Weekly Notices 11 Dec 2016

Published 11/12/2016

 

Sunday 11 at 11am – Pilgrimage: Journey of the Spirit
As the world appears to be on the move, we take inspiration from the Christmas story where one family journeyed to find shelter. Throughout the centuries, people of many religions have undertaken arduous pilgrimages as an act of faith. We will examine the journey of the spirit, whether it is a longed-for pilgrimage or enforced escape.
 
Sunday 11 December Evening Gathering: Meditations on Pilgrimage
Our contemplative evening service will use various forms of meditation explore the theme of pilgrimage and journey.

Special announcement
LAST CHANCE BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO DONATE TO THE FOOD BANK.
This Sunday will be the last Food Bank collection until the new year. See details below.
 
NewsFlowers:The flowers for the chalice table this week are sponsored by Tanya Morrison, in memory of her mother, and by Britta and Jim Burtles who wish to ‘provide joyful colour in wintertime’. If you have a special person or an event to celebrate or remember, please contact Sharron Conduit: admin@rosslynhillchapel.com

Monthly Good Cause! Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Marylebone Project’ – dedicatedsolely to meeting the needs of homeless women. www.churcharmy.org.uk/Marylebone-Centre

Food Bank – 11th Dec will be the Chapel’s last collection before the new year…
Rosslyn Hill Chapel continues to support a Food Bank in Chalk Farm. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far to our Chapel Food Bank. Please continue to help us to feed local people in crisis by donating any of the items from the list below and bring them along to Chapel next time you come.

Here is their Christmas wish list:  Mince pies, biscuit sets, non-perishable festive foods. Stocking fillers: Toiletries sets, socks, gloves, hats, scarves. On Saturday 17th Dec the last Food bank before Christmas we would like to give every client: a Clementine, Christmas Crackers, Christmas pudding.

London Hospice Choir
Marie Curie Hospice to benefit from Christmas single by the London Hospice Choir
300 patients, families, staff and volunteers from hospices in the South-East, including Hampstead’s own Marie Curie Hospice, have formed the London Hospice Choir to record a version of ‘The Living Years’, which has joined the race to make this year’s Christmas No. 1.  (Chapel member, Claire Julian, was a member of the choir.)
The single, recorded at Abbey Road Studios with original vocalist, Paul Carrack, refers to the death of a loved one and the regret at not expressing emotions while they were still alive.  Released on 16th December, you can listen to it here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBLgZikvM3U
A proportion of sales will be shared between the 18 participating hospices.
The chapel has frequently supported Hampstead’s Marie Curie Hospice.  If you’d like to help, you can pre-order digital downloads and physical CDs now via the links – it’ll raise money and move it up the charts:
HMV (CD): http://smarturl.it/nfgerp
Amazon (CD): http://smarturl.it/e872qp
Amazon (Digital): http://smarturl.it/ad3krd
iTunes: http://smarturl.it/4sk7sm

Help us to promote the Chapel in your area!
We have some beautiful flyers with information about our Christmas services and new year programmes (see below). On Sunday, please collect 10 copies from the side aisle after the service and put them through letterboxes in your neighbourhood. It doesn’t matter if you live far away, if you’re willing to travel, others might too! Help us to let more people know about the good things happening in the Chapel.