Weekly Notices 12 Jul 2015

Published 10/07/2015

Sunday 12th July (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching – ‘Is God In Our Genes?’

Some scientists working on the Genome Project a few years ago claimed that they might have identified what they were calling the ‘God Gene’. Of the 35,000 genes consisting of 3.2 billion chemical bases that make up the human genome, this intriguing new observation posited that our DNA might actually be hard-wired to seek a Higher Power. This raises a provocative question, one that’s increasingly debated in the worlds of science and religion: which came first, God or the need for God?… If some people are more spiritual than others, is it nature or nurture that has made them so? Come join us for an interesting morning in the Chapel!

Sunday 12th July (7pm) Evening Gathering –  ‘Meditation’

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


Our Children’s Programme Note – During the summer months there will be a box of (quiet) toys and activities available for children to enjoy during the main service. The Children’s Chapel and crèche program will begin again in September.

Flowers Dedicated this Sunday – The flowers this Sunday are sponsored by Bill and Victoria Ellington in celebration of their 27th Wedding Anniversary.  They were married at RHUC on 23rd July, 1988.

COFFEE & TEA MONEY during July will be donated to

‘SimpleGifts’ – Unitarian Centre for Social Action

and our Sunday collection basket will also be divided with  

‘SimpleGifts’ – Unitarian Centre for Social Action

NOTICES & Dates for your Diaries

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

Message from the Management Board

It costs £5,000 per week to run this Chapel. Each month, we donate half of our plate collection to charity. On average, we donate £105 each week, from the plate collection to worthy causes. Please help us to support the ongoing work of RHUC; your donations are greatly appreciated. There are many ways to support this Chapel. The options include:

– Becoming a member

– Standing order

– One off donation

– Leaving a legacy

Please visit our website or contact our administrator for more details, or if you would like to discuss ways to give to the Chapel.

Services Next Sunday

Sunday 19th July (11am)

Rev Dr Patrick T. O’Neill preaching

‘On Growing a Soul: Reaching Spiritual Adulthood’

A recent study reports that many people only begin to reach their ‘spiritual adulthood’ around age 30, while many people stop developing spiritually around age 50. People can become spiritually passive; that is, they stop exploring what they believe, stop reading, stop studying their values, stop learning about other pathways, other spiritual viewpoints. How is it with your own spirit these days?  Come join us for an interesting discussion this morning!

Rev Dr O’Neill will lead an ‘Introduction to the Unitarian Way.’  For those new to Unitarianism, an introduction to our unique approach to spiritual community.  All are welcome.

Sunday 19th July (7pm)

Evening Gathering – ‘Music, words, reflection and silence’

Come and join us for meditative music, thought provoking words, followed by silence & reflection. Led by Margaret Perry & Ingrid Tavkar