Weekly Notices 12 Feb 2017

Published 10/02/2017

Sunday Services

12th February at 11am: Raja Rammohan Roy ‘Father of the Bengal Renaissance’
This day marks the founding of the Brahmo Samaj, the progressive Hindu group established in the 1800s. We take a look at its founder, the social reformer Raja Rammohan Roy.
 
12th February at 7pm: Meditations on the Brahmo Samaj
Our Evening Gathering meditations are inspired by the Brahmo Samaj and liberal Hindu traditions.

Special announcement
Last chance to register for FUSE: www.fusefest.org.uk
 
News

The Chapel AGM is announced – Sunday 5th March
The chapel is self-governing independent charity. Chapel members can have their say on decisions affecting the chapel’s future at the Annual General Meeting on 5th March after the morning service. Lunch and Childcare will be provided. For more information, see this month’s Open Mind newsletter.

Good Cause(s) of the Month: Unitarian youth charities
Our Sunday collection basket will be divided with ‘Send a Child to Hucklow’ Fund, and the ‘GA Youth Programme.’ 

Flowers
The flowers for the chalice table this week are 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 

Interfaith Passover – Thursday 6th April 6.45 for a 7pm start
The JW3 Centre volunteers have invited us to an Interfaith Passover: ‘Join us as we explore the impact of the 3,500 year old Exodus story and the rituals that Jewish people observe. There will be a light supper and a chance to mingle and share experiences.’ If you’d like to go, please email Karen@jw3.org.uk and cc revkatedean@gmail.com

 

 
 
Upcoming Events

‘Living with Integrity’ discussion group meets on Monday 13th February, at 7pm in the Chapel, focusing on ‘Working for Justice’.

Tuesday at 7pm: ‘Soul Deep’ spiritual discussions in the Chapel – this week’s theme: Trust and ConnectionRev Kate Dean continues to lead a series of six Tuesday-night sessions focusing on a different aspect of spiritual life each week. We aim to go deeper and examine the inner faith that finds an outward expression in the way we live our lives. These are self-contained sessions, so you can join us even if you are attending for the first time…
Session 3: 7th Feb – Trust and Connection
Session 4: 14th Feb – Courage and Weakness
Session 5: 21st Feb – Resilience and Perception
Session 6: 28th Feb – Blessings and Boundaries

Chapel Choir rehearsals are on Wednesday’s at 7:30pm in the Chapel.  New voices are always welcomed into the choir.  No audition necessary.
 
Tai Chi Classes on Wednesday 22nd February, at 5:45pm in the Chapel.
 
‘Heart and Soul’ alternative weeknight service, meets on Monday 20th February at 7pm in the Chapel.
 
Chapel Book Group – meets on Monday 27th February at 7pm in the Chapel Committee Room. Bring a favourite book with you to discuss. In March we’ll discuss our current reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley.
 
POT LUCK LUNCHES – The next ‘Pot Luck Lunch’ will be on Sunday 26th February in the side aisle at 12:30pm (after the morning service).  This is an informal, friendly occasions – all are welcome and the request is to bring some food to share or make a financial contribution (£3 minimum).  We look forward to seeing you there.
 
Worship Studies Course at the Chapel
Worship Studies: Thinking about leading a service but not sure how? Looking for new ways to enliven worship for your congregation and beyond?

We hope that chapel members will join us for this valuable training which is right on the doorstep! The London & SE District (LDPA) is offering a four-part course, leading to a GA-recognised qualification the  Worship Studies Course (Foundation Step). Group sessions will take place on Saturdays: 4th March, 15th July, 30th September and 2ndDecember at Rosslyn Hill Chapel.For more information, contact Rev’d Martin Whitell: revdmart@aol.com 

 
 
Services Next Sunday

Sunday 19th February
11am – Morning service
‘The people of the question’ – Guest Speaker Kieran Seale
Kieran Seale will lead a service and ask why questions are so important to Unitarians
 
7pm – Evening service
‘Hip Hop and Spirituality’
Join us to explore the intricacies and subtleties of hip-hop lyrics and the connection to spirituality. With ‘hip hop head’ Michael Hussey and Rev Kate Dean