHOMELESSPROJECT.org
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: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Good Cause of the Month
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided between the upkeep of our beautiful Chapel and our Community Sponsorship project to support a refugee family to move to London.
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. 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 (email@example.com), or speak to one of the Stewards who can introduce you to the minister or a member of the Membership Group.
Flowers for the Chalice Table
The flowers this week have been provided by Claire and Desmond Julian
‘To mark our 19th wedding anniversary and how much this wonderful Chapel means to us both’.
If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember with flowers, please contact Daniela: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that Rev Kate Dean’s restday is Wednesday. Any emails sent on this day will be answered on Thursday. If the message is urgent, please call or text.