Weekly Notices 11 Oct 2015

Published 09/10/2015

Guest Preacher Rev Jopie Boeke – ‘The Gift of Years’

This service aims to look at the many dimensions of ageing, the purposes and concerns, struggles and surprises, the potential and joys. Life is not just about the length of years, but about living in the values offered every day. Being human, in the fullest sense, is to explore the spiritual dimensions of life, and are profoundly and provokingly, religious issues. I have the, perhaps foolish, audacity to think I may have some wisdom to share having lived more years than most of you here. See you in church!

Sunday 11 October (7.00pm) Evening Gathering – ‘Meditation’

‘The essence of meditation is simply to reach a ‘state of being’ – Come and join us for silence, reflection, and music. Led by Ingrid Tavkar

Children’s Programme – The children are continuing to look at the sources Unitarians draw upon to shape their faith.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday    are sponsored by Ed Fordham

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during October will be donated to ‘Freedom from Torture’

and our Sunday collection basket

will also be divided with Freedom from Torture’

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

  You are invited!

…to a Farewell Celebration

for our Minister, the Rev Patrick O’Neill and his wife, Patricia Williams

who are returning to their native United States for retirement

Saturday 17 October 2015 (6.00pm) at the Chapel

 This will be a convivial social occasion with a meal included and some music.  Please do join us then. We look forward to seeing you.

Please contact Margaret Perry (email: margaretperry14{at}hotmail.co.uk)

or Ingrid Tavkar (email: ingridtavkar{at}gmail.com), for more information.

We would also be very glad to hear from anyone who is willing to offer practical assistance – such as setting out and clearing up on the day.



Message from the Membership Group Welcoming new members – Sunday 18 October Reverend Patrick and the Membership Group will set aside part of morning service on Sunday 18th October to welcome members who have become involved with the chapel over the last couple of years. Claire Julian (of the membership group) will send invitations to all such new members, but would be very grateful if you could contact her on claire.marley{at}mac.com (o2o 7435 8254) if you have joined the chapel since the summer of 2013 (so that she can double-check that we do not omit anyone).

 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

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 18 October (11.00am)

New Member Sunday!

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Choosing Community’

This Sunday as we recognize our newest members of the Chapel congregation, we’ll ponder a bit the meaning of community and its importance in one’s life.  Do join us for worship this morning!

Sunday 18 October (7.00pm) – Evening Gathering

‘Ageing & Spirituality’

Our lives are a journey and can be an opportunity, as we age, and if we choose, for us to use the experiences that come our way to facilitate the growth of our spiritual aspect. This Service will offer an opportunity together to reflect on that. Led by Shirley Malin